Valentine Mark Herman's Blog – November 2015 Archive (3)

A Great Gig Collage Tribute to San Marino, and/or How I Would Keep My Children Quiet for 15 Minutes When We Went on Holiday

The Family Herman used to go on holiday from the South of Holland (Maastricht) to the South of France (Argélès-sur-Mer). The journey would take about 10 hours fast driving. Cries from the children "Are we nearly there yet, Dad?" would break out before we had even left the drive of our house -- which was only 4 yards long (the drive, that is, not the house). The journey to France would take us through Belgium and Luxembourg before we got to France. I would manage to keep the kids quiet for…


Added by Valentine Mark Herman on November 8, 2015 at 5:14pm — 3 Comments

Dr Dolittle, what goes on in French pharmaceutical laboratories, and Sir Alex Issigonis who invented...

..the Mini.

Car, not skirt.

But he might have invented that too.

What he did say that is 'relevant' (I use the word with some hesitation here) is that "A camel is a horse designed by a committee".

Thank you, Sir Alex.

And now this Great Big Collage (# 15 in the series, in case you have lost count) is about animals -- animals of the "Pushmi-Pullyu" type (supposedly, a gazelle-unicorn cross with two heads) of Dr Dolittle.

I managed to sneak a…


Added by Valentine Mark Herman on November 7, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

"Let there be light, and there was light" (Genesis 1, 3)

And then, many years later, Coca Cola came along.

And there was Light.

(Or even Lite in some markets)

And there was Zero.

And there was Life

And there was even Cherry Cola, as in.....

"I met her in a club down in old Soho/ Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry cola/See-oh-el-aye cola."

(It was originally Coca cola, but the Coke people wouldn't let the kinks call it that -- but…


Added by Valentine Mark Herman on November 5, 2015 at 4:52pm — 4 Comments



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