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Wholigan
22nd Apr 2009, 21:30
In August 2004 I wrote an ode to Jet Blast in the form of a Robert Service style rhyming tale of derring do.

A certain Bluey lady from Oz surprised me by making a book of the tale and illustrating it for me. She sent it to me, it was an excellent job and I was most grateful to her. It was immensely kind of her.

We were talking about this the other night in chat and it was suggested that I post the illustrated version of my story. So Radz scanned the lot in and I uploaded it to photfekkit and so it will be appearing on a web site near you soon.

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Whirlygig
22nd Apr 2009, 22:23
You will post the link, WON'T you :ok:

Cheers

Whirls

Radar66
22nd Apr 2009, 22:29
Patience dear girl, patience.... all good things takes time...:E

Whirlygig
22nd Apr 2009, 22:32
'Ow did you know my name was Patience? :D

I know, I know, like a properly poured pint of Guinness, all good things come to those that wait.

But I missed it the first time round and my apetite has been whetted.

Cheers

Whirls

Wholigan
23rd Apr 2009, 04:25
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Wholigan
23rd Apr 2009, 04:28
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Wholigan
23rd Apr 2009, 04:34
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Wholigan
23rd Apr 2009, 04:36
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Wholigan
23rd Apr 2009, 04:39
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Wholigan
23rd Apr 2009, 04:43
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Roger Sofarover
23rd Apr 2009, 07:50
Lot of work there Wholigan thanks:ok::ok:

RJM
23rd Apr 2009, 09:33
What a stirring story!

It got me thinking of a certain Australian bush ballad...

Now that eerie fable is told round the table
From Cooma to Wallaby Flat
But none of us knew that the tale was true
And how real was olí Dan and his gat

But now we know better and believe to the letter
The story of brave men of yore
And the girls that they loved and the blokes that they shoved
Aside in their rise to the fore

Though now in Australia we sing of the failure
Of the Stranger and Dan to survive
We hope in our hearts that the men and their tarts
Will return to Drapesí bar and revive



With all respect of course to Flaps and the other ladies concerned. Tarts was a good rhyme.

goudie
23rd Apr 2009, 10:02
Well told Wholi', and great illustrations from Bluey. Had me on the edge of my seat!

BlueDiamond
23rd Apr 2009, 10:42
Thanks for scanning that in, Radz and Wholi ... I lost my files of that in the great computer crash of 2006 (Diamond Division) so I can copy those images now and save them!!! http://209.85.12.227/12099/121/emo/hug.gif

That poem is f ecking brilliant and that's a great follow-up, RJM!!! :ok:

flapsforty
23rd Apr 2009, 11:44
Pah!
Never fainted in my life. :rolleyes:
Silly man.



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Nice trip down memory lane.
5 years is a long time on the net, yet of all the people mentioned, only Rugz is AWOL.

Radz, Wholigan & BlueDiamond: :D

tony draper
23rd Apr 2009, 12:04
Yer great stuff Mr Wholigan, five years? five bloody years! we were all so young then.:rolleyes:

Storminnorm
23rd Apr 2009, 14:29
Who needs that Shakespeare fella when we have talent like that!!!
Great stuff. Well written!!!

west lakes
23rd Apr 2009, 21:12
The original was before my time, thanks for posting it:ok:

VitaminGee
25th Apr 2009, 05:21
Great stuff! :D When does the fillum get released?

Wod
25th Apr 2009, 07:32
Mag-bloody-nificent!!:ok:

10W
25th Apr 2009, 07:53
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/162/370451211_5da2041bf6.jpg

Ach, it was only a flesh wound

http://www.jfklancer.com/photos/Evidence/Shirt.jpg

I'll live :cool:

Whirlygig
25th Apr 2009, 08:10
Fantastic :ok::D

Wonderfully written and fabulously illustrated.

Although I joined in 2003, it was these sorts of gunfights and bar brawls that made me scared to enter the JB Bar unaccompanied. :O

Cheers

Whirls

fernytickles
25th Apr 2009, 09:16
That was great - kept me hooks on tenter from start to finish :ok: