The random witterings of Jonathan Morris, writer.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Parklife


(Following on from yesterday's blog about me thinking Phil Daniels, and not Phil Davis, would be in Doctor Who And The Fires Of Pompeii, I give you...)

Pompeii!

Veni vidi vici is the ipso facto status quo in the town what is known as... Pompeii!

A pyroclastic flow can be avoided if you take a route straight through what is known as...Pompeii!

Evelina’s got second sight, she’ll get enlisted by the Sybilline Sisterhood, they love a bit of it! (Pompeii!)

Who’s that Time Lord Doctor? You should try the hypocaust, mate, get some exercise!

All the people, so many people
And they’ll all get buried alive, buried alive in their... Pompeii!

I get up when I want, except on Wednesdays, when I get rudely awakened by an ominous rumbling (Pompeii!)

I put my toga on, have a glass cup of wine, and I think about leaving the villa (Pompeii!)

I visit the baths, I sometimes visit the brothels too, they give me a sense of enormous well-being (Pompeii!)

And then I’m happy for the rest of the day, at least until it starts to rain down volcanic ash and pumice onto my asphyxiated twitching corpse

All the people, so many people
And they’ll all get scorched alive, scorched alive in their... Pompeii!

Pompeii! Pompeii! Pompeii! Pompeii!

It’s got nothing to do with Steve Lyon’s
The Fires Of Vulcan, you know.

Pompeii! Pompeii!

Or those canon arguments which go round and round and round and round...

Pompeii! Pompeii!

All the people, so many people
And they’ll all get buried alive, buried alive in their... Pompeii!

All the people, so many people
And they’ll all get petrified, petrified in their... Pompeii!


3 comments:

  1. It's a cup of wine! A cup! Did Asterix the Gaul die in vain?

    Oh, and its not about your Herculaneum where they were drowned in a torrent of superheated mud producing to my mind a better preserved but less interesting visitor attraction. Pompeii.
    Still, be most of Naples next time, then they'll have a quandary. Pompeii.
    Do you dig out Herculaneum and try to carry on like before, or turn the whole city into a historical theme park of death. Pompeii.
    I mean how soon's too soon?

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  2. I've corrected it. Happy now, Potter?

    Naples is a ghastly town. Looks like Swindon.

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  3. Ecstatic. It is grim indeed, only ice cream, pizza, and us wanting to see how much nicer it was 2000 years ago gives them anything to live for.

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