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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 7th October, 2018)

Tom Lehrer...


Tom Lehrer...
... would have loved Mesnes Park.

Photo: David Long  (Sony RX10)
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Comment by: Mick on 7th October 2018 at 02:03

Was Tom a Pigeon Fancier Rev.

Comment by: Poet on 7th October 2018 at 08:32

My pulse will be quickenin
With each drop of strychnine

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 7th October 2018 at 08:36

No Mick, I think he wanted to poison the pigeons in the park !

Comment by: Veronica on 7th October 2018 at 08:46

Looks like the duck pond is occupied by the pigeons and the ducks have 'flown'! Where are the ducks?

Comment by: Carolaen on 7th October 2018 at 09:21

Mick.He may have been a Fancier, but certainly not when they were in the Park. Look up his very funny song "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park". The man is a genius, literally as he was a Maths Professor as well. He is still with us but more or less gave up up his hilarious musical career in the 1970's because real life had got beyond parody. I'm not sure it's got any better.

Comment by: Alan on 7th October 2018 at 13:40

Never heard of him!

Comment by: Veronica on 7th October 2018 at 14:46

Well I have seen it all,they are nothing but pigeon squatters - they must think they're ducks - they'll be paddling next!

Comment by: Philip G. on 7th October 2018 at 16:45

I can't help being reminded of Pte. Joe Walker's escapade in the Dad's Army episode Getting the Bird.

Comment by: Pw on 7th October 2018 at 17:07

Alan, Google him,he is a funny guy.

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