Paint It Black

Mortal Mindy's picture

Today's full Council meeting is set to see Scarbados further painted in the  black.   With far too many Doom and Gloom items on the many 'Agendas' going on at Town Hall today,  here is the Council's official one: To Be or Not To Be ... nope, there is nothing noble about this, best stick with MacBeth ...

From the top we have:  Item 6(i) - The Futurist - Janet Jefferson will be presenting the Petition to Save the Futurist.  Whilst the Council did ask for a business plan, so far the media focus has been about an  8'4 x 4'6 stone slab. "The plot, marked by a plain stone slab, was only discovered a month ago by campaigners in an overgrown area." (YP) , how convenient, lets just hope Janet or Patricia don't mutter those immortal words 'over my dead body'  especially if the 'forward planning department' have made preparations. With a covenant in place presumably there is room for at least one more, dead or alive?  The Futurist that is. ....  "In the poison'd entrails throw.—  Toad, that under cold stone, Days and nights has thirty-one;  Swelter'd venom sleeping got, Boil thou first i' the charmed pot!" 

Next on the Doom and Gloom list is item 7 (ii) : (to pass resolution on) :   The recommendation from the S151 officer that the scheme is unaffordable ....... to resolve to instruct officers to engage with local Members of Parliament (bit difficult that with Bob on his trainset and McIntosh being deselected) . Anyhow, so despite the Risks highlighted as - Loss of life, injury to persons, or damage to property due to wave overtopping  and Loss of life, injury to persons or damage to infrastructure, assets and property due to landsliding  - the bottom line is erm 'we have a bottom line?' oh so what about an alternative, come on Nick Edwards (151) be resourceful!  just take a look around the room :   "Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. "

Finally on the Merchant's list, item 10:  He who must not be named: "Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf; Witches' mummy; maw and gulf Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark; Root of hemlock digg'd i the dark; Liver of blaspheming Jew; Gall of goat, and slips of yew Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse;"

All together now: 'Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. ...'

Still it could be worse ? 

" Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips; Finger of birth-strangled babe Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,—  Make the gruel thick and slab:  Add thereto a tiger's chaudron, For the ingrediants of our caldron."

Oops, oh my word,  the SN has pulled it, oh well;  "Cool it with a baboon's blood,  Then the charm is firm and good." :-( thy hex be done ;-)

found it: Local author says Shakespeare is a bit of a killer and dry ...

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