I love a bit of satire, even with a tincture of sarcasm (or, in this case, bucket loads), so that’s why I have a link on this site to our friends at Cloyees ) or as Cliffy on Catholica calls them ‘Cooees from the Couture’.
Recently we’ve heard that, for the first time, the English voter has had the pleasure of TV debates from Prime Ministerial candidates. One of the consequences was that Nick Clegg, the face of the Liberal Democrats, got to be on the same platform as the ‘big boys’, Gordon (‘she’s a bigot’) Brown and David (‘The Chameleon’) Cameron.
Well now I know how Nick Clegg feels because today I got my own post on Cloyees. It makes me believe, perhaps naively, that I’ve arrived in the cyberspace. Yes, dear pewster, I’m the Nick Clegg of the blogsphere!
Now, just in case you don’t partake of the unique Coyees style (and just in their own version of the Pew Meister, the aptly named Warden, strikes), here is Mother Mirabilis’ incisive, biting missive:
Coo-ee pilgrims… Mother Mirabilis here again!
“How disappointing!” says the confused Tony who, for an aCatholic, spends an awful lot of time here in The Cloister.
No pilgrims, Tony is not referring to his own Euro09 Travel Blog which appears to journal a most uneventful journey in Europe with friends for most of June 2009… rather he is concerned that in “Nearly 5 minutes of dress-ups” there is “not one Cappa Magna to be seen!”
Poor Tony… our beloved Warden does so hate for pilgrims to pass this way disappointed and unfullfiled so here you go!
Of course I can resist anything but temptation so I immediately fired off a witty reply.
But there is a limit to freedom in Cloyland and my comment got posted to cyber limbo. That didn’t stop the aforemention Warden …
… pointing his grey finger in my direction and giving yours truly a ticking off:
No Tony “You just can’t choose your readers” but we can choose what of their’s we will publish!
As for your “very own post”… don’t feel too flattered! Mother has been looking for an excuse to post that Cappa footage for near on a week!
One can only imagine how you as an aCatholic feel about being a religious woman’s excuse for sharing her prized Cappa footage!
Oh the indignity of the abuse!
But I do feel flattered Warden! I feel flattered to have my very own post (for now) AND that you would spend some of your precious time, like a noble knight, backing up the fair Mother and with Mother’s Day just around the corner!
But wait, there’s more! Fr Ted Crilly goes for the jugular:
I have often though (sic) Tony to be a sad character but you have to feel for a guy who sets up a blog to chronicle a trip with friends and then has nothing to say!
Or was it there were no friends or no trip.
Perhpas like everything we see of him here at Cooees it all just happen in his own private fantasy world!
Oh Father! Please let me be the first on the queue to your confessional!
It’s tempting now to change the header graphic on this humble blog to include ‘as featured on Cloyees’, but modesty prevents.
What would make this momentous day complete would be if one of the Cloyees posted here. Oh mercy! Is that asking too much?
PS: I’ve sent another response to the Clawsters informing them of my gratitude and providing a link to this post but, as yet, it has not been approved. Now, of course, all biting commentary is left for the Grand Silence.
PSS: I did tend to let it ‘go through to the keeper’ but as catty as the Clawsters can be, I was amazed that herself (Mother Mirabilis) would think it significant or even interesting that I started, then abandoned a blog, on my travels last year and, with the help of the aptly named ‘Fr Ted’, would draw rather sad conclusions from that. This, of course, is in the context of accusing me of having too much time on my hands!