[lit-ideas] Re: BLAME IT ON THE HAGGIS

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 09:02:57 -0700

On Jun 11, 2007, at 7:11 AM, Mike Geary wrote:

"Scotland is the worst performing small country in Western Europe, according to a report by business leaders."
AND they have the worst music you can imagine.
Just wanted to bring Ritchie back down to earth.

After extensive research, consisting of reading today's newspaper headlines, I can conclude only that the poor results--if indeed they be true--are due to:

* Entrepreneurial Scots having left to run small enterprises like BP and the British gummint
* A poor haggis crop this year, probably caused by global warming
* The disastrous shortage of Sunday Poems
* The following ad, which suggests that madness has reached the point at which Scots, who have some quite good golf courses of their own, with hills and bumps and links and all that good stuff, might want to go play golf in Mississippi. Mississippi! Hot, humid, flat, with chance of hurricanes. IMy theory is that people have forgotten the Darien scheme: http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/Scotland-History/DarienScheme.htm

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David Ritchie,
playing fabulous conceptual music on his silent pipes in
Portland, Oregon

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