Monday, 20 June 2011

In the Land of the One-Eyed

the one-and-a-half-eyed is Queen.



A ruff, a ruff,
my Queen's realm for the other half!


(Perhaps half a ruff is all you get for $1.99)


27 comments:

  1. ha. its all a house of cards...smiles.

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  2. I am looking for the ruff, but I am a bit literal. A half ruff will do. Dianne

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  3. Okay, I finally got it. Thanks to Richard and a few things my Mom used to say. Dianne

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  4. Half a ruff is more than enough, though... LOL

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  5. Don't you wonder who this person was before her picture was marked down to 1.99?

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  6. Friko, you are an artist with words. And you're also very sly. I think you're wonderful.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. I am in the dark! But intensely curious.

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  8. Friko---Your Magpie is the only one that offers a bit of comic relief. Thank you!

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  9. So good to see that, despite your 18-hour days in the garden, you've still got some time for a little fun.

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  10. okay, this is all very silly.
    I had very little time, I am knackered from endless gardening, apologies all round. explanations following:

    the woman in the picture has one big, one small eye (me too, I am very short-sighted and had a squint in one eye) so no aspersions, if you too suffer the same fate.

    1st quote: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

    2nd quote: a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.
    The villain, Richard III has his nag arrowed from under him, stumbles around in battle and is about to be soundly thrashed.

    ruff: the stiff frilly collar kings and queens wore around their necks in the
    16th century.

    what's that shiny thing round the woman's neck? could be a ruff? half a ruff?
    No? okay, have it your way..

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  11. friko - it's ruff work this writing business isn't it. steven

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  12. ..not a horse, but a ruff. :)

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  13. heh heh....loved it. Even exhausted you come up trumps!!

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  14. Good one! Did you know that many artists have mis-aligned eyes? Rembrandt, Chagall, Klimt all had 'em. Maybe this is a portrait of an artist.

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  15. Terrific-- you too were struck by the disparity of the eyes. xxxj

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  16. I can't not see half the incandescent ruff, now. I like. But definitely needed it explained! Not as sharp as some of the other pencils in your followship. ;)

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  17. A ruff... of course! I knew that...didn't I?? ;)

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  18. "She loves us not who on the rack of this ruff world would stretch us longer." (King Lear, sort of . . . )
    I thought that to say one of her eyes was only half an eye was just a tad unkind to such a lovely face. But good funning and punning. Thank you

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  19. Thanks for the explanation. I was clueless as to the ruff.

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  20. Maybe she's the diamond in the ruff? Ho, ho!

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  21. I noticed her eyes too you should see me in pictures its like Quasimodo it doesn't look that bad normally but in a photo *sigh* I have much sympathy for her lol Very amusing =)

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