Tag: surreal

Magic Penguin And The Season Finale

Magic Penguin, Fat Giraffe, Mystic Mouse, Stupid Donkey, Ed The Ostrich, Happy Rhino, Anxious Bull, Mardy Puffin, Fast Gibbon, Mistaken Moose, and Wise Owl were enjoying a drink in the Shoe and Phone one afternoon. “Wow, there are a lot of us here today,” said Fat Giraffe. “Including some characters who don’t usually come into…

Magic Penguin And The Further Lowering Of The Bar

Magic Penguin and Mardy Puffin were enjoying a drink in the Slipper and Pager, an establishment neither was known to frequent. “It’s alright in here,” said Magic Penguin, “reasonably priced, good selection of craft beer, and the food looks pretty good too.” “It’s not bad,” agreed Mardy Puffin, “I prefer the Sandal and Fax, but…

Magic Penguin And The Return Of The Main Characters

Magic Penguin, Fat Giraffe and Mystic Mouse were enjoying a few drinks in the Shoe and Phone one afternoon as they tended to do with monotonous regularity. “So, we’re back then,” observed Mystic Mouse. “What do you mean?” asked Fat Giraffe, “We’re always in the pub. We literally don’t do anything else.” “Yes, but last…

Magic Penguin And The Missing Main Characters

Mardy Puffin, Fast Gibbon and Mistaken Moose were enjoying a drink in the Sandal and Fax, as was their way. “Something’s not right,” said Mistaken Moose. “I think you’re mistaken,” said Mardy Puffin. “That’s right, I am,” agreed Mistaken Moose, “I’m Mistaken Moose. What’s that got to do with my original observation?” “No, I mean…

Magic Penguin And The Need For A Nemesis

  Magic Penguin, Fat Giraffe and Mystic Mouse were whiling away the afternoon in the Shoe and Phone as they were sometimes inclined to do. Fat Giraffe was slightly irritated that he had mostly been left out of last week’s story, seemingly only to be used as a cheap device to conclude the narrative with…

Magic Penguin And The PC Brigade

Magic Penguin and Mystic Mouse were enjoying a drink in the Shoe and Phone. “It’s nice in here,” said Mystic Mouse. “Is it?” said Magic Penguin in surprise, for he had always felt that the Shoe and Phone was a dingy backstreet watering hole, and certainly not the kind of establishment that anyone would ever…

Magic Penguin And The Melancholy Tomato

One day, after a competitive game of squash, Magic Penguin and Fat Giraffe decided to pop into the Shoe and Phone for a few drinks. As Magic Penguin had narrowly won the match, Fat Giraffe had to get the first round in. He went to the bar to order the drinks while Magic Penguin went…

Magic Penguin Phones It In

Fat Giraffe and Stupid Donkey were sitting in awkward silence in The Shoe and Phone. “I’m sure he’ll be here any minute now,” said Fat Giraffe breaking the silence, “he’s normally very punctual.” “Well let’s hope so,” said Stupid Donkey, “I’m not sure if we can carry this one on our own.” “I mean, I’d…

Magic Penguin And The Continuing Lack Of Action

Magic Penguin, Fat Giraffe and Stupid Donkey were enjoying a few drinks in the Shoe and Phone one afternoon. Fat Giraffe was a little irritated by Stupid Donkey’s appearance in  a second successive story. “So you’re going to be a regular fixture then?” he asked, failing to mask his animosity. “Yeah, the writer felt that…

Magic Penguin And The Third Character

One afternoon Magic Penguin and Fat Giraffe were imbibing alcoholic beverages in the Shoe and Phone, as was their way, when in walked Stupid Donkey. “Alright mate?” said Magic Penguin greeting his old friend. “Not bad,” replied Stupid Donkey, “How are you guys? The exchange of banal greetings continued for a few more moments as…

Magic Penguin And The Career Decision

Magic Penguin and Fat Giraffe were spending the afternoon playing darts and drinking heavily in the pub of their choice, the inimitable Shoe and Phone. Fat Giraffe was winning easily. “One hundred and eighty,” bellowed Fat Giraffe as he landed a third consecutive treble. It was a treble seventeen, which made Fat Giraffe’s claim slightly…

Magic Penguin And The Broken Fourth Wall

Magic Penguin and Fat Giraffe were frequenting their local public house one afternoon, as was their tendency. Fat Giraffe was drinking a generic lager, but Magic Penguin had opted for a more pretentious craft IPA. The Shoe and Phone (for that was the name of the establishment that they were currently patronising) was relatively empty,…

Magic Moodles

What’s this? A bonus ‘Artist’s Corner’? After Friday’s stunning portrait of Mrs Proclaims and me, surely I’ve given enough art to the Blogosphere for one weekend? Well, yes, frankly I have. Yet I have been moved once more to display my formidable talent in the prestigious realm of the doodle. Ladies and gentlemen of the…