Monday, 27 October 2008

Wednesday 23 April 2008

Happy St. George's Day! Today I celebrate my Englishness and all that makes my country great. Cricket, cream teas, and plucky Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

With profound apologies to Gustave Moreau:

St. George spays the last dragon in England.

If you are not aware of the noble legend, here is a brief summary: In the First Century AD, the King's Chief Vet in Charge of Birth-Control (St. Snippus) ordered that all dragons be spayed to eliminate the nuisance they caused. St. George dogfully volunteered for the task and is depicted above dealing with a typical miscreant. This naughty fellow had kidnapped a dusky maiden to fulfil his every sordid whim, so brave St. George was able to liberate her as well as sorting out the dragon.

So there you have it - St. George spayed the last dragon in England. Although, to judge by the appearance of the New Cat and his cronies, one or two might have slipped under the radar.

Good night.
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