Thursday, May 11, 2006

Superlon Mystery 20: Ultimo tango a Superlonigi

They woke up.

Stejar Strahl: What is this light alley? Why are we suddenly here?
Eiseemi Laxi: These shabby streets are so familiar. I think I was born here.

Mama Zucchini: Hello, I bet you can help me. I am a lost visitor from the republic of Thermoplastica. I am looking for a bet.
Stejar Strahl: The casino is near the beach.
Mama Zucchini: Me beach? My cousin will come.
Stejar Strahl: Your cousin Will comes to gamble too?
Mama Zucchini: No I am looking for a pet to sleep.
Stejar Strahl: A pet sheep?
Mama Zucchini: Yes, cheap is fine.

Eiseemi Laxi: Stejar, I think she wants a room from the Turnip Continental...
Stejar Strahl: Be quiet, fisher-robot, she is pretty as a bobby.
Eiseemi Laxi: Oh yes, Bobby Bacala kind of pretty.

Stejar Strahl: All I know I have a pet bee in a gage.
Mama Zucchini: That's so romantic. Yes, I do.
Stejar Strahl: You do? Do you mean you want a bee?
Mama Zucchini: Yes I want to be with you. I will show you my auntie Melongena's shop. She sells so lovely rings.
Eiseemi Laxi: My auntie, Bea Vulgarus, once said to me: "Always check out whether you dive into warm water or hot porridge".

To be continued...


Dave said...

Any woman driving a half-track Action Force vehicle is going to look attractive to a certain sort of man..

taigathefox said...


It's G.I.Joe's Polar Battle Bear, the 1983 model.

The Blind Flaneur said...

Sensationally mad. No wonder you're a fan of the elephant. It'll be arriving in Helsinki soon. Honest.

occasional poster of comments said...

That was brilliant! And that painting works so well as the background to the photo.

That word Ultimo had me worried, though. For a horrible moment I thought it was the last Superlon.

taigathefox said...

Oh, nice to see a new visitor here. Welcome, the blind flaneur. Nice name, may I say.

I'd love to see the elephant, but you can drink the mushroom vodka.

taigathefox said...

OPC, don't you worry there.
Stejar's bachelor days are possibly gone, but Superlon stays :)

Interpreter Pavlov said...

Rich, subtle stuff. Fisher-robot is wonderful, the missing element from the Fisher King legend. (Did you know 'robot' means 'traffic-lights' in South Africa?). What a team! Hieno goukkue! (Hope I've got this right.)

taigathefox said...

Oh, I didn't know, but if you look at Eiseemi Laxi he is a bit like a traffic light. The red one. [I am little bit tired at the moment]

Oo, you have learned some Finnish! It's Hieno joukkue, but otherwise very well done :)

Dave said...

I too have been trying to learn a little. On nyt kuluva korjata?

taigathefox said...

A-ha, I have a feeling I should teach you some Finnish now and then :)
I will start from the basics, when I've got the time, but here's a lovely example of our language:

Älä rääkkää sitä ruisrääkkää.
Emmä rääkkääkkään.

Don't torment that corncrake.
I'm not tormenting it.

Dave said...

I struggle with New Testament Greek.

I'd really like to learn Hungarian, but I suspect that it's going to end up like Finnish.

Let's stick with English, as you are so good at it.

taigathefox said...

Here's some very good reading for all who are interested in learning some Finnish.
I can teach you some words and some pronounciation, but grammatics...erm...
look at yourself