1.12.04 | I'm a Very Friendly Lion Called Parsley

Nicked the below from Tam's Mememe page, mainly because it reminded me of an animated programme i used to watch when i was a small Saturnyne.

Prog called The Herbs. It had an awesomely cool lion in it, called Parsley, who had his own little song (Sung in a kind of posh, older Nick Drake style- melancholia and everthing) whenever he appeared. Actually, all the characters had songs (And all sung with the kind of poise that you can only get by being English and full of Melancholy). And when i say songs i don't mean the kind of piss you'd get in Barney The Dinosaur or other modern kids crap. The se were the kinds of songs that could be sung and remembered with affection and fondness... ahh, sigh, i do.

Anyway, i'm Basil.


What herb are you?
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Oh, and another thing, the "H" in herbs is definitely to be pronounced, cos it sounds sooo much cooler.

Next up: Hands. Or a guest appearance by an aspect of the Triple-Goddess to answer your burning questions. Or something else i've just pulled from the dank recesses of my miind...


  5:49 am :. Blogger B hollered thusly:

i am rosemary, apparently.
and i'm not so sure about the pronunciation of 'herb'. i've always pronounced it without the 'h', that's just the way that i was taught, but i suppose it is acceptable either way. i do find that when i watch chefs on food network, they tend to use the 'h', which leads me to believe that is the proper way.
i must check out this program you wrote about. and yes, barney is crap! but teletubbies and boo-bah are totally scary (and i believe those are creations from your neck of the woods? hehe).
so glad to see you back.

  10:12 pm :. Blogger my sun sets to rise again hollered thusly:

I'm basil too.

I can only remember one song from the herbs. And then its only a line about tarragon the dragon.

  2:12 am :. Blogger Jessie hollered thusly:

I got moly, same as Tam. What the hell is moly, anyway?

I say pronounce the 'h'.

  11:33 am :. Blogger The Prisoner hollered thusly:

I was mandrake


i drive people insane

  11:33 am :. Blogger The Prisoner hollered thusly:

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  12:41 pm :. Blogger Dani hollered thusly:

I'm moly, too.
And I do not pronounce the "h" in herb. I'm American, dammit. ;-)

  1:44 pm :. Blogger The Saturnyne hollered thusly:

Damn! i wanna be mandrake!Driving people insane is MY job! (See "job description" thing in Profile).

But Dani, pronouncing Herbs without an Aitch in it just sounds so, so... common! (heh!)

  3:03 pm :. Blogger The Saturnyne hollered thusly:

And while i'm here:

B... what the hell is a "Boo-bah"?!?! I'm familiar with the Teletubbies from stoned/drunk early mornings of a misspent "youth" though, and think they're great.

"Again! Again!" i say.
and also
"Eh-oh! Wheredjer bobbin'?"


  10:06 pm :. Blogger stella hollered thusly:

i'm a rosemary herb too like b ... :)
(p.s. there are herbs and then there are 'h'erbs... pending on which one we're talking here).

  12:15 am :. Blogger The Saturnyne hollered thusly:

Oh the controversy of it all!

I feel quite faint just thinking about it.

I am right of course. Mainly because God spoke to me in a dream, wearing the form of a tomato... and he said "Tell them bloody Americans that their diction is rubbish and that herbs definitely has a "H" in it when spoken. Also, that they drive on the wrong side of the road, and that all drivers should drive on the left, like those marvellous English people that i'm so fond of..."

At least i think it was God. It might just have been a talking tomato. With a grudge.


  12:47 am :. Blogger B hollered thusly:

oh, he must've been a rotten tomato. i heard that tomatoes don't like americans anyway, so his remarks are not at all surprising.
stella! how could i have forgotten that other herb?!?! geez, has it been that long? guess so.
i must admit that the first time that i saw teletubbies was just after an early morning 'bake'. i was in a hotel room in atlanta flipping thru the tv channels and came across it. i was totally scared by it. but, now that boo-bah is out, teletubbies seem pretty sane. apparently boo-bah is created by the teletubbies folks. they are different colored round things that giggle a lot and fart.
go here:
and then here:
(gee, sure wish i knew html- someone should teach me!)

  4:15 am :. Blogger The Saturnyne hollered thusly:

Good god! Well i consider England revenged upon America for kicking us out and installing it's own "democracy" after seeing that. And now i see it's on our tee-vee this afternoon... i shall watch... with eyes afearful.

So now Ye ole England is avenged, that just leaves, The Indians (american ones), Africans, Mexicans, parts of Europe, most of the Far East, All of the Middle East (except Israel), Russia, and healthy parts of South America. Plus Cuba. And whales. And if i've missed anyone out, i'm sure they will remind us when this Global Warming malarkey REALLY starts to bite...

It's not much fun being an ordinary American at the moment, i'm thinking. Still... i love you, regardless of yer gov.


  10:01 pm :. Blogger Starbuck hollered thusly:

The Herbs used to scare the bejesus out of me.

Anyway, I'm Catnip, apparently.

My cat used to get driven to ridiculous heights of sexual excitement by catnip.

That scares the bejesus out of me!

  12:11 am :. Blogger The Saturnyne hollered thusly:

Hehe Starbuck. Cats looove you!


Hmm... time for another post...

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