Monday, October 03, 2011

Garth


Last week I gave the address of the Far Queue to an old friend from way back – we haven’t really spoken for nearly 20 years.
This is only relevant because until then nobody I know (besides wife and sons) knows that the Far Queue exists, let alone that it is where I spew out the toxic waste that would otherwise accumulate and manifest itself as Mr Grouchy.

Perhaps because of my fear of authority, or rather what the authorities are capable of, there is a definite paranoia linked to having my name known out there in the ether. Not that I’m advocating violent insurrection here, but you never know when you might attract the attention of some censor. Back in the bad old days in South Africa they used to say you could get arrested for saying the wrong thing about the government; I don’t know if that applied to the man-in-the-street but there certainly were people who were punished for saying the wrong thing too loudly.
But it can hardly be said that The Far Queue poses any danger to those inept motherfuckers who run the world and I very much doubt that the 10 people who read here regularly could be misconstrued as cabal of dangerous anarchists set to overthrow the establishment.
Pity.

So perhaps, in light of (and despite) the above, I should come out from behind Pisces Iscariot (stupid fucking name anyway) and start trading in my own name.

I shall henceforth be known as Garth; it is, after all, my name.

In all othert respects it will be "business as usual" here at the Far Queue.

For the record: that's not really me emerging from the helicopter

13 comments:

Pouting Bear said...

Hello Garth, pleased to meet you :)

Letitia Coyne said...

Did you know about the places you were already outed, with surname?

Lxx

Garth said...

PB: :D I will be updating my links at some stage to include your new site.

Letitia: No I didn't, do tell

Pouting Bear said...

Thanks, appreciated :)

Letitia Coyne said...

The thumbnail of your book cover at flashing by is headed, 'Pisces Iscariot's novel', and from there, a novel recommendation at my blog is linked back to here as the 'author's blog'. Sorry.

Lxx

Harlequin said...

a rose by any name....
nice to see old blue eyes emerging in that photo.
your usual pithy commentary.... you are a consistently marvelous read.

practical industrial applications said...

I'm a bit of a troublemaker right now, but after reading this post I want to work on becoming a dangerous anarchist in the future:)

Garth said...

Letitia: Oh yeah, I know about that one ;)

Harlequin: a pithy rose - a badge I'll wear with pride :)

Nikki: yes!

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

Wait, you have a published book and I do not OWN a copy.

Damn the dirty luck.

Garth said...

Lobe: If you follow the "HARDWARE" link at the top of the page you may turn that luck around :D

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

HA! I'll be reading it in no time at all. THANKS!

Tom said...

Hey Garth. I will shortly be turning you over to Natasha and Boris Badenov...now you will be sorry

Garth said...

Lobe: Hope you enjoy :D

Tom: Nooooooooooooo!