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an apology


Well, I’m sorry. I’m embarrassed.
I never should have given that fool Owlyglass the platform on my so-called blog.

I blame myself really. There was something about the tone.
Thing is I’ve been reading The Wicked Tricks of Till Owlyglass to Sam at bedtimes and we’ve been really enjoying it. It’s a retelling of the Till Eulenspiegel stories by Michael Rosen, and I’ve been really looking forward to the time when I could read it with him.

wicked tricks

I had started to get the idea in my head – maybe it was the name Owlyglass – Owl/Mirror – that he was some kind of wise fool that could make us see ourselves as we are.

How wrong could I be: You must remember to make a knot at the end of the thread.

Not that I’m against all tricksters. I enjoyed The Big Con, the book they based the film The Sting on. I liked Catch Me If You Can. I admire tricksters. I haven’t got the courage to risk being found out like that.

Anyway, my dear readers, I’ve told him never again to step on the good soil of Yahoo. Let’s get back to normal, and forget the whole thing. Good night.


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on a rickety stage, hastily erected in cyberspace


SG leads Till Owlyglass up the steps. There is a microphone ready.

SG: It’s all set up. But a lot of things don’t work very well on Yahoo! 360, so it might break down.

Till taps microphone §§§ Eins, zwei, drei §§§ microphone howls

looks around at expectant crowd

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome. You’ve come. It’s clear you know that today you will learn something that will be very profitable to you.

I see the tailors among you, and also some who never go near a needle. I see some of you have come from a long way off. Some of you look like your in a different time zone right now. Well, I won’t keep you waiting. I know I have a strong German accent so you must listen very carefully to what I have to say, so that you don’t miss a single word.

Well all of you know about scissors and are skilled in using them to cut with. You know about needles and threads and going in and out with them. Yes, you already have the basic knowledge.

looks around again. The crowd looks a little restless.

Well you know all that of course. But what I am going to tell you now you must take note of and remember. It is very important. Are you ready?

The crowd shifts between restless and expectant.

This is a great secret I am telling you. When you have threaded the cotton through the eye of the needle – are you listening – you must remember to make a knot at the end of the thread. If you don’t do this when you pull the thread you will lose all your work. If you remember to do this you will be rich and prosperous beyond your wildest dreams.

looks around again at the stunned crowd

I could say thank you for coming to hear this great secret, but I am sure that it is you who will want to thank me!

Owlyglass takes a bow and steps down from the stage.

Is that it??

Yes, and I must leave now. You may deal with the crowd.

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Coming Soon!

The Amazing Till Owlyglass will shortly appear in this very place and reveal a Great Secret, of especial use to all Tailors, Haute Couturiers and other Garment Professionals, but also of Great Interest to Any Other Curious Parties who should attend irrespective of Profession or Affiliation.How to GET RICH.



Gather here this Friday for the Full Details.

“This is Incredible!”

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