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Friday, December 16, 2005

Norway

Hello hello. Yes, my apologies. I've actually been too busy to breathe over the last couple of days. You know that thing when you're working and you look at your watch and you realise it's later than you thought? I did that - and it was half-past Thursday.

In the meantime, have a picture of London's Christmas tree. As per some tradition, Norway each year sends over a spectacular fern for us to put up in Trafalgar Square in the very heart of the city.

God knows what we've done to piss them off, because this year they sent this twig.

The Christmas Twig

Look at it. Elisabeth Taylor is keeping it together better!

I tell you, we'd better not vote against them in the Eurovision Song Contest again. Otherwise next year we'll get a stick rolled in tumble-dryer fluff and spray-painted green.

14 comments:

CyberPete said...

Oh dear lord, you've really done it haven't you? The tree in our town square is a lot better looking than that thing. But a lot could be done with better lights.

tornwordo said...

That's really funny. The Christmas twig.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

I wouldn't even use that to replace the bristles on my broom.

Imogen said...

I particularly like the star sticking out from the top of the tree by about a foot, held in place by what would appear to be a coat hanger.
Just look closely.

morgalou said...

It's kind of an Atkins Christmas tree, isn't it? It's like it's skipped the festive overeating and gone straight for the January lipo.

Do not pass Go, do not collect plateful of turkey-flavoured goodness, go directly to cabbage soup for three months.

coolbuddha said...

Oh dear. It's not good is it. Perhaps there has been a mix-up and a family in Milton Keynes can't now get past front door.

coolbuddha said...

add: their. Never make a comment when pissed.

Frank said...

Oh my. What DID you Londoners do to Norway this year? This is obviously a modern-liberal-Scandinavian version of a Viking battle cry. Many Christmas trees over here in American are Norway spruces and I could probably buy one down at the tree farm that's better than THAT thing in Trafalgar. And they're not even from Norway itself!

Snooze said...

Charlie Brown Christmas trees were very popular at Urban Outfitters this year, so maybe they were just trying to be trendy.

Marcia said...

That red structure looks like scaffolding that had to be erected to keep it from falling over! As it is, it looks a little lean-y...

Nan said...

I can't believe they put that one up - they should've gone out and chopped down a different one. What's the worst thing that could happen? Norway comes over one night and says "hey - where's the crappy twig we sent you?"

Gareth said...

It's an improvement on the one in Stockwell,however it still looks rather poor, I think my father nicked a better one from the forestry commision when I was a kid.

Sam said...

lol, my b/f and i said the exact same thing to each other when we saw the rather gaunt tree in trafalger square! :)

Fop said...

Sometimes, Mr Binding, you are too brilliant for words.

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