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Ginger Is A State Of Mind

Warhol. One word. One man. One Campbell’s Can.  As Suzi Quatro sang “Can The Can!”

Here is the never before seen “Ginger Wigs”.  A collection of Ginger Wigs. Wigs that are Ginger. The rarest Warhol of them all. Again subject to the cruelty of degingerificationismologydada.

As our Arts correspondent Brian Sewer said upon seeing the piece, “Wigs. Figs. Syrup of. Liquid. Alcohol. Make mine a double Bar Keep!”

So brave. So challenging. So daring. So-da Stream.

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Hello Folks,

My name is Terry Cotter. I’m a potter.

I have been potterising for nearly two decades now. I stock a wide range of ceramic goods in my shop The Potter’s Reel, down here in Lower Swell. The shop is named after my potter’s wheel which goes round and round. Like a reel.

Since my last Column I’ve concentrated on making mug handles. I will make some mugs next.

So, without further ado here are some reviews of some of my favourite bits from the world they call “Art”.

1. Painting

Sunflowers – I like this painting. It has some flowers in a vase. Don’t like the vase very much though. Vince cut his ear off later on. That must have smarted.

2. Movies

Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid – A western set in the west of America.  Goes on a bit though. Has that song in it. The one about rain. Never figured it out to be honest.

3. Music

Chopin’s Polonaise in A flat major – lovely bit of ivory tinkling here. Goes on a bit though. He’s right up there with Liberace in my opinion.

4. Literature

Crime and punishment by Dostoevsky – A Russian bloke commits a crime, gets caught and is punished. Goes on a bit though.

5. Mime

Finally I would like to give a big shout out for the upcoming Lower Swell mime festival. It’s in the Post Office next Wednesday.

‘Til next time – The Wheel Keeps On Turning!

TCTP

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Regular readers of Gingerfightback will recall that our beauty therapist and lifestyle guru, Oily George is currently in the USA filming a number of erotic films. You may be interested to learn that George has had a very productive meeting with Disney over a remake (with erotic undertones) of a classic children’s  TV series.

He is hopeful that Scooby Blue will be released next summer.

George has taken a break from filming (and to have his annual prostrate check up) and  faxed me this letter, which he was keen to share with you all!

Hi my lithesome sweat stained, slightly drooling readers. Sorry for my tardy responses to you all of late. I have been busy in Southern California spreading….well ever aware that you may be having your dinner, let us just say I have been spreading the good word of the Oily One.

I just checked my sack recently and boy oh boy was I surprised and rather proud of the bulge! Full to the brim with letters from you all.

Touched I was. I was young, he was the parish priest. But I digress.

Whilst in California I have had some interesting problems to answer. One young man on Huntington beach on 4th July accosted me thus:

‘Yo oily dude. Awesome man, hey I’m stoked. My queen haystack bitch stole my heart, smoked my bong and made off with my roomie. This was not cool man. I need advice. Guidance. I saw you working out on muscle beach down Venice way and like how do I get a 16 pack like u. I’m stuck with a mere 6er. So come on dude whassup?”

Well people, I was totally bamboozled by what he said. I speak the Queen’s English. But after watching the official Southern Californian Tourist Guide DVD ( aka ‘The Big Lebowski’) I was able to translate.

It would appear that his good lady had left him bereft, alone save for his by now, rather raw red right hand. He wanted a physique like mine believing therein lay the answer.

I explained that the ladies enjoy ‘riding the Oily ripple’. Either that or they enjoy the cash I pay them.

However I feel his attire was his main problem. Baseball Cap, T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops to win a fair maiden’s heart?

Wrong, so very very wrong.

I explained that if he wants the chance to ride the skinboat to tuna town he needs to smarten up. Well he has taken my advice to heart and can now be seen on the beaches and boardwalks between LA and San Diego dressed in a rather louche ensemble of crumpled linen suit accessorised with cravat and cummerbund.

I do not mean Sherlock Holmes is wrapped around his waist. That is Benedict Cumberbatch. An oft made mistake especially with the reputation Benedict has here in Tinseltown. Or at least would have if I were to make up some gossip.

Ever shiny ever sleek.

Regards

Oily 

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We have employed Brian Sewer, plummy mouthed onanist, to investigate how Ginger art was often retouched, in what was known as the degingerficationanismist, of some of the world’s greatest pieces of what we call “ART”.

This week Brian has unearthed a new version of The Scream by Munch (pronounced Munk, not Munch as in chomping on a cheese sandwich).

As Brian comments, “The Scream is the cream of the crop when it comes to paintings of people holding their heads. Make mine a double please bar keep!”

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Hello Folks,

Gingerfightback leaves no stone unturned in our incessant quest for the truth. Fearless reporting, bribery and fabrication are in our armoury.

We have employed the services of Brian Sewer, plummy mouthed onanist, to investigate how Ginger art was often retouched, in what was known as the degingerficationanism, of some of the world’s greatest pieces.

Three Yorkshire Puddings & A Chinstrap! The Man Was A Genius

Brian found this version of the Mona Lisa in Arles in Southern France.  It has been dated back as far as 1967 and the canvass is an authentic Cornflakes cereal packet. This is how Lenny Da Vinci Code really wanted his painting to end up.

As Brain said, “Note the brushwork, the enigmatic smile on her lips and above all the signature that rearranged, would spell Da Vinci.  It has to be authentic. I rest my case. Where’s the bar?”

What do YOU think art connoisseurs? FAKE or REAL?

The Original Version!

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Some Of Terry’s Pots

Hello Folks,

My name is Terry Cotter. I’m a potter.

I have been potterising for nearly two decades now. I stock a wide range of ceramic goods in my shop The Potter’s Reel, down here in Lower Swell. The shop is named after my potter’s wheel which goes round and round. Like a reel.

Since my last Column I’ve had some good news. Upper Swell’s potter, Jay Clay, “The Funkfather Of The Throw” has had to close down due to the recession.

He used to make ashtrays with health warnings inscribed in them. Things like “Don’t hit anyone on the head with this ashtray” or “Stub out the Marlboro Light and go for a run you emphysemic bastard”. Jay told me at his closing down sale that they didn’t fly off the shelves.

Still he hope to make a go of things with his funk band “Earth n Ware n Fire”.

So, without further ado here are some reviews of some of my favourite bits from the world they call “Art”.

1. Painting

The Scream – I like this painting a lot. It shows someone screaming. I reckon they have got toothache. Probably need a spot of root canal.

2. Movies

Lawrence of Arabia – Has Camels in it so bound to be brilliant. Goes on a bit though.

3. Origami

Take a sheet of paper. Fold it four times. Voila! A Swan!

4. Poetry

Wordsworth – I like him. Handy name for a poet too. Pity his odes don’t rhyme though. I like it when they rhyme.

5. Literature

Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist – Chubby Checker read it and the rest is pop history.

Do you have any views on these pieces? If so drop me a line!

‘Til next time – The Wheel Keeps On Turning!

TCTP

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Hello Folks!

My name is Terry Cotter. I’m a Potter.

I have been potterising for nearly two decades now. I stock a wide range of ceramic goods in my shop down here in Lower Swell.

Gingerfightback was pottering around my pottery the other day and offered me the chance to pen a regular arts column as long as I didn’t press charges and let him put the teapot and banister rails back where he found them.

So, without further ado, here are some reviews of some of my favourite bits from the world they call “Art”.

1. Painting

The Mona Lisa – A very good painting. It’s got colours and everything.

He Painted It – But Without A Yorkshire Pudding On His Head

2. Movies

The Exorcist – scared the bejesus out of me. He’s a lad is Satan!

3. Classical Music

Beethoven’s 7th – has some good bits in it. Deaf as a post Beethoven.

4. Rock Music

The Clash – The Clash – has some good songs. Goodness they WERE angry.

5. Ballet

Swan Lake – has some good dancing in it. Goes on a bit though.

These are purely my views. Do you have any views on my views? If so send me your views on my views for others to view!

PS What is a Potter’s favourite rock band?

Kiln Joke!

(If you know any pottery gags please send them through – a hand thrown cup and saucer is on offer each month for the best rib tickler! By hand thrown I mean hand made and not chucked at a passer by due to one of my inexplicable rages. Don’t worry though, they are short lived. Usually).

Until next time……keep those wheels a spinning!

TCTP

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