"You hear laughter breaking through, it makes you want to fart. You’re heading for a breakdown, better pull yourself apart. " - John Cooper Clarke

>Of Hedgehogs and Men

>So. My beloved, whom I love deeply and I were walking to the tramstop where she saw a clump of something between the tracks. “Oh look, it’s a hedgehog!” she said, so I went over and had a look.

“Is it a hedgehog” she asked.

I gave it a huge kick down the track as I replies, “Yes”.

“Is it alive?”

I gave it another boot down the track. “Yes”.

Then I looked at her and saw that she didn’t appear to see that I was kicking a live hedgehog down the tramlines. I couldn’t keep it up and started to laugh. “No, it’s not a hedgehog, it’s just a bit of tree root”.

This is how we pass the time, waiting for a tram.