Saturday, April 29, 2006

The Ice Queen

#42, Aw, who am I kidding?

To hear The Ice Queen, approach her hiding place.

To read The Ice Queen, click on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who must be spinning in his grave about now.

This week in The Prattler, "Alloyed Praise for George W." and a political cartoon depicting Grover Cleveland.


Minka said...

How appropraitely that I rule first on this blog today. Better publish this before someone else spoils the whole thing!

Minka said...

Doug that was so great. I agree Goethe might turn in his grave, but I am sure he´d appreciate the sentiment.

For all concerned:
the lovely little Herbert-who has been well received at my court- is raised appropriately according to the customs of my country.
His timetable includes sessions of snowball throwing with aiming parctices Mondays and Wednesdays,
skiing on Fridays and I am pleased to announce that he has taken quite a fancy to ice-sculpturing.
He still has a little trouble adapting to the colder climate, but nothing a little rolling in the snow won´t cure:)
Ice-cream anybody?

Lila said...

Well done! I love the verse. Monika is awesome, too.

Doug The Una said...

Minka, I'm glad you were first here today, your royal sisterness. And glad to hear Hubert is doing so well. He's in capable if cold hands.

Aral, Monika ain't the Ice Queen for nothing.

Miz BoheMia said...

Rescue... what this story did for a bohemian in the grips of too many chores...

Ooooh Doug! Lovely, lovely story! Monika Minka the Ice Queen is divine!

mireille said...

Minka! The Ice Queen and Ace Babysitter! xoxo

TLP said...

Great tribute to Minka.

But I always thought it was Jim Dandy to the rescue.

Sar said...

Yay for my pretty German in Iceland sistah!

"Horns in her hair" is her viking helmut, right? Just an example of how well you did capturing our Monika. If she wasn't so darn far away, my little princesses would be thrilled to have The Ice Queen rescue them from me as their royal sitter.

Unknown said...

our Minka rules!

Kyahgirl said...

Yay Minka-she'll straighten him out. The little rascal doesn't know how lucky he is! better to go play ice games with Minka than hang around Doug and get chloroformed! :-)

(Nice poem Doug!)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it, poor Goethe, oh well, he's dead, Long Live the ICE QUEEN!

I must confess though, I am a little envious,
I wish I had an Ice Queen to subdue the Things!

Great job Doug,
as always.
I am glad you started this, the stories of you are wonderful but with this kind thrown in, it is a masterpiece!

Ariel the Thief said...

ROTFL Doug! it's just too funny. + one true definition of *rescue*.

what, Monika, not a word of the game you call "‘finding the needle in hay’"? :-P

Doug The Una said...

Cowgirl, I see the coffee is working this morning and you've switched to Shayna's brand. Great song, too.

Thanks, Miz B and credit to you for the Ice Queen's new clothes.

Mireille, it's an impressive range, isn't it?

Nope, TLP, Minka.

Sar, I think your girls would benefit from a summer in Iceland. And good eye, the horns are from the picture on her Wednesday guest post.

Hail Queen Minka! Hail Queen Karma!

Kyahgirl, I forget how sensitive people are about child abuse. I don't understand.

Hahahaha, Actonbell. I haven't seen that one, but that's funny.

Thank you, Logo. These are way more fun than the autobiographical ones.

Ariel, I'm curious if people in other countries have the "Find the needle in the haystack" tradition. I'm glad you had fun.

TLP said...

Well, okay. I guess Minka to the rescue...but then there's

Jim Dandy on a mountain top
30,000 feet to drop
He's got a lady on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that's right, of course
Jim Dandy to the rescue
Go, Jim Dandy
Go, Jim Dandy

Ariel the Thief said...

that sounds like a good song. I wish I could hear you sing it.

Doug, we have RICH "needle in the haystack" traditions, and many folk songs around the theme with or without haystack, usually not with young queens and little boys, but in the end there's a child in every queen and there's curiosity in every little boy. I loved the poem, and I trust the Ice Queen is going to make the boy see there's a life beyond television.

Jamie Dawn said...

What a delightful poem in honor of a very delightful Monika!
What kid wouldn't want to land in the arms of such a sweet young lady? Spoiling kids is her specialty.

Your definition is really good. Future calamity is assured!

Fred said...

Not much to add to my pals up there. Long live the Ice Queen!

Doug The Una said...

It seems so, Cowgirl. And let us in on the brand. I'd like to sell it.

Well, sure, TLP. But who'd prefer rhinestones to diamonds?

Ariel, I'm glad to hear needles in haystacks can be easily found. I agree. TLP, why don't you sing that and post the recording?

Sure is, Jamie Dawn. I can't imagine the child who'd prefer dad to Monika. She can be the pied piper of Iceland.

Thanks, Fred, and I agree. Long Live the Ice Queen.

Minka said...

Ariel, let´s just say that "the needle in the hay" game, also known as"the search for the one-eyed snake" ensures the reproductin of my people;)

Everybody else, thank you for the multitude of compliments-I deserve them :)

Doug, Thank you again fo rthis amazing tribute. Especially since you pciked Goethe´s Erlenk├Ânig. A poem only fit for a king. But you made it fit for me, your Queen. Bow! I hereby name thee Knight Douglas of the Frozen Lands. Hail!

Doug The Una said...

Minka, I've always thought of you as clever and as funny, but I have to say since you got back from Germany you're on a complete tear. I'm honored to be knighted.

You know, I picked Erlenk├Ânig for you a long time ago, but it was always going to be prose with you as the Elf King's daughter until you changed the name of your blog. Then I thought I had no choice but to do it this way.

Minka said...

Well Doug, I have looked really hard at life over there in Germany and let´s just say ... I have seen the joke! :)