|Abel Gance's - The End of the World.|
As the instrument of universal doom, still remains uncertain, Cllr Iris Johnston has returned from Dublin to be with us and has written a strongly-worded letter to Charles Buchanan at Manston airport, insisting that no rogue asteroids should be permitted to land before 7AM and the same applies to Father Christmas, as some Ramsgate residents have complained in the past over low flying reindeer arriving at the cargo terminal after dark on Christmas Eve.
I will of course attempt to keep blogging until the last possible moment and today, I'm promoting a special offer on flying marriage proposals for any reader that might wish to 'pop the question' before its too late. While here in Westgate, I'm recommending comfortable shoes and a supply of real ale, I understand that fellow, blogger, Michael Child, will be standing under the cliff at Ramsgate's Royal Sands, just after midnight, to see if it really does collapse and others who share his concerns are welcome to join him but please bring a vigil candle, wellington boots and warm clothing.
As this is very much a public service announcement, please send in comments on your own plans or those in your town to deal with the end of the world. It's recommended that you divest yourself of all your worldly goods and I have a small amount of room available in my attic for precious metals, expensive works of art and large denomination bank notes, should you feel the need to surrender them.
John Worrow will monitoring the situation to ensure that all minorities, faiths and interests are properly represented when the end finally comes, whatever shape it might take and that no one one group is seen to have an advantage over another on Judgement Day. His independent colleague, Cllr Dr Jack Cohen, has also negotiated free parking for all Birchington residents in the High Street from midnight.
Clive Hart will shortly be issuing a press release, announcing his satisfaction that the end of the world will take place under an inclusive Labour Council; not a Conservative one and Margate's Mayor, Cllr Will Scobie, will be 'twittering' a live commentary from the top of the Arlington tower, just after 10:55 am tomorrow, should you wish to tune-in.
Philip Hamberger, Thanet's new Director of Corporate Services & Transformation has reportedly left the Council before the end of the world arrives, leaving us all a little surprised and of course, the apocalypse will arrive after the Thanet Gazette goes to print, so nothing new there!
Jason, our very wet 'Postie' just advised me that I've had my last letters now as he can't guarantee the sorting office will exist in the morning, so good luck and I recommend reviewing the first chapter of Douglas Adam's 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' before the evening.
Lastly, the first picture, is a poster from an early cinema classic, the 1931 Abel Gance film, "The End of the World" which starred my grandmother, who was raised and lived in Westgate.