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2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) APR 15 2008

April 15th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

DELHI AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #74

DEAR AUNTY,

Goans are well-known for their interest in violin-playing! I heard that after Stradivarius, a Goan violin was invented with the most beautiful sound – would you know of this rare and priceless make of violins?

Manvin.
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Dear Manvin:

Isn’t it obvious…Goan’arius!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) APR 14 2008

April 14th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

DELHI AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #73

DEAR AUNTY,

Was Joe Cocker thinking of Goa when he sang Wayne Thompson’s “The Letter”? Don’t the last lines of that famous chorus indicate so? Please quote.

Chitty.
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Dear Chitty:

You may be right! Here’s that line:

“Lonely days are goan, I’m a goan home,
Ma baby wrote me a letter!”

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) APR 13 2008

April 13th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

DELHI AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #72

DEAR AUNTY,

I’m making a movie about an ordinary guy from Goa who gets tough with a major criminal, though the tough actually gets our hero in the end! Could you suggest a catch-phrase for my movie?

Spillbug.
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Dear Spillbug:

When the goan gets tough, the tough gets goan!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) APR 12 2008

April 12th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

DELHI AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #71

DEAR AUNTY,

My friend, a well-known designer from Goa, is taking leave of the industry, as her creations don’t seem popular anymore. Any comments?

Fascist.
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Dear Fascist:

Maybe she’s just…goan out of fashion?!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) APR 11 2008

April 11th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

DELHI AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #70

DEAR AUNTY,

Where in “Bluebells of Scotland” does it show that the composer was actually from Goa?

Laddie.
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Dear Laddie:

Opening lines! “Oh where, tell me where, Is your highland laddie…goan!”

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.




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