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10.11.05

Swozzie pie

The gentleman landlord - a former punk rocker, and a true English gentleman and eccentric of a sadly vanishing breed - endeavours, every night, to lay on a warm home-cooked meal for me.

The first evening after I became a lodger here, I was invited to the dinner table. A delicious smell was emanating from the oven. "Well, what's on for dinner?" I asked. "Swozzie pie!" said the gentleman landlord, gleefully rubbing his hands together in anticipation.

"Swozzie pie?" I asked. Yes: a simple and wholesome baked vegetable pie consisting of potato, leek, and melted mild organic cheddar, with a swastika on top: hence "swozzie".

The nature of the gentleman landlord's diet is worthy of note - without having ever studied yoga, he has independently and instinctively arrived very near to what the yogis would term a sattvic diet - the most healthy and wholesome diet it is possible to eat. He eats like a bird, yet this is because his metabolism has become trained to extract all the goodness and life-force from the food he consumes with maximum efficiency.

Advanced yogis, it is said, can subsist on a single grain of rice per day. Without intruding too much on the gentleman landlord's private life, he defeated a serious lymphatic cancer in record time - mainly, I believe, through his diet, which is fully organic, and tends to avoid tamasic ingredients and keep the rajasic at a healthy balance. But an excellent and easily digestible explanation of these yogic dietary concepts here.

7 comments:

Indigobusiness said...

The Nazis may have co-opted the swastika and defiled it in the eyes of many, but, for me, it will always be a sacred symbol of dynamic balance: The cosmic wheel.

Looks yummy.

I.:.S.:. said...

What, the thought didn't cross your mind that we might just be crypto-fascists?

Indigobusiness said...

It didn't occur to me you were cryto anything.

dave bones said...

DIE NASTY SCUM!

Flashist scum off our streets!

Indigobusiness said...

CRYPTO...dammit.

Fuck I hate typos. My sense of humor is arcane enough already.

My sentiments were not disimilar to Bones', but not so cleverly wrapped in a useless non-riddle.

Indigobusiness said...

dissimilar...DAMMIT.


sheesh

Indigobusiness said...

Oh, shit. I didn't mean Bones' comment was not so cleverly wrapped in a non-riddle. I meant...oh well, damn, I'm gonna take up a new language. This one is not doing me any good.