Thursday, October 21, 2010

Italy: what was The Point of that, then?

Yes, what WAS the point of the Italian Games Day Expedition? Did it have a point? Or was it pointless? What's the point of anything? And, depending on your point of view, is there any point going on?

In an effort to answer these pressing and pointedly critical concerns, a team of Top Government Scientists (from The Department of Indicative Signifiers, Centre Point, Pointon) has been examining photographic evidence provided by Mal ("Malbuquerque") Green of BL. The Top Government Scientists now believe they have successfully identified the point in question or, at least, narrowed it down to a number of likely talking points... Up to a point.

Exhibit #A. This shot, from Mal's POV, may have been the actual point:




However, it clearly wasn't the whole point, as Exhibit #B clearly reveals:



The Top Government Scientists conclude that this, Exhibit #C, was probably the ultimate point:




All of which is clearly beside the point.

17 comments:

Shadowheim said...

I see your point. I like your blog, always gets straight to the point.

...and now to excuse myself before further embarrassment ensues.

Adelie said...

Shadow - like the embarrassment of forgetting to 'Zing!'?

Addy

Paolo said...

Nocino, aceto balsamico e vino...
Intenditore!
:-)

Xhalax said...

Is it just me.....or do those pictures suggest that the Games Workshop store in Italy is actually full of wine?

Big said...

I wish it was

Matthew Churchill said...

I think the point of the trip has to be that Not-Quite-Yet-New-York-Times-Bestselling-Authors Messrs. Kyme and Abnett drink away the hard-earned profits of Messrs. O'Neill and Swallow.
;-)

Matthew Churchill said...

* O'Neill? I meant McNeill! My mind was clearly on the Guinness...
M

Nik Vincent said...

I think you'll find it's a vinegar shop - balsamic to be precise.

Matthew Churchill said...

Yeah, yeah, and what's Italian for wine? Vino. So they were drinking Balsamic wine!
X

Matthew Churchill said...

(And by that bibliogenetic logic, if you ever have dinner at Castle Churchill, I'll serve you a lovely bottle of 1978 French vinaigrette rosé with your meal)
M

Nik Vincent said...

Matthew - Huzzah!

Big said...

Stella for me Matt...

Xhalax said...

Once more I willingly expose my ignorance to the world.

Boo!

Nik Vincent said...

Xhalax - It's one of the very many things we adore about you!

Chris Meyer said...

There is ALWAYS a valid point to excellent alchohol. :) Glad to hear that Games Day Italy went well.

You Brits/Europeans are lucky. Italy is just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away. How I would love to visit it.

Xhalax said...

Adorable ignorance?

Cool!

Anonymous said...

Hey does any buddy know if MkVenner dies in the Gohst's series because i can't tell.