Wednesday, July 6

In which Dr. Rob starts protesting and making a plea to the world.


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Grabbing MissMish’s Donna and Gabbana Sunglasses and a loaded banana Dr Rob makes a break for the fridge. He dodges the security measures in typical acrobatic form and sets up position by the fridge door. The fridge flashes its light on and off in alarm, but its too late, Dr Rob’s G8 summit protest is on. He has picketed the fridge in protest at the situation in Africa and in solidarity with his comrades in Edinburgh and Africa.

Mean Mike saunters over to the security perimeter set up by security goons. Using a plastic cup with the bottom punched out like a megaphone, but not as effective, he tries to reason with Dr Rob.

‘Come on Dr Rob’ he grunts through the cup ‘I need a cup of coffee and I hate it black and Vit needs her biotic yogurt, you know the problems she’s having with her bowels’

Dr Rob ignores the taunts. He holds his head up high knowing that even though he can’t be at Edinburgh making his voice heard this protest here at the fridge will have an almost similar impact, the movers and shakers in this house will see to that, as well as the global audience.

What of the global audience, where were they? Dr Rob looks into the far distance as if he could see every one of the international readers, one by one. It’s as if he is looking directly into their eyes, nay into their souls and touching their hearts with his heartfelt plea.

‘Yes you in America, yeeeesss, don’t look away now, you know I’m talking to you, yes, you with those checkered golf pants and bright yellow cap, yes the clashing argyle slipover. Yes you. What have you done about Africa? What? What do you mean which Africa? No not the one in Florida, that’s Disneyworld, that’s not real, no not that one either that’s Universal Studies, it’s a movie lot. I mean the one that’s sort of underneath Europe. You know where Europe is don’t you? Yes, near London, but right a bit, then down until you hit sand and poverty. That’s Africa. Yes, Tarzan, you got it’.

Dr. Rob sighs in exasperation. But raises his arms as if conducting the 1812 overture. He shouts out across the gulf that divides all the continents.

International Readers give me a HEY! --- Give me a HO (no not that sort I’m married thanks) GIVE ME A MAKE POVERTY HISTORY COMMENT IN THE COMMENTS BOX!

No too catchy as a revolutionary slogan Dr. Rob thinks but let’s see what happens, and British readers you can do the same, let’s see how many comments we can generate in the next 24 hours while the conference is on. And I’m sure when G.W. Bush and Tony get around to reading this blog they will take note and change the world.


Dr Rob settles down by the fridge, its going to be a long day……… but there's always that probiotic yogurt to look forward to - aardvark flavour mmmmm!





PS. Australians you are included too!




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