sangers with hashemi
Outside the streets are bustling with the immutable poetry that is life.
President Ahmadinejad is in the communal canteen munching a hang sangidge.
Defence Minister Hashemi Snotbosca enters and pulls up a pew.
"Excellency," he murmurs discreetly. "The plan to eliminate Heelers is moving ahead. Our assassination squads are in place and await only your command. The daughters of the purple night. Our must illustrious hashisheen. Assassins so beautiful so deadly no man can resist them. Beneath their burkas these are the sexiest girls in Iran. They will seduce this Heelers with impossible pleasures and then kill him in his hour of ecstasy. He won't know which end of him is up."
The President of Iran gagged briefly on his sanger.
"Hashemi," he spluttered. "What in the name of Allah are you talking about?"
"The Irish guy with the internet blog."
President Ahmadinejad sat back in his chair.
"Oh I forgot about him," he said absently.
It was the Defence Minister's turn to splutter.
"What?" he said weakly.
President Ahmadinejad shrugged.
"Forget him. He's not important."
Minister Snotbosca was momentarily distrait.
"But I thought you said..."
The President waved him to silence.
"I haven't read Heelers in ages. His blog is overrated anyway. He's not all that funny. And he's really not that interesting either, and certainly not that dangerous. Actually the whole thing gets quite boring after a while. The same old jokes about Paddy Pup, the Mammy and his feminist cousin Pauline, rehashed over and over. You know if you read the Heelers archives you'll discover he brings back the same anecdotes from his family life and reworks them time and time again. The only original jokes have been stolen off old British television comedy shows. As for his catchphrases. Anyhoo. I digress. And momentarily distrait. Puhlease. Look, all I'm saying is, he really needs new catchphrases."
The Defence Minister looked abashed.
"So you're telling me..."
"Recall the assassination squads. If Heelers wants to get a date on Saturday night, he will have to do so without the help of the Islamic Republic of Iran."
"But, but, but, all my work, my preparations..."
"Tell it to the hand Hashemi."
And at that moment the ghost of Kenny Everett, riding on a black Norton Commando motor cycle, pulled up outside the palace.
The rider was wearing the uniform of a Nazi storm trooper circa 1941 no less.
Kenny turned to face the readers of The Heelers Diaries.
"Ze joke is over," he snarled, "go avay!"