Le Touriste ๐Ÿ˜Ž Part 7

“My yellow is not so mellow.”
~ Jimi Hendrix

“In the shuffling madness
aboard the locomotive
‘Emo-Jo Breath’
rides the all time grinner
that ever wiley
Mr. Smiley Face
An engine of holy anger
Forged in a furnace
Of Emoji righteousness
Ever flowing
With hot vengeance
Thundering on
own the track
As the Yellow Peril
That bane
of Muppet mayhem
He’s now on the case
And that train
It won’t stop going
No, it won’t slow down”

“In the hazy distance
Fleeing another furry mess
Runs the all time loser
Headlong to his death
He hears the silence howling
Emoji justice is on the road
Driving a locomotion
Of steaming retribution
Mr. Smiley Face ร  la mode
Elmo’s scuzz ball sneer
Now a grimace
of frozen fear
And that train
it won’t slow down
No, it won’t slow down”

~Emo Troll (Loco Emo-Jo Breath*)

Elmo had vanished without a trace.
And Fozzie Bear, Elmo’s DDS handler
(Deep Disney State), had made himself
scarce. But Mr. Smiley Face was full of
confidence that Sergeant Peepers ๐Ÿ‘€, and
his Emoji hearts club band of hackers,
had a finger ๐Ÿ–• on the cyber pulse.
In the meantime, whilst waiting for one,
or the other, of those fur balls to surface,
Smiley Face took the Sergeant’s advise
to make out like a tourist, in the great
Australian outback. So, he and his camel.
who he’d named Kamal, set out to travel.

The Dead Centre … a smiley opportunity.

Mr. Smiley Face can fix anything!

So accept no cheap imitations ๐Ÿ˜Ž

And he really enjoyed camping โœ”๏ธ

In the outback, strange creatures that
glow in the dark, come out at night ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

But our intrepid hero put up a good fight.

The Yellow Breasted Smiley. A master
of disguise . . . who knows how to hide.

Crocodile Smiley ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐ŸŠ

Mr. Smiley Face left no stone unturned

looking for that elusive fur ball, Elmo.

Oops! Mr. Smiley had a great fall.

A dingo’s got Mr. Smiley!

Lucky! Rex, from the Barrow Creek Hotel, came to the rescue ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
Being a seeing eye dog, he gets to rescue
plenty of patrons … at closing time ๐Ÿฅด

A Hotel with not one star, and where

some bird keeps an eye on the bar ๐Ÿฆ

But the hotel did have a parking spot
for Kamal the camel ๐Ÿช And a nice
hobbit hole where Mr. Smiley Face
could settle in, knowing that soon
Sergeant Peepers ๐Ÿ‘€ would be ringing ๐Ÿ“ฑ

Words and Photography:
David B. Redpath ยฉ 2019

( * Apologies to Jethro Tull ๐Ÿ˜Ž )

Featuring the art of Tommy Crow

142 thoughts on “Le Touriste ๐Ÿ˜Ž Part 7”

      1. Nothing, and nobody, indigenous
        was harmed in the process. I promise.
        Not even a red back spider on the
        toilet seat, at that Barrow Creek Hotel.
        I’ll make a booking for you there, Yassy.
        It would be my treat โค๏ธ And an
        experience you’d never forget ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. He is a very Zen centred warrior.
      Always in the now, now and then.
      But who knows what tomorrow
      may bring? Perhaps we’ll discover
      Mr. Smiley Face’s fate together,
      for I have no inkling? But I do know
      he appreciates you affection ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’›

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      1. I was chatting to an Irishman yesterday who was in Australia a long time and he showed me his Australian spade which is very different from the Irish spade / shovel / turf cutter more like a small version of a typical English spade… he muttered something amusing about Australians and their spades but I couldn’t catch what he said (Irish brogue!)

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      2. Well yes I live in country called Ireland but I live in virtual solitude apart from the madding crowd so unless I call into one of the nearby villages to provision up I hardly see anyone… one thing I have noticed is that the indigenous Irish seem to be slowly dwindling in number and non-Irish increasing fairly rapidly and yes much to the chagrin of some of the natives… the European powers-that-be clearly want European outposts like Ireland to take in a share of all the refugees, immigrants, aliens…. a bit like Australia in the 50’s and 60’s… although free passage is not guaranteed.

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      3. Yes, plenty of Irish over here.
        As well as disgrunted English
        folks, who thought to brexit first ๐Ÿ˜Ž
        The world is becoming a great big
        melting pot, As ancient cultures
        crumble in a rush for the illusion
        of post-modern affluence. Seekers
        of peace, safety, and wealth, on the
        march. The past is the past. I guess
        there’s no use mourning whats gone
        down in the flood. I believe there is
        a better world to come. But before
        then, things are gonna get a lot worse.

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      4. You know her name!!! Well good for her if she’s still performing! God that was a long time ago… they had a few hits in the UK and then correct me if I’m wrong they changed their name to the New Seekers????

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  1. Fantastic or should I say emojilicious post mate! Great storyline, and man I miss
    Down under even more looking at your fabulous Mr. Smiley journeyยดs – pictures ! Those colors are just something else. And love the art by Mr. Crow you have included, really cool. Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you most emojilastically.
      Gypsy!, Yes, Mr. Smiley has been
      enjoying his journey down under
      in Emo-Jo’s own country ๐Ÿ˜Ž
      He’s lucky that he landed here
      during the dry season. Otherwise,
      in the floods, his camel, Kamal,
      would surely get bogged in the mud.
      Despite being a four led drive ๐Ÿช

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      1. Mate, you are the whole artist-package:
        Translator of complex emojii-feelings,
        Curator of fine Smiley-stories
        that wash away people’s worries
        And a kind heart for Kamal on top
        Keep it up, dont stop ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™

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      1. Yes, I forgot that you’re not an Emoji,
        Charlie ๐Ÿ™„
        Sorry, but it is kind of a closed shop.
        As long as you believe in the power
        of good emotions … ๐Ÿ˜
        that bring forth positve actions โœ”๏ธ

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    1. Yes Resa, all is going to plan ๐Ÿ‘๏ธโ€๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ
      The Great Emo-Jo, and his mind
      hacker, the Technophile Keyboard
      Operator, has everything well in hand.
      I do hope, Resa, you weren’t arrested
      after that retail line-up! ๐Ÿ™

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  2. So much here to love, I feel like this poem goes deep within the heart of emoji psyche, peeling back the layers behind the sunglasses and the smile.
    Haunted by dingos (โ€œkeep a close eye on the baby emojisโ€). And the stingrays (well, that was a sad tragedy).

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    1. Crikey! Thanks for the reminder ๐Ÿ™
      Rachel. I had totally forgotten about
      the stingrays. What, with the crocs,
      sharks, venomous spiders & snakes,
      deadly jellyfish, backpackers, and
      tourists. I don’t think Mr. Smiley Face
      is safe in the Aussie bush. I do hope
      Sergeant Peepers ๐Ÿ‘€ gets him out of
      there, fast ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      1. Well, Mr. Smiley Face has at least
        12 passports in his overnight case,
        courtesy of Emojj Military Intelligence.
        I’m sure one of them must be British.
        Where exactly should Special Agent
        Smiley meet you? He’ll be the one
        with the yellow complexion, and a
        white carnation in his lapel ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      2. Oh my. He knows his way to a womenโ€™s heart. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•. Heโ€™s probably multilingual and has some ridiculously alluring accent too.
        Tell him Iโ€™ll meet him at the airport, Iโ€™ll be the one with hearts in my eyes, but not to worry, theyโ€™re just contacts I reserve for special occasions ๐Ÿ˜

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      3. (That’s the subject of an upcoming
        post. You must have been in, and
        out of my mind! ๐Ÿคซ )
        Emojis don’t really understand poverty
        as they only get to interact with humans
        on social media, who have smart phones,
        and computers. But I’m sure Mr. Smiley
        Face is nice enough to donate to any tax
        deductable charity organisations, like that
        totally above board Clinton Foundation ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      4. Every once and a while I like to live up to my name โ€“ I do what I can ๐Ÿ˜Ž.
        Good point about Mr. Smiley Face. But, you know what they say, ignorance is bliss, and then you can keep on smilinโ€™ with a clear conscience, just sit there and listen to the dollars rollinโ€™ in โ€“ just like that, ching ching!! Everyoneโ€™s happy!!! (Arenโ€™t we?). Off to the casino then? Clinton Foundation?? Iโ€™m choosing Oxfam.

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      5. Elmo is a patron of Oxfam, so
        Mr. Smiley Face would rather
        donate to the Veterans of the
        Sesame Street Riots Fund.
        That’s when he himself was severely
        injured. Fortunately Mr. Smiley Face
        recovered, but many Emojis had
        the smiles wiped off their faces by
        revolting Muppets, who were off their
        faces, high on Disneyland pixie dust ๐Ÿ‘บ

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      6. Yes, the big, dark Disneyland secret.
        Walt Disney was a pusher of a mind
        altering substance, commonly known
        as … Fantasy Land. It has the side
        effect of making one goofy, and very
        susceptible to the Evil Empire’s crass
        merchandising.

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  3. Most interesting and funny trips by Mr.Smiley ๐Ÿ˜Š He is enough to go everywhere.No need of you.Let him fly in his sky of imagination ๐Ÿ˜Ž Hey dear Redpath!! Are you writing a book on Mr.Smilely? plz reply.

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    1. Sadly, Mr. Smiley Face has been
      served with a gag order ๐Ÿ˜ท by 3
      Disney Corporation lawyers ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ
      His story has been deemed highly
      defamatory, but I’m sure that the
      truth will win out โœŠ
      Thanks for your support, Aruna ๐Ÿ™
      I’ll endeavour to keep you updated ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. The Disney Corporation is taking
      legal action against Mr. Smiley Face,
      accusing of slander & defamation.
      So, at the moment, he’s been barred
      from opening an Instagram account.
      Thankfully, WordPress is a Google
      platform, with no Disney affiliation.
      So, Mr. Smiley Face’s adventures
      still have a home๐Ÿ–•whilst he fights
      this outrageous legal injunction๐Ÿคž
      Thanks for all your support at this
      trying time, Kritika ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  4. Glad to see that Mr. Smiley Face and his camel Kamal had another successful time battling Disney Deep State Muppet operatives. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿช

    I imagine those glow in the dark creatures that Mr. Smiley Face fought with were creatures that had eaten Uncle Ernie’s Chemicals of The Day leftovers that had fallen on to the ground. ๐Ÿ’ฅ

    Crocodile Smiley. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can see them making a movie about that.

    “Now that’s a knife.” ๐Ÿ”ช

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    1. Yes, Iโ€™m afraid Uncle Ernie is partially to
      blame. He did allow those phosphorescent
      hybrids๐Ÿฆ  loose on the Top End when he โš’
      broke into a top secret Disney laboratory.
      Looking for a chemical precursors to help
      manufacture his popular Drug of the Day.
      They were attempting to genetically ๐Ÿงช ๐Ÿ”ฌ
      create a super monster muppet soldier ๐Ÿ‘น
      by splicing Cookie Monster DNA ๐Ÿงฌ with
      Australianโ€™s deadliest organisms ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿฅ

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      1. That โ€˜Crocodile Smileyโ€™ pic has actually
        got Mr. Smiley Face in a bit of trouble
        with the Emoji Army Religious Police
        (EARP … they’re very strictly orthodox).
        Emojis are prohibited from carrying
        knives or guns. They are to rely solely
        on their e-Mojo. A most potent force
        against the feeble minded Muppets,
        their deadly despicable foes.
        So Chris, Mr. Smiley Face is now on the
        hit list of Sheriff Wyatt ๐Ÿค  from EARP
        (Big Chief of the Emoji Religious Police).

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  5. Great waltzing matilda, quel superfine ensemble cher David!!
    Voyageur extraordinaire! ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ‡๐Ÿณ
    “Once a jollymoji
    camped beside a billabong
    under the shade of a cool-emo tree!
    And he sang as he watched
    and waited till his “Billy” boiled
    You’ll come a-waltzing,
    Ms. Davoji, with me.” ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸŽถ

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    1. Yes, Mr. Smiley Face had no choice
      but to shoot first, when up rode
      those groce Muppets, one, two, three.
      Whilst he was innocently camping
      under the shade of a coolabah tree.
      But then, he was smoking a billabong,
      with a backpacker named Ivor, from
      Geelong. Was that so wrong? ๐Ÿค”

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  6. I just want to thank you for understanding David.
    Wonderful images David … If you were a bird you would be a bird of Paradise Phoenix.
    And if one gets on Jimi Hendrix Train of thought one can’t get off until his Mind-map’s destination is reached.
    The comforting Rock of ages’ emojis I get shown appear in a veil of clouds.
    Thanks again XXX

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    1. My pleasure, Sibyl ๐Ÿ™ ๐ŸŒน
      Whilst scaling the Rock of Life
      best not get snagged
      on the the trivial ๐Ÿ”๏ธ
      As poor Jimi did
      with some Dolly Dagger
      Like so many creatives do
      as through this road trip
      of trouble and strife
      they gloriously swagger
      With a muse that abused
      A stranger of high danger
      As I’m afraid Mr. Smiley Face ๐Ÿ˜Ž
      will encounter soon๐Ÿ”ฎ
      in a future misadventure ๐Ÿค”

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  7. To some
    misadventures are fun
    like we see
    in Ground Hog’s time-warp Dรกjรฉ vu Deity..
    where going around in circles
    gets you back to the beginning
    where everything’s changed
    except you
    until you do.
    The thing is
    after scaling the Rock of Life here on Earth
    we then are faced with
    the chain that links us to Andromeda.
    Now, seeing as Andromeda
    is chained to a Rock called Earth
    linked by a BL Lac Lacerta Blazer
    aimed at us.
    That means that
    the stories about a stairway to HEAVEN must be a Myth.

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      1. That is the aim
        of this check mated game
        of Chess David.
        When it does
        I hope Earth’s possessive
        male orientated language
        does too
        or it will fail.
        For instance
        The ‘hu-man’ race
        surely is meant to be
        gender neutral
        otherwise
        I don’t want to be called
        a wo-man
        and certainly not
        fe-male!
        Feminine names
        have been Degraded
        Maid, Maiden, Mistress …
        Lover, the Mrs
        and even Ms.
        King-dom
        Princ-ipalities
        etc. etc. etc.
        Being fully awake
        is a very painful
        disorientating condition

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      2. Emojis, in general, are gender neutral.
        (Mr. Smiley Face seems to be a rare
        exception, as he’s currently
        transitioning)
        Human history is a litany of cruel
        oppression. If you’re not a part of the
        rebellion, you’re part of the problem.
        There is a solution.
        Love one another.
        Even you’re enemies.

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      3. Our Reberth began
        in a Male Warrior’s world
        How Extraordinarily Brave
        Mr. Diploid Smiley Face is
        From Hermaphrodite Origins
        rose our Transitioning Titan
        LGBT+ SERAPHS
        whose Ancestors
        gave us a chance
        to be Reborn
        So Noah’s Ark’d
        Time-warp’d Families
        have a lot to be
        Grateful for.
        Ancient GERMS
        in our Atmosphere
        causing
        sexually transmitted Diseases
        and Murderous INSANITY
        are our ENEMIES
        and NEED ELIMINATING.
        And we’re getting there
        David XXX

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      4. I’ll just finish off by saying …
        The Boss became the Boss
        by WAR-dancing in the dark Abyss
        with the Devil
        and SURVIVING
        Only one Survived Life’s Dying ember
        And that SON of a Top-Gun
        Avenging ANGEL
        Ain’t for hire
        So Murderous Regimes
        And Mafia Cults etc.
        better Believe it!!!

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      5. Superman’s grim grin smiles
        and the COSMOS winks
        And Emojis
        are the agenda
        of the sender
        XXX
        (I’m useless on the computer
        and my brain? wont allow me
        to take on board the help I get given
        I don’t know how to copy & paste
        pictures etc.
        otherwise you could see
        that I have a multicoloured
        multifaceted personality too)

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      6. A quote from Mr. Smiley Face’s
        favourite song, for you Sibyl:

        “Look at the stars
        Look how they shine for you
        And everything you do
        Yeah they were all yellow”
        ~ Coldplay (Yellow)

        I’m also a bit of a technophobe.
        If it wasn’t for my No. 4 son
        being a software engineer, I would
        probably be in a cave somewhere
        banging on a drum, and sending up
        smoke signals … happily ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      7. I believe you David …
        Once upon a time
        before the Apocalypse
        there were only
        Complete Stable SUNS

        If it wasn’t for my No. 1 Grandchild, a Girl, setting up an anonymous blog for me, I wouldn’t have been able to express myself without sounding Crackers.
        My no. 7 youngest Grandchild, also a Girl, has tried to help me too … so has my Daughter. My Beloved Son & his Loving Family have no idea what I’ve been up to. And my poorly Husband of 53yrs. doesn’t know much about it either.
        My now single MUM, of 4 Children, Daughter is really my only Confidante XXX

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      8. I tend to find, X or Y, that we are
        all the same, deep down under
        the genes. The nurture factor, or
        lack of it, plus a heavy dose of
        trauma, is the crack in the mirror
        of humanity’s fallen nature.
        The supreme purpose, radiating and
        reflecting divine love, is shattered
        when the lighthouse is broken ๐Ÿ’› โœ๏ธ

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      9. David,
        I think you now know
        what our Gentle Male
        Atomic Warrior’s
        Brainstem Y factor
        was needed for.
        The little starDust
        without an atom y ego
        is to serve their Master
        like Dobby & Gollum
        So,
        If you mistreat a Gentle servile y ego
        you had better watch your back
        We are XZs in Spirit
        XXX

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  8. Our Brothersโ€™ Grimm
    Reality analogy Tales
    were sprinkled with
    Stardust
    from the ashes of HELL
    until the time was right
    for Disneyโ€™s Transitional
    Heroesโ€™ takeover bid.
    When did Romance & Love
    enter their Hearts?
    With the introduction
    of Venusโ€™s X-Tra Factorsโ€™
    Fairy-dust EMOTIONS
    to break the CURSE.
    THE BOSSโ€™S RAGE
    couldnโ€™t break
    the CURSE
    so He came Himself
    to set an EXAMPLE โ€ฆ
    His wife
    had been Targeted
    And Mutilated
    at the Beginning of
    THE STAR-WARโ€™S APOCALYPSE

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  9. I think that we often find ourselves
    navigating in the dark
    guided by our inclinations’ Instincts.
    I know that to Survive
    and for Humanity to flourish
    Sons needed to be
    Physical Rocks & Loving Protectors
    And Daughters needed to be
    Emotional Rocks & Loving Protectors.
    An ideal recipe for Parenthood,
    according to the first Warp’d
    Old Farther Time’s SON.
    Damn the SPOILS of WAR TRAUMAS
    getting in the way of
    HOPE!

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