BLIGHT!

In ‘Blight!’, commercial airline peeler Chip Fletcher has a problem with potatoes and alcohol:

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This is the Red Eye crossing the ocean,

peeling potatoes with servile devotion.

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Experts from Idaho sharpen their blades,

aisles fill with buckets and pommes on parade:

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frites bound for Paris, fritters for Hull,

Balfours for Blumenthal, carved into skulls,

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Jerseys and roasters – who peels the most has

a bonus of mash and some cash for goodwill…

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Mid-flight, mid-potato, out of his head on cheap vodka, Chip glances out of the window and sees a giant Colorado Beetle clinging to the wing.

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It turns to look at him, and Chip sees it has the face of Ringo Starr. Carefully, ‘Ringo’ raises one foreleg and flashes him a V sign.

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At that moment, he realises the rest of the Peelers are singing ‘Take me back to dear old Blighty…’ – where did they get the piano from?

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He snaps out of it to a question from his smiling supervisor: ‘So, how was last night?’

There’s something wrong with her lipstick.

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‘I don’t know… I seem to be suffering from… some kinda potato-blight…’

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From the flight deck, Captain Bligh announces that strong headwinds will add another month to the journey.

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