RE: Frank Key's Hooting Yard and the Tradition of Grand English Nonsense
Hello. I am a bit late – I found this through hootingyard.org where you are mentioned – but I just came to add my voice to the chorus. Frank Key is the absolute most wondrous, and every week my partner and I look forward to a new episode of Hooting Yard on the Air.
I like when he mixes factual asides in to the stories, which are often more unbelievable and absurd than the fiction themselves. Shorter Potted Brief, Brief Lives is full of these fantastic truths. I especially liked the bit about Muggletonians, who tried to ban hot air balloons in case they should bump into the heavens.