Beyond beige, in the spectrum of failed colours, is downright dingy and grimy, and Science Musings’ Chet Raymo urges us to even embrace that in his post “All Together Now, Let’s Sing”…

  • “Funny, isn’t it, how God gets credit for all things bright and beautiful, but not those things we detest and fear. The Victorian hymn should always be accompanied by the Monty Python version, of which three verses follow:”

    All things dull and ugly,
    All creatures short and squat,
    All things rude and nasty,
    The Lord God made the lot.

    Each nasty little hornet,
    Each beastly little squid–
    Who made the spikey urchin?
    Who made the sharks? He did!

    All things scabbed and ulcerous,
    All pox both great and small,
    Putrid, foul and gangrenous,
    The Lord God made them all.

Perhaps a colourful parody by the Pythons, but sometimes the fool speaks the wisest words.

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