Leather jack­ets and Kylie...

On a visit to the Speed­way Cafe, fun­ny­men Corne and Twakkie felt as though they had ‘slided back­wards a decade or two… to the 80s’

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son would have be­lieved don’t even ex­ist any­more.

“And yes, sure, you know it is now and the times they are mod­ern, but at the same mo­ment you will feel like maybe the uni­verse have slided back­wards a decade or two and that your con­scious hu­man soul finds it­self back in the golden age of the 80s. Patch­leather jack­ets, golf ball keyrings and Kylie belt­ing a hot one on the juke­box. If this be heaven then I don’t want to go to hell.”

Twakkie shuf­fles his feet and fid­dles with his shorts.

“Um… What he said… What? I have to make my own an­swers also? Mmm. Okay. I also like that Speed­way Bar. It’s very nice and you can re­lax a lot,” he says.

“Oh, okay, Corne says I must tell you more stuff… Um, they have a nice poster there by that place of a lit­tle dog just when you go in by the toi­lets. I re­mem­ber that. Be­cause I went to the toi­lets.

“It’s a very cute lit­tle black-and­white puppy with th­ese cute lit­tle droopy puppy eyes. I love dogs. Even my friend Kobus who works for the print­ers told me that Lassie was the most in­tel­li­gen­test an­i­mal ever in the whole world in a movie. And that in­cludes ET…

“Okay. Corne just mo­ered me be­cause he was looking over my shoul­der what I was writ­ing.

“The Speed­way Bar is also very nice be­cause they make ham­burg­ers and chips and beef­s­takes next door in the nice cheap restau­rant and you can get a doggy bag. Dogs love to eat bones.

“They are full of cal­cium but they are a lot harder than milk. Un­less you freeze it. Ouch! Guy, stop hit­ting me! You’re go­ing to bruise my lit­tle face and I want to look on top for m for Up The Crank!”

Corne apol­o­gises. “I love you,” says Twakkie.

Up The Creek, as it is more ac­cu­rately known, takes place on the banks of the Breede River near Swellen­dam next week­end from Fri­day to Sun­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.up­the­creek.co.za

PIC­TURE: SAM CLARK

STEEL PONIES: Dave van der Spuy out­side his bar, The Speed­way Cafe. Be­hind him are mem­bers of the Ves­parado biker crew.

BAR­REL OF LAUGHS: Corne, right, and Twakkie per­form at the Breede River next

week­end.

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