Monday, June 21, 2010

peddunts korner ... shrek3



































dreamworks artists certainly love their history ... not only is shrek standing in for the king, but when you look at the wall behind him, one of the court painters has already created a full-scale scene of his apotheosis in the french style ,,, but which painting have dreamworks used to create this brilliant pastiche ?

the wellcome collection is a great medical museum and gallery and never fails to stimulate


















http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2010/WTX058379.htm

Friday, June 18, 2010

quantify your luurve


















a spanish friend, whenever his wife asks how much he loves her, wisely replies ...

"more than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow"

but in the modern age, where moderation is our watchword and every transaction should be audited, this is clearly the kind of loose talk that will allow her to falsely claim the ownership of ideas that are markedly above her station

in the interests of regulated and consistent growth, i would suggest the following formulation  ...

"two per cent more than yesterday, but roughly ninety eight point zero four per cent as much as tomorrow"

plain speaking is the stuff of modern concord

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

a sleeper awakes

the great steve bell talks about the great george cruikshank





















http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/2010/jun/02/steve-bell-worship-of-bacchus

the following link takes you to a huge image of the print ...

http://www.bacchus.jgoodliffe.co.uk/images/bac_200.jpg

always ready with a smile ...

















i am on leave from my driving job for a week and so it is possible for us to enjoy some conversation in the morning whilst the doyenne of multi-tasking a.k.a the loved one is cheerily doing her chores and simultaneously getting ready to make a dash to her work place ... i hope she didn't hear me grumbling by the wardrobe today

"what the devil do think you're playing at putting your girly socks in MY sock drawer ?"