Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
too much port ...
just so you'll know when to cover up the cut glass mirrors with velvet victorian table cloths ... this storm tracker shows you all the lightning in the last sixty minutes as twinkly dots
many thanx to brainiac mudman paul kilkie who mentioned this site recently
Friday, July 26, 2013
A delivery man has to tailor his naturally philosophical discourse to the short time span of his frequent encounters with favoured customers.
The subject of haircuts “cropped up” yesterday.
My “Back To The Future” styling was widely deplored, especially by Mo and Paul, who control the flow of goods in to a large hotel near the centre of Crawley.
I explained that my hairstyle seems appropriate because of my spare-time interest in experimenting with high voltages as I endeavour to achieve using a seven and a half ton truck what was eminently do-able in the original fillum with a De Lorean sports car.
But I’m also interested in bio-energy, I continued, and have set up a laboratory in a mountain-top castle where I am endeavouring to create the ideal backstairs workman for the hotel industry. I have already succeeded in some preliminary experiments where I transplanted the brain of a frog in to the body of a handsome prince. Indeed, the Spanish Royal Family have been very generous with their time.
In conclusion, I hoped it might be possible to combine their best qualities in one hybrid, so that if they can decide amongst themselves over the weekend which parts of Mo and which parts of Paul are best, then my assistant, Igor, will be around with the tape measure and the marker pen on Monday morning.
Monday, July 22, 2013
last night i realized it wouldn't be possible to drink beer all week in this weather
so i filled the empty bottle with tap water and put it back in the fridge
and this afternoon it tastes just as satisfying as leffe ...
which might be a convincing demonstration of the placebo effect
NB this may be the first time in nearly 64 years that i've adhered to the notion of deferred gratification
... if only because i've learned that accelerated regression has a terminal velocity
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
i once heard the old ken russell smirking because a young television executive had dismissed his work as "not filmic enough"
you could start by watching the debussy fillum, if only for the music
if you were to make your way to the musee d'orsay nowadays, you could hardly see this picture for the moving throng of international visitors
but they are not pilgrims
they pause for a few seconds to take a quick picture
hundreds in turn will stand besides the painting with two fingers raised besides their ears
not many encounter the painting itself, or know, or care ...
and so i wept, but only for a few seconds
etc, etc ...
and here's a letter to vincent from paul gauguin ...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
A second grandson arrived yesterday afternoon, 17th July 2013 @ 1820.
A brother for Alvi.
No name yet.
Weight 7lbs 8 ozs. Mother and child doing well.
I am happier than ever.