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Three clegged stool (Dept. of Old Dart)
From ancient Greece, a song of hope and consolation (While you live, shine…)

From ancient Greece, a song of hope and consolation (While you live, shine…)

And the lyrics: Hoson zes, phainou Meden holos sy lypou; Pros oligon esti to zen To telos ho chronos apaitei While you live, shine Don’t suffer anything at all; Life exists only a short while And time demands its toll. +++ And a rather lovely intepretation: +++ Painting above by the Achilles painter c .460-420BC

Waiting for Goliath
How the Sun rose over the UK

How the Sun rose over the UK

The Kick-Ass line is a splendid amalgamation of pop culture (the exceedingly foul-mouthed movie Kick-Ass notoriously has its 11-y-o heroine using the c word – could this reference be deep code to Sunfolk?), coarse language, and faintly terrorist baiting picture – is that a boy-burka? “Lib Dem chief’s policy porkies” – beautiful, considerate touch: rhymin’ […]

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Serve the man tongue (Thoughts on meat)

Serve the man tongue (Thoughts on meat)

In a recent New Yorker (yes, the Mulcher refers to them constantly – it’s like the Mulcher is their bitch; and you know what – referring to The Monthly doesn’t do the business). Oh yes, anyway in the NYer they had an article about these hairy ex-surfer dudes who have opened a cultish restaurant in […]

Peter Porter and the Tub of Poetry (II)
What the lawyer said to the judge (Radio National’s Book Show at the Wheeler Centre)
Peter Porter and the Trap of Words (I)
Germaine to Aussies on the Wynne “fuss”: It’s all in your mind!

Germaine to Aussies on the Wynne “fuss”: It’s all in your mind!

Our Germs, Germaine Greer, National Living Expat Treasure and our greatest culture critic*, has decided to join in the Wynne prize fracas (see here) in an article for the Guardian titled: “So an artist found a work on the web, copied it and won an award. Why the fuss?” (*Just last month she won that […]

Oona Yma, Oona Ava, Oona Eva, Oona Aga … (laugh? I nearly cried)

Anne Bancroft’s Yma Dream: My wicked friend David said to look this up, so we can thank him for this link to Bancroft’s superbity in this bit of surreal wackiness. If only more shrink sessions were like this.