Why Javier Cercas’ pseudo-authentic Anatomía de un instante so appalled me, and El Follonero’s 23-F mockumentary Operación Palace struck me as brilliant. I’d have liked some Austen zombies, but I suppose their moment has passed.
(Of cats and hares. I gave up Galdós’ inventions of nation ages ago, but enjoyed them at the time, rather as I did those Edwardian imperial schoolbooks discovered as a child.)
- Sugar Beast Circus
More vids. Home. “this show combines beautiful sets, stunning aerial displays and wonderful animated landscapes. Set inside a series of miniature circus tents, The Sugar Beast Circus brings back to life the celebrated circus sideshows of the 1800s”
I once did a multimedia kiosk for some people using the metaphor of the red/white-striped tent. I …
- Philip K. Dick We Can Build You
“Time has passed us by,” Maury said at once to me. “Our electronic organ is obsolete.”
“You’re wrong,” I said. “The trend is actually toward the electronic organ because that’s the way America is going in its space exploration: electronic. In ten years we won’t sell one spinet a day; the spinet will be a relic …
- Yes, but can she sing?Yes, but can she sing?[:fr]Yes, but can she sing?[:nl]Yes, but can she sing?Yes, but can she sing?
Not 100% safe for work.Not 100% safe for work.[:fr]Not 100% safe for work.[:nl]Not 100% safe for work.Not 100% safe for work.
- Who’ll write me a drinking song?
MG posted this C15th verse the other day, and D suggested but didn’t provide music:
Bring us in good ale, and bring us in good ale,
Fore our blessed Lady sak, bring us in good ale.
Bring us in no browne bred, for that is made of brane;
Nor bring us in no whit bred, for
- Yet more disastrous animals
Introducing my bovine concertina-playing twins, Salt-N-Pepa, and a porcine donations box.