This blog is generally a tipsy rant, but I also periodically research, write, rewrite, and edit for serious people who can afford not to. A commment from a slightly unsatisfied customer this morning: “Why have you included him in the bibliography? No one’s heard of him.” “No, but the whole fucking thing’s based on his work.” Better, perhaps, might have been Proverbs: “Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: / For the Reviewer will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.”
Off-piste, but also attractive: “Rob not the poor, because he is poor; but rob them that have the stuff, then endow a cot in a hospital and it shall be well with thy soul.” It’s from a 1905 number of Secular thought. A monthly journal of rational criticism in politics, science and religion, a splendidly curious poti-poti of tales, many of them true, and advice, much of it valid. Neo-Christian creeds like Marxism broke down under their internal contradictions before large numbers of people got round to reading and refuting them, but it’s a shame we modern atheists don’t know the Scripture as well as these Toronto folks.
- Of course the Día de la Hispanidad demonstration in Barcelona was tiny and composed exclusively of weirdos
Only thieves, halfwits and loonies (Catalanists, Spanish politicians, …) continue to see any useful relationship between flags, nations, football teams,
I added Mithridates to Langwich Sandwich. One recent post links to a North American language called Mi’kmaq, while another includes an
- From Charles Trenet, two musical De Gaulle anecdotes
Re the songs, L’âme des poètes and Douce France.
- Airport shuttle
Mr Driver emerges from his lair and, after a brief conversation re our respective employment, says, “There’s half an hour to
- El gazmoño del patriarca
Warder when it communicates does not always remain at a level.