Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891

Lettres

Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for April, 2006

The following lettres were posted during this month:


Advice to the Romantic Scientist

Posted upon the 28th of April, 2006

Resist no temptation toward affectation in your bearing or the wearing of your hair, Even good men like to make the public stare.

The Chook Diagram Mk 1

Posted upon the 27th of April, 2006

There have been numerous attempts to map the breadth and depth of political thought: the French Revolutionary Left-Right model, the Political Compass, the Nolan chart, the Pournelle chart, all have contributed something to the development and understanding of political SCIENCE. Here is my own offering, which I hope, in time, will adequately complement but not […]

Link to FrillyShirt and be one step closer to Greatness

Posted upon the 26th of April, 2006

Next season by Shot By A Rascal Productions!

Posted upon the 21st of April, 2006

Shot By A Rascal Productions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sir Frederick Chook’s Patented Leopard Oil Co. Fortuitous consumerite! Pat yourself on your British back, for you are lucky enough to witness an ADVANCED PRE-VIEWING of an elite selection of Shot By A Rascal Productions’s nextest range of FASHIONABLE COAT-PINS. Sieur de Chook has […]

From “Chook’s Peerage: Eccentrics, Odd Ducks and Rare’r-do-wells of London” (1852), under “C”

Posted upon the 17th of April, 2006

NAME: Adelaide Hawkesmont Ceau┼čescu NICKNAMES: Nibby TITLES: None SIGNIFICANCE: Mr Ceau┼čescu is the literary force in London’s north. Author of such classics as “Roger’s Debasement” and “My Journeys to Heathen Tangiers, 1841-1843, 1844, 1846, 1846, 1847-1849, 1851”, he has made a name for himself in local public life, especially among the disadvantaged young men of […]

I’ll say it now, I’ll say it ten times tomorrow

Posted upon the 17th of April, 2006

The issue of public smoking, and any false debates concerning personal freedom vs the health and safety of those around one, would melt away with the reintroduction of the smoking room into all buildings where people gather. Thick doors, efficient ventilators, in respect for our staff please order your drinks and coffees before entering. But […]

From Sir Frederick’s personal files, dated 1871, under “P”

Posted upon the 16th of April, 2006

REAL NAME: Unknown ALIASES: Pinot Noir, The Terror of Milan, Bumbershoot Nigel OCCUPATION: Bounty hunter, hired gun – has served both the force of law and those that oppose it. Despite his youthful appearance, is third most dangerous living human in Italy, if not all of Europe. Trained in bartitsu and capoeira – is deadly […]

Playlist and excerpts from script for The Difference Hours on SYN 90.7 – 13/4

Posted upon the 15th of April, 2006

Week Six 13/4 – ADVENTURES (Final Difference Hours!) In which Sir Frederick was packed off to a distant colony by the CROWN, and related tales of past explorations. Features this week: STORY TIME TEACUP IN A STORM Music this week: Yann Tiersen – Guilty Loyko – Loyko Marusia Georgevskaya – I See Wonderful Spaces Gogol […]