Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


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

The archive for June, 2005

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Workers Stop Work And Protest War On Labour

Posted upon the 30th of June, 2005

Melbourne workers downed tools and took to the streets today, marching from the Carlton Trades Hall to Flinders St Station at the centre of the city to protest and motivate action against the upcoming seizure of the legislative by Prime Minister Howard’s increasingly conservative Liberal Party and the eradication of self-determination and legal protection for […]

The Enlightenment is Over

Posted upon the 20th of June, 2005

It ended more or less with the birth of the 19th Century. I should know, I was there. In the years that have passed, the ideas and values of the Enlightenment have passed into disuse – we no longer believe that the franchise should be extended only to the propertied classes, for instance. Yet the […]


Posted upon the 15th of June, 2005

Try in a few days.

Last Wireless Telegraph Broad-cast until July

Posted upon the 9th of June, 2005

Thursday the Ninth of June, 1885, will see the broad-casting of Sir Frederick’s last session of Highly Enjoyable Wireless Entertainment Hours for Some Weeks! This Performance will be recorded on Cylinder in hope of attracting Interest from one or more Professional Wireless Telegraph Companies, and so Your Contribution is valuable! Sir Frederick’s private Play-lists will […]

Characterisation of Melancholia

Posted upon the 8th of June, 2005

Oh, not me, Heavens no. I have no wish to show you any of my poetry. It is the external world to which I refer (with its despatches of horrible, horrible haikus). I am no Psychologist, or even a Parapsychologist, merely a dotty old duke with a Baccalaureate of Hobohemianism and a Class Four Certificate […]

The Teasing Taste of Liberty, Sweet Liberty

Posted upon the 7th of June, 2005

Hello one and all! As promised, my self-imposed academic exile is at an end! Yes, I’m deeply excited too, dear readers. “Sir Frederick!” you cry – for that is my name – “What have you been doing in this time of great joy?”. Well, let me assure you, there is much to do, and I […]

Hello fellows.

Posted upon the 3rd of June, 2005

The Four Glorious Days that will change the world! I can already taste liberty, sweet liberty. I’m in a touch of a bind, dear readers. I am uncertain what direction to take FrillyShirt in. Of course, this publication is quite new and I am sure it will evolve to fit its proper role, but… Do […]

Past Wireless Playlists

Posted upon the 1st of June, 2005

First Show: The Kinks – Victoria Chumbawamba – More Whitewashing Billy Bragg – I Guess I Planted Phish – Farmhouse David Rovics – Minimum Wage Strike Conflict – Force or Service Iggy Pop & The Stooges – Gimme Danger Dresden Dolls – Bad Habit Zombie Ghost Train – In The Shadows Utah Phillips – Hallelujah, […]