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 August, 2008

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Franklin Delano Rooseveltman to the rescue!

Posted upon the 31st of August, 2008

Ms Merah very kindly took me to see the new Batman flick! For the record, that’s The Dark Knight, by Nolan with Bale and Caine – much of the crew of the rather excellent The Prestige, but with Ledger and Freeman and Gyllenhaal in place of Jackman and Bowie and Johansson. The film is actually […]


Posted upon the 25th of August, 2008

Doo dooo… dopdedoo… boodeboo loup garou… Oh God’s teeth I haven’t updated FrillyShirt in two weeks Erm. Uh. *rustle*rustle* Hello! Hi, everyone! How, how are you? I’ve had a well-stocked buffet of stuff going on lately, in every sphere… I’ve begun a new course, again at the ol’ Uni of Melb, with its windy leaf-scattered […]

Left, Right, Up, Down

Posted upon the 11th of August, 2008

Politics! Left versus right, yeah? Well, no – I’m sure we’ve all figured out by now that a one-axis scale like ‘left’ and ‘right’ doesn’t actually tell us much – especially when, say, an arch-moralist conservative and an anti-moralist free-marketeer would both be classed as ‘right’. Left and right are really just relics of the […]