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.

Like George Leigh Mallory, I’m Getting On Top Of Things

Penned upon the 3rd of November, 2008

Hello, gang! I suspect everyone’s as busy and as under the weather as I am, given the stories I’ve been hearing, so I hope you’ve all been getting the best of your personal woes as I have. Essays are being written, deadlines negotiated, resources secured and quacky ducks admired (oh, yes, we also went to the pond.)

I’ve been getting the lay of the land of the campus – studying is bringing out my rarely-seen ambitious side, and I certainly wouldn’t mind making a career in academia. Of course, success in my field is really determined by what your name is – history, as they say, is written by the Victors. Incidentally, for anyone fond of a harmless prank, I’m quite sure you could construct a rough patchwork oblong of newspaper cartoons, crossed-out timetables and outdated political flyers, hang it on any blank internal wall of a university, and have six people queued up thinking it’s an academic’s door within half an hour. Bonus laffs if the wall backs onto an upper-floor balcony.

Best wishes and more content for you soon, FrillyShirt fans!

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Commentary upon “Like George Leigh Mallory, I’m Getting On Top Of Things”

  1. Lady Tanah was heard to remark,

    Upon the 6th of November, 2008 at 7:43 pm,

    Being YOU. Yes, YOU.

    I can’t wait!!!

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