Don't sit down in the middle of the woods. Don't write in public places. Don't have children. The writing life is essentially one of solitary confinement. – – Do it every day. You can also do all that with whiskey.
Der Bänker warf sein Bild aufs Prallkissen, weil der Kaffee schon gegangen war.
“About fifty years ago H.L.Mencken wrote,
With precious few exceptions, all the books on style in English are by writers quite unable to write. The subject, indeed, seems to exercise a special and dreadful fascination over school ma'ams, bucolic college professors, and other such pseudoliterates. . . . Their central aim, of course, is to reduce the whole thing to a series of simple rules —the overmastering passion of their melancholy order, at all times and everywhere.
Mencken is right, of course: no one can teach clear writing by rule or principle, simple or not, to those who have nothing to say and no reason to say it, to those who cannot think or feel or see. But I also know that many who see well and think carefully and feel deeply still cannot write clearly. I also know that learning to write clearly can help us think and feel and see, and that in fact there are a few straighforward principles –not rules– that help.
Here they are.”
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Betsie is the filter program used by the BBC to create an automatic text-only version of its website.
Brititny buttney breitney? Brightny brutany? Gritney spritney! Birthny prittany. Dr. Sigismond?
Vivid drawings that didn't die in Photoshop.
“But one little thing can revive a guy, And that is home-made rhubarb pie.”
“So I sat down in the Square one day and said, ‘How does one avoid the big W? Who makes a living without having to work?’ And it came to me. College professors!”
sixty seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation
No points are awarded. But there have been three scorers, “the lovely Monica”, “the lovely Samatha” and, latterly, “the lovely Sven.” Samantha remains the firm favourite.
Humphrey Lyttelton died in 2008.
Autobiographical fairy tales
Andy Kershaw in and about extreme places such as North Korea or BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour.
a lively Statler & Waldorf (or rather Crackpot & Buzzkill) conversation on the news interspersed with some ridicule and amateur magick. Crackpot & Buzzkill are podfather Adam Curry resp. tech columnist John C. Dvorak, your homeopathic alt rite culture warriors …
Versatile singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth, rock musicologist Brian Appleton, and laser screeding contractor Dave Tordoff are personae of Graham Fellows.
When a queue developed I used to lecture them about diet, pop music, coastal erosion – anything that came into my head, often insulting individual customers, because my assistant was usually Karen and it made her laugh and whisper things into my ear. New Years Eve 1974 ended with two blokes, both customers, fighting in the coffee bar, Pearl in tears, the manager disarming me of a carving knife with which I was threatening a third bloke, and the fire brigade arriving complete with hosepipes and breathing apparatus to tackle a fire in the staff quarters. We all sang Auld Lang Syne and had a glass of champagne on Billy Butlin.
Eric Goulden : a dysfunctional success
Le Professeur Rollin a encore quelque chose à dire.
“Cement, metal and dust not claimed by anyone. They are eternity.”
A close look at the actions of the
Dominic Cummings is the former head gollum of the UK's Tory government
publie des analyses et des articles d'horizons variés afin d'élargir le champ d'information et de réflexion de ses lecteurs …
from an anti-imperialist perspective
uncovering the UK's role in the world
investigative news magazine founded by the late Robert Parry of Iran-Contra fame
“Of his exposure to radioactivity he says, ‘I don't believe I took more than five years off my life.’”
feat. the painter, writer, occultist central to the Beat movement
feat. the austrian/mexican surrealist
Some people and pages kindly referring to this site
“The wal/rus is an interesting image for you to conjure, Velour. The wal(l) itself is the barrier, the limit, and anagrammatic of law, of which the barrier is the sense. They are control, order, and therefore violence. Rus is the kingdom of the Scandinavian intruders into the region about Kiev, the ancestor of Czarist power, and thus once again the type of imposition of order onto chaos, the law of violence, and the limiting of self to authority. The wild man from the far North becomes the ultimate monarch. You cannot be drunk, because the Czar has exerted his authority over his father the Viking, and you are now the law, the limit of behavior, the standard of order. So if you are drunk, you are in contradiction, and you mess with us to protect yourself from fragmentation.
Also, those are very big tits.” (thuloid scripsit)
The stars bark at sublunar fungi glowing in miasmic exhalations.
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Web sites/services/pages should comply with communication protocols and language specs, not with the whims and idiosyncracies of one browser or another. (Interscrape? Net Plorex?)
Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger helped affected Ecuadorian communities win a landmark case against Texaco's eco-vandalism in 2011. Texaco's owner Chevron made Donziger the target of a bizarre legal persecution campaign, placing him under house arrest since summer 2019 and even in prison since late October 2021.
(Googles Bildersuche neuen Stils kapert die originalgroßen Bilder und unterdrückt ihren Kontext – an den Intentionen des Urhebers vorbei.)
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