December 15, 2008

Man's best dogma

Man's best dogma

A dog. Four-legged pet. Faithful. Obedient. Man's best friend.  Everybody likes dogs. Right?

December 14, 2008

Have you eaten ?

Have you eaten ?

In the western world, friends are greeted in a distant, and somewhat cold fashion.

December 14, 2008

The Ploy of Giving

The Ploy of Giving

"timeo Danaos et dona ferentis"
(I fear the greeks, even when they bring gifts.)
            - Virgil, "Aeneid" ii. 48

July 15, 2007

Maximum Payne

Maximum Payne

Painkillers, drug addicts, mobsters, occult, nightmares, nightmares, nightmares....

July 05, 2007

Kopi Luwak

Kopi Luwak

Surely this ought go down as the final revenge of developing nations!

April 17, 2007

Reversation

Reversation

Is it really affirmative action when the effects are so negative?

January 31, 2007

Silly Putty

Silly Putty

That fleeting moment when a motivational poster actually... motivates

January 15, 2007

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

This is a book written by comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell in 1949. In this, he postulates that all archetypal-hero mythology, independently evolved in various parts of the world, share a common structure which he calls the monomyth. He explains this as an unconscious force of the mind; the human mind looks up to the same kind of person as a hero.

January 09, 2007

Poetry, all done

Poetry, all done

I located my old high school poetry text book... an Oxford University Press publication entitled "Panorama - A selection of poems".

January 03, 2007

Publicising the Blog

Publicising the Blog

It's all very well to have a nifty blog, but it isn't too much fun if you don't have people reading it and commenting on it.  You might as well just write in a gilt-edged, leather bound book with a page for every date.