It seems that ice cream is no longer just the food of choice for sad single women, but a defiant supporter of equal rights.Read more "Celebrate gay marriage with a pint of I Dough, I Dough from Ben & Jerry’s"
X is for Xanadu In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. – Coleridge I was going to write something about Orson Welles yesterday, but then I realised that I still needed something for the letter X. So […]Read more "X is for Xanadu"
Whatever his reasons, Byrne sailed from England in the summer of 1787 with forty men and spent the next two years fiddling on deck, dependant on the kindness of his mates to feed and help him.Read more "The Blind Irish Fiddler and The Mutiny on The Bounty – A Begorrathon 2015 Post"
On February 3rd, 1959 the plane carrying Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa. Waylon Jennings was supposed to be on the flight, but he gave up his seat to the Big Bopper. Ritchie Valens was only in the plane, some say, because he won a coin toss with […]Read more "The Day the Music Died – February 3rd 1959"
It looks as if man-spreading is nothing new. In 1946 a young photogapher by the name of Stanley Kubrick took pictures on New York’s subway and sold them to Look Magazine. Kubick took photos for Look for several years before turning to film-making. I think aesthetically recording spontaneous action, rather than carefully posing a picture, […]Read more "Man-spreading is nothing new … just ask Stanley Kubrick"
It should be explained at the outset that we cannot observe the killing of cats at firsthand. We can study it only through Contat’s narrative, written about twenty years after the event.Read more "Teaser Tuesdays"
We are rapidly approaching Peak Cocoa, according to both Mars and Callebaut (the two biggest chocolate-makers in the world.)Read more "We Are Approaching Peak Cocoa"