Trump Replays King Lear — Redux

Tom Tomorrow came up with this “Honest Trailer” version of Trump’s televised Cabinet meeting. (Which, as we commented before, is already an eerie reprise of “King Lear,” Act 1, Scene 1.)

Mashing Up The Mashups

The Chaps are no stranger to mashups … … indeed, they are rather fond of them. But the term, as we understand it, typically refers to examples, even exemplifiers, of the same medium being melded together. And we do agree — just because one can does not mean one should. However — that’s not what … Continue reading “Mashing Up The Mashups”

Meanwhile, At Grenfell Tower

The Queen pays a visit … … and finds someone out of place. Now some of you might think that you saw this a couple of days ago – and indeed you did – it is not your imagination failing, your age creeping up on you … at the end of the day – it … Continue reading “Meanwhile, At Grenfell Tower”

Spotted – So Sharing (1)

… you know how it is . You see stuff, you think ‘golly’ – now that IS interesting – I haven’t got much time to write a lot about it – BUT – our readers might be interested. That’s why we thought to introduce a new category that we are calling  ‘Themed Things That Thundered’ … at … Continue reading “Spotted – So Sharing (1)”

I Didn’t Know That …

… Did you know that ? In the UK “trump” has been another word for “an especially loud fart” since the early 15th century, with the first known documented instance appearing in 1425. The word “trump” appears to have previously entered the English language sometime around the 14th century in reference to blowing a horn. … Continue reading “I Didn’t Know That …”

Sprinklers? We Got Towels!

Hey, it’s not like government has money to burn. And just because we don’t live there doesn’t mean we don’t care. The 24-story now-burned Grenfell Tower in West London had a recent facelift. Not, apparently, because it needed it, but because the wealthy residents around it — local authority housing in a poor enclave in one of London’s richest boroughs … Continue reading “Sprinklers? We Got Towels!”

True Fiction, Or Fictional Truth?

Or, ‘The Selective Shaksper’ … or ‘Billy Wagglestick’ as my English class had it .. Not that this Chap wishes to tout other social media … … but there’s a suspicion at this end that if POTUS45  and Co had to declare their relationship to objective reality and declared fiction, it would appear as ‘It’s … Continue reading “True Fiction, Or Fictional Truth?”

Experimentation

… is the essence. Said it before – here – and here – now saying it again. Here. But this one is a bit different. Let’s see what it looks like in the morning. Experimentation – sometimes “the essence of life” on other occasions “the catalyst of creativity”. Can’t argue with that! … though I … Continue reading “Experimentation”

Reality

Somewhere back there in some earlier post – or in the drafts section that you cannot read – lies a short discussion about fictional characters. Favorite fictional characters, by state. If you believe the stats…   Cough! No I do not …. Gilligan? Marty McFly? Good Grief! Oh wait – that’s Minnesota! Anyway – this … Continue reading “Reality”