Acid Rainforest 8

Acid Rainforest
  I have of late (but wherefore I know not) lost all my mirth, Indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory This most excellent canopy, the air—look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament This majestical roof fretted with golden fire Why, it appears ...

Fantastic Beasts & where to… 4 27

Fantastic Beasts & where to... 4
The Thylacine* The Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger was not a tiger but the largest surviving marsupial predator in modern Australia, and its outlying islands of Tasmania and New Guinea. It was called a ‘tiger’ because it had stripes across its lower back which faded with age. It was also called the Tasmanian Wolf, which seems ...

Futurist Manifesto 16

Futurist Manifesto
The Futurist Manifesto, written in Milan by the poet Filippo Marinetti in 1909, vehemently rejected the past in favour of humanity’s technical triumph over nature. It celebrated industrialisation, machinery and speed, especially motor cars and aeroplanes. Some of the declarations in the Manifesto make for strange reading – promoting aggression and violent change, and worshipping ...

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas 21

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
  What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason. How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel. In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, man delights me not. No, ...

Eggs at Twelve 6

Eggs at Twelve
  On the face of it men and women couldn’t be more different. I’m not talking about ‘Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus’. I mean just look at us, from body shapes to dangly bits – we are opposites. However did you know the natural human form is female? Centuries of eunuchs ...
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