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 ...

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, ...

Fantastic Beasts & where to… 2 14

Fantastic Beasts & where to… 2
Hydrarchos Sillimanii   In 1845, for a meagre 25 cents, New Yorkers gaped in open mouthed wonder at the 120 foot long skeleton of a sea serpent. Scientifically named Hydrarchos Sillimanii (until the famous Yale Professor Benjamin Silliman objected), it was exhibited in the Apollo Saloon on Broadway. Apparently the creature’s huge bones were so ...

It’s all balls!

It's all balls!
    The words testament and testify share the same root as testicle. Not literally the same root – if you get my drift. In ancient times men cradled their testicles when taking an oath. Unlike the Holy Bible, your balls were always with you. As the root (that word again) of your masculinity, they ...
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