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When Sarah Palin booked a flight to Europe, the French immediately surrendered.

calendar   Sunday - February 26, 2012

EYE CANDY LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE. YOU’RE WELCOME.

In no shape to be at a computer. not sick, but have a few aches to cope with. BUT

With an ice pack on my left neck and upper shoulder and ribs (I think it’s that) on the left that just won’t quit aching, and chair in a slight recline, I was reading one of our Sunday newspaper magazines.  LIVE, from The Daily Mail.

Not too easy keeping the small pack in place and pound a keyboard but when I saw this I just knew I couldn’t wait for Monday. It HAD to be today.

I LOVE this.  Believe it or not, there was a time, once upon a time, when I could have bought this and not missed a penny of it. That was before the tech bubble burst.  So when I see something like this it just makes my gut churn, my head spin and it’s another reminder where greed leads us. Darn. Being greedy and stupid sure has a high price tag.

BUGATTI DESK MAIL


The £150,000 desk that dreams it’s a Bugatti

(more then $200,000.00)

By LIVE REPORTER

Inspired by the Bugatti Type 35 racer and equipped with a set of its blueprints, Midlands furniture-maker Luzzo Bespoke spent 3,000 hours designing this desk

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To raise its height, you turn the ‘starter crank’, which drives a mechanism scaled up from old Winfield carburettor synchronisation quadrants. The drawer fronts use the same honeycomb grille as the Bugatti, and the aluminium undersides are based on the car’s oil sump, which is finned to aid cooling

The men who designed and built the Bugatti Type 35 racer of the Twenties approached their work with enthusiasm and panache.
Chaps who design desks aren’t necessarily known for that. But what if you made a desk the way Bugatti made the car?

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Inspired by the Bugatti Type 35 racer and equipped with a set of its blueprints, Midlands furniture-maker Luzzo Bespoke spent 3,000 hours designing, machining, joining, riveting and polishing sheet aluminium into a workstation worth nearly as much as the car itself: a Type 35 goes for about $396,887, the desk costs $201,707

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Tan leather finish (left); each desk is numbered, and the builders credited (centre); and drawers are locked with an ‘ignition key’ (right)
The racing-blue finish is actually seven layers of paint and lacquer and the tan leather writing area is based on a shade used in the car.
Oh yes, and the iMac slides out of sight at the touch of a button.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/26/2012 at 12:35 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - February 11, 2012

What a comeback! Eleven months after the tsunami .

Long day, late, hafta go but first ....

Take a look at this. And there’s about 30 more photos on the link.

When Japan was hit by both an earthquake and tsunami in quick succession in March last year, the images of devastation gripped the world.

And now after 11 months of tireless rebuilding, these pictures reveal the amazing progress made since those tragic events.

Photographers returned to the scenes of desolation to take these stunning shots that capture the way in which the areas most severely affected have changed.

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calendar   Monday - December 12, 2011

Sir Isaac Newton’s handwritten notes about momentous discovery.

Look at this. Wow!  All those numbers. No computer. Not even a typewriter. Candles for light if he wanted to continue after dark.
And he also ran the royal mint and ran down a major counterfitting ring. More then one actually. He set the mint to rights.  A man of genius and many talents.
See the link below.  I just couldn’t post it all here.

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Sir Isaac Newton’s handwritten notes about momentous discovery of laws of motion and gravity now available online

More than 4,000 pages of scientist’s works uploaded
Includes seminal Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

An original manuscript containing Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion is being made publicly available online, along with other historic works by the great scientist.

Cambridge University today published more than 4,000 pages of Newton’s most important works on a new digital library website.

They include the scientist’s own annotated copy of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica - and handwritten notes where some of his most famous theories first came to life.

First published in July 1687, ‘Principia’ not only contains the laws of motion, but also Newton’s law of universal gravitation. It is widely regarded as one of the most significant works in the history of science.

Over the next few months the university library will upload thousands more pages, making almost the whole of its Newton collection available for anyone to view and download.

Work on the Cambridge Digital Library (http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk) began in 2010 with the Newton collection being photographed during last summer.

Up to 200 pages were captured each day, although major conservation work had to be carried out on several manuscripts and notebooks before they could be digitised.

The programme also aims to upload works by other famous scientists from Darwin to Ernest Rutherford.

A LOT MORE TO SEE HERE. DON’T MISS IT.


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calendar   Thursday - December 01, 2011

the world’s longest model train on 39,000ft of tracks over a quarter an acre

This is not only incredible, it’s an awesome undertaking.  I love this kind of thing.  Would love to go there. Darn, it’s only across the channel from us.

The article comes from THE DAILY MAIL

View full screen. Impressive! But you knew that already.


Take a ride with the world’s longest model train on 39,000ft of tracks over a quarter an acre that took 500,000 hours to build

(and it’s growing)

By EMMA REYNOLDS
Last updated at 1:30 AM on 1st December 2011

Welcome to the world’s largest model railroad, in which the whole of human life is faithfully recreated in miniature.

The Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg boasts more than 39,000 feet of tracks, on which 890 trains travel across a quarter of an acre of land.

And there is much more to the intricate creation than railway lines, with carefully crafted party-goers, lovers and mourners at a funeral making their way around the tiny planet.


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calendar   Saturday - June 11, 2011

My Way Or The Highway

Texas Movie Theater: Be Polite Or Get The Boot

And the whole country loves it!




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Don’t mess with Texas. And don’t even think of messing with the Alamo Drafthouse theater.

15 years ago Tim League and his wife opened their first movie theater, after going to the local multiplex and coming away quite disappointed. The magic of the movies was gone. They thought about what made that experience so poor, and realized it was mostly the audience. So they set out to bring back the cinema magic by enforcing civil behavior. And it worked. People flocked to their screenings, and now they have a small chain of successful theaters, in an era when most movie houses are on the brink of going out of business.

They have simple rules, and everybody knows what they are. No talking, no cell phones, no texting, no throwing popcorn, no babies, and no groups of kids without adult supervision. And they enforce these rules. First offense gets you a reminder, second offense gets you tossed. No refunds. No excuses. Happy trails cowpoke, hit the road.

Recently they had to give some young woman the old heave-ho. And she was so offended that she called them up and cussed them out. Twice! So now they use her rants as part of their policy announcement (but only before R rated films). And people love it even more. The magic of the movies turns out to be more the shared cultural experience than just what you’re looking at. It’s a group thing. And selfish self-centered simpletons destroy the group. So they have to go.

Pure, undistilled Awesome.





As many of you know, I really can’t abide people who talk during a movie. ... When we adopted our strict no talking policy back in 1997 we knew we were going to alienate some of our patrons. That was the plan. If you can’t change your behavior and be quiet (or unilluminated) during a movie, then we don’t want you at our venue.
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Recently, we had a situation where a customer persisted in texting in the theater despite two warnings to stop. Our policy at that point is to eject the customer without a refund, which is exactly what went down that night.  Luckily, this former patron was so incensed at being kicked out, she quickly called the office and left us the raw ingredients for our latest “Don’t Talk or Text” PSA.

The funny thing is, they put her recorded rant and it’s text transcription up as a YouTube video, and it went completely viral. Nearly 1.5 million hits, and it’s only been up a couple of days. 5500 comments and counting, and it’s being shown (bleeped and blurred out) on TV news shows.

Kind of makes me wonder if this is another Tea Party founding moment. A camel’s back breaking piece of straw that starts a tidal wave of change. A move away from tolerating the Me Me ME and Screw You rude society that we’ve become. Maybe. When ladies go back to wearing hats and gloves in public, and gentlemen wear hats, sport jackets and ties, then we will have come full circle. Don’t hold your breath for that much, but don’t be afraid to stop being excessively tolerant. “An armed society is a polite society” the sci-fi master once wrote. But a polite society is it’s own kind of armament. It’s armor against cultural decay.


From the owners -

In the first couple of months of operation, we came up with some very simple guidelines that all of our theaters still adhere to today. They were all born from our own reactions to experiences we hated and endured when we went to the movies. The insistence on these simple policies is one of the main reasons people are loyal to our cinemas today.

We also serve beer, and that helps.

[these are the rules:]
1) We do not play ads before the film,

2) We do not allow children under 6. [ except for kiddie films ]

3) We do not allow unaccompanied minors.

4) If you persist in talking or texting, we will throw you out.

Simply outstanding. And in true American fashion, by making things better they’re making themselves a good living. More power to you, Mr. & Mrs. League. A business that actually cares about it’s customers. Well done.

Or, as they put it, in reaction to that little rant video above ...

Ma’am, you may be free to text in all the other theaters in the Magnited States of America, but here at our “little crappy ass theater,” you are not. Why you may ask? Well, we actually do give a f*$k.


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calendar   Saturday - February 19, 2011

The US of A is going to the dogs.

Homeowners associations suck. Seriously suck. If you’ve ever read a news article about some patriotic veteran whose HOA is fining him for flying the American flag you know what I mean. Personally I would never buy a home in such a neighborhood. If I did, I would NOT sign any HOA agreements. It’s my property.

So it’s with some glee that I read about a HOA in Annandale, VA. They held elections for the new president of the HOA. They elected a bitch. They are not happy about it.

This past election, to make the meeting move faster, only the names and qualifications of the candidates were announced. Running for president, Ms. Beatha Lee was described as a relatively new resident, interested in neighborhood activities and the outdoors, and who had experience in Maine overseeing an estate of 26 acres.

Though unfamiliar with Lee’s name, the crowd of about 50 raised their hands, assuming that the candidate was a civic-minded newcomer. These days, it’s hard to get anyone to volunteer to devote the time needed to serve as an officer. The slate that Lee headed was unanimously elected. Everyone ate ice cream, watched a karate demonstration and went home.

Only weeks later did many discover that their new president was, in fact, a dog.

Read the article here.

She is, in fact, a “… a shaggy, dirty-white Wheaten terrier.” Owned by the former president.

Guess she won’t fine you. She’ll just bite your ankles! grin

(I used the Outstanding Achievement tag because how often has a dog been elected president of anything?)


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calendar   Monday - December 20, 2010

awesome advance in help for the blind, bionic eye surgery

Not certain but, it appears to be another notch in the record books for German science, but Brits first to have “permanent” fix. Whatever ... this is really a super duper giant step for mankind.  Or should that be personkind? 


British doctors to implant first permanent ‘bionic’ eyes that will allow the blind to ‘see’

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:16 PM on 20th December 2010

Blind British patients will be the first in the world to have permanent ‘bionic’ eyes inserted that will allow them ‘see’ for the first time.
The revolutionary microchip was first tested on three patients in Germany earlier this year and yielded dramatic results. One man saw his girlfriend’s smile while another was able to read his name.

The chip was taken out after three months but medics at King’s College in London plan to implant them for life, after scientists developed a new coating which is safer for permanent use.
The hospital will begin testing the tiny microchip in March and is one of two British centres now recruiting people to trial the device hailed as ‘quite astonishing’ by experts.

It is packed with 1,500 light sensors designed to replace those in the retina lost to the most common form of eye disease, retinitis pigmentosa.
The inherited condition gradually destroys the light sensitive retina at the back of the eye, causing blindness.

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Surgeon Tim Jackson will head the trials at King’s. The consultant said: ‘The results demonstrated by the German team represent an important step towards an artificial vision that could greatly enhance the quality of life for people with an incurable, blinding disease. It is unquestionably an extremely exciting development.’

Bionic eyes have been piloted before. But this battery-powered implant is the first not requiring cumbersome accessories such as a camera mounted on dark glasses.
The implant is three millimetres square. It is fitted with sensors which trigger an electronic pulse.
This pulse stimulates nerves leading to the brain enabling patients to see a rough black and white image.
German firm Retina Implant AG which is behind the implant hopes it will become widely available within five years.

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calendar   Tuesday - August 17, 2010

Re-discovered. A treasure trove of JAZZ.

OK, this short posting is for anyone else out there who is as wowed and fanatically tied to early Jazz as I am. I can never get enough of this stuff, I know there are others who feel the same.

I got this heads up from a friend stateside.

A treasure trove of 100s of unique and often previously unheard recordings of 1940s jazz musicians such as Benny Goodman, Billy Holiday and Louis Armstrong have found a new home at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Recorded from radio broadcasts (often surreptitiously) by William Savory, a broadcast engineer, these recordings were left for decay in a basement and finally resurrected by one of Mr. Savory’s sons. To the jazz aficionado, this is Really Big News ---not unlike finding the Titanic to the treasure hunter. Musicians and jazz lovers alike knew they were “out there somewhere,” but no one knew where and if they would surface. Although releasing the material in any form will be a royalties and licensing nightmare, the mere fact that there are almost 1000 discs which are, for the most part restorable, will be wonderful news for music scholars and jazz lovers everywhere.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/arts/music/17jazz.html?_r=1&hp

Yes I know. The N.Y.Times.  Hey, this is what I got and anyway, the page is music and music history and a great find. Be sure and watch the video here too.
I hope they make this available for sale and at my age, I haven’t got forever.

This won’t mean a thing to anyone not a fan of Teddy Wilson, but WOW.  Teddy Wilson on harpsichord was a first for me. It never ever entered my thinking that the BG group would have that instrument.  I know Artie Shaw did with Johnny Guarnieri. Who by the way was a terrific player of Boogie-Woogie. Awful sounding name, great music.

No matter, for Jazz fans this is truly a very major find.


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calendar   Friday - April 16, 2010

Something Positive

From A Trickle To A Torrent




For anyone who has ever sent a care package to Any Soldier, or donated to those Help The Children funds, or participated in any of those lesser known relief efforts around the world, or organized your office or your church to lend a hand to answer a voice in the wilderness ...

Michael Yon posts a photo essay about the other end of the giving pipeline that gets started every time people over here make an effort for people over there. This particular over there is Afghanistan.

And it started with a single whisper.

Ptui, those selfish, ugly Americans.


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calendar   Saturday - March 13, 2010

An age when it was taken for granted that, England could accomplish anything. And did so.

This is really some awesome stuff.  Gives one some idea of what put the great in Britain in those bygone days. This was one heck of an achievement. And all done without computers and the kind of things that might have made the construction safer and faster. Good gosh, think of it.
NO HEALTH AND SAFETY.  First the need and the imagination and then the engineering skill and genius of the Brunels. 

Of course .. all this was done in an age when the mere suggestion that England be given away to foreigners might have brought on a challenge to a duel. And quite right too.


Open to the public for the first time in 145 years, Brunel and son’s ‘eighth wonder of the world’ under the Thames

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:50 PM on 13th March 2010

The public is to get its first chance in 145 years to see the Brunel tunnel under the Thames that was hailed as an eighth wonder of the world and a triumph of Victorian engineering.

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An underground work walks along the tunnel, which was originally designed to take horse-drawn carriages

The tunnel is open today and a Fancy Fair originally held in 1852 below the river is being recreated at the nearby Brunel Museum.

It was built between 1825 and 1843 by Marc Brunel and his son, Isambard, and was the first known to have been built beneath a navigable river.

The tunnel, which runs from Wapping to Rotherhithe at a depth of 75ft below the river’s surface, quickly became a thriving shopping arcade and entertainment centre.

It was illuminated by lights along its 1,300ft length and by the end of the first week of its opening, half the population of the capital were said to have paid to walk ‘the shining avenue of light to Wapping’. Queen Victoria was among the millions who walked its length.

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The tunnel, ‘a shining avenue of light to Wapping’, became a thriving shopping arcade and entertainment centre

In 1869, it was closed to the public and converted into a railway tunnel for the East London underground line up until 2007.

Extension work will result in the tunnel becoming part of the new London Overground and it will once again be used by mainline trains.

The two-day opening is taking place at the conclusion of the Mayor of London’s East festival celebrating east London.

Brunel Museum director Robert Hulse says the tunnel was ‘not just the birthplace of the Tube system, it is the site of a Victorian rave’.

The Brunel Museum tours will take in the grand entrance hall and the 1867 arch at the Rotherhithe entrance. It is now an International Landmark Site, one of six in Britain, but is usually closed to the public.

The tunnel was originally designed for, but never used by, horse-drawn carriages and was required because of the demand for a land connection between the north and south banks of the Thames to cater for the capital’s expanding docks.

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There had been a number of failed attempts before Marc Isambard Brunel took on the project in 1825 with his newly invented tunnelling ‘shield’ technology.

The tunnelling shield was revolutionary because of its support for the unlined ground in front and around, which reduced the risk of collapses.

However, many workers, including Brunel, became ill because of the filthy water seeping through from the river above.

The sewage from the river gave off methane gas which was ignited by the miner’s oil lamps, causing fires underground.

When the resident engineer William Armstrong fell ill in April 1826 from working underground Marc’s son Isambard Kingdom Brunel took over at the age of 20.

Work progressed at only 8–12 feet a week and the company directors decided to allowed sightseers to view the shield in operation to earn some extra cash for the project.

Charging one shilling, up to 800 visitors came every day to see the Victoria marvel.

But the project was hindered by a number of setbacks.

The tunnel flooded suddenly on 18 May 1827 after only 549 feet had been dug. Isambard Kingdom Brunel had to lower a diving bell from a boat to repair the hole at the bottom of the river, throwing bags filled with clay into the breach in the tunnel’s roof.

Following the repairs and the drainage of the tunnel, he held a banquet inside it. The tunnel flooded again the following year, on 12 January 1828, when six men died and Isambard himself narrowly escaped drowning.

Isambard was sent to Clifton in Bristol to recover and it was while there he heard about the competition to build what became the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Financial problems followed, leading to the tunnel being walled off in August 1828. The project was abandoned for seven years, until Marc Brunel succeeded in raising sufficient money, including a loan of £247,000 from the Treasury, to continue construction.

There were further floods, methane leaks and fires before the tunnelling was finally completed in 1841 and opened to the public, once lighting roadways and spiral staircases had been installed, on March 25 1843.

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The Brunels, father and son.

The son went on to even greater fame. His is a fascinating story.


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calendar   Wednesday - March 10, 2010

Some very exciting history and a new presentation video. You won’t be sorry if you like history

It’s 1927 people, and Lucky Lindy, America’s Lone Eagle is about to make history.

This is put together with film both still and movie with some sound added. Like you, I generally know the story and after all, I also saw the movie with Jimmy Stewart. Seriously though, I did read the subject.  Even so, this presentation is exceptional by any standard.

Here is the link.  Below you see a small window where there are four parts listed. You can see em here in my screen shot. They are NOT long either.  In fact, you can start by simply clicking part one and go from there. If problems (and should be none) just click CONTACT on the screen.

A Very HUGE H/T to our friend Vilmar.

Enjoy.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/10/2010 at 07:06 PM   
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World Record by building the largest house of free-standing playing cards.  Take a look

Wow .. Can you imagine how much patience this must take?  Almost as much as as explaining tech thingy stuff to me.  Right Drew?

I wonder if being an architect gives him an advantage understanding laws of stress or whatever. Of course it must. Whatever, it’s still nice to see this stuff.


Don’t breathe on it: Architect spends 44 days creating world’s biggest house of cards

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 3:50 PM on 10th March 2010

An American architect has broken his own Guinness World Record by building the largest house of free-standing playing cards.

Bryan Berg used 218,792 cards to create a replica of the Venetian Macau, which is on display in its namesake luxury hotel and casino.

Berg took 44 days and 4,051 decks of cards to complete his model inside the Venetian, which sits at the heart of Macau’s Cotai Strip, the China-ruled city’s version of Las Vegas’ neon alley.

Since Macau’s casino sector liberalised in 2002, a spate of Las Vegas style gaming giants have transformed the once sleepy former Portuguese colony into the world’s biggest gaming hub.

Weighing 44 stone and measuring 33 feet by just under 10 feet, the model which consisted of cards stacked without glue or tape, nearly collapsed several times. 

(To us yanks, that’d be 616 pounds. wow)

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calendar   Friday - February 05, 2010

Armed bank robber enveloped by hot pink smoke ….  still gets away ….

Just can’t stay away when there’s stories like this ...

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Armed bank robber enveloped by hot pink smoke as security dye explodes following cash raid

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 7:56 AM on 05th February 2010

This is the moment a bank robber’s plans went up in a puff of bright red smoke.

The raider, who held a knife to the throat of a customer paying in money and shouted at the female bank teller to hand over cash, had clearly not accounted for the hot pink security dye in the cash bag exploding.

Rather than blending into the crowds as he ran down Bedford High Street after committing the crime, the tuxedo-wearing armed raider was followed by a trail of hot pink smoke.

But despite the obvious luminous cloud hanging over his head the smartly-dressed criminal managed to evade armed police and escape the scene with the cash.

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SOME COMMENTS FROM FOLKS WITH STRONG VIEWS ON THE SUBJECT.

If he say sorry does he get Kompensation and get to keep the money?

- toto kubwa, Cyprus, 05/2/2010 10:03

Despite police being on the scene, this man covered in a cloud of pink smoke walks calmly past CCTV cameras, which are unable to provide a picture that could identify him, and makes his getaway. The only thing thats missing is an unmanned drone to give him a lift home.

- Paul, Rochester UK, 05/2/2010 11:05

No doubt he will now be suing the bank for embarassing him and covering him in pink dye.

And knowing this country, he will win a large payout!

- L. G., Berkshire, 05/2/2010 09:50


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calendar   Tuesday - February 02, 2010

Letters From Littleton



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Those sails that strained so full bent into the battle -
that broad bow that struck the surf aside, enlarging silently in steadfast haste, full front to the shot -
resistless and without reply -
those triple ports whose choirs of flame rang forth in their courses, into the fierce revenging monotone,
which, when it died away,
left no answering voice to rise any more upon the sea against the strength of England -
those sides that were wet with the long runlets of English life-blood,
like press-planks at vintage, gleaming goodly crimson down to the cast and clash of the washing foam -
those pale masts that stayed themselves up against the war-ruin, shaking out their ensigns through the thunder, till sail and ensign drooped -
steep in the death-stilled pause of Andalusian air,
burning with its witness-cloud of human souls at rest, -
surely, for these some sacred care might have been left in our thoughts -
some quiet space amidst the lapse of English waters?

Nay, not so.
We have stern keepers to trust her glory to - the fire and the worm.
Never more shall sunset lay golden robe on her, nor starlight tremble on the waves that part at her gliding.
Perhaps, where the low gate opens to some cottage-garden, the tired traveller may ask, idly, why the moss grows so green on its rugged wood;
and even the sailor’s child may not answer, nor know, that the night-dew lies deep in the war-rents of the wood of the old Téméraire.



a poet for an art critic
a look inside a lost world


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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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