Category Archives: Culture

Fail-safe resolution

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Traditions, traditions ! Who invents them? Why? Apparently, around New Year Eve one is expected to make some personal promise, basically to behave better in the forthcoming year. Why a person can’t resolve … Continue reading

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Post Christmas

 

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Another year is ending and we hope that you have survived it in good health, both physical and mental, despite the relentless efforts of the mass media, politicians, socialists and similar crooks. The goal of the ruling classes everywhere is … Continue reading

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Africa libre!

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Recently, travelling around and listening to a car radio with one ear I heard that WHO (World Health Organisation) is predicting 3 million people are about to starve to death shortly in some … Continue reading

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Večer

  …from the quills of the dead white poets Fráňa Šrámek (1877 -1952) Přetiché ruce modřínů a tišší ještě tvář, v těch tichých rukách spočinu a zahledím se v tvář: Co bylo, už se jenom zdá, co zdálo se, je … Continue reading

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Are you the one?

Or are you a regular Fog of Chaos reader?

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Last tree?

  Another reason to save the trees? Perhaps, but looking at those disciplined, well trained dogs, behaving almost like our academics and journalists, one would think that they could be trained to use the poles of wind intermittent electricity generators. … Continue reading

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Healthy lives

  Isn’t publishing such statistics racist? Perhaps comrade Triggs ought to ban it. ( The white bars for capitals, hatched bars the regional average)

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th March, 1909 : Sydney flour millers, James and Joseph Wearne, have died of bubonic plague. Inspection of their mill in Goulburn Street has revealed shocking plague infestation. Health officials have removed 235 dead … Continue reading

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Feminists’ idea of debate

 

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 7th February, 1957 : Bill Haley and his Comets, who arrived at Southampton on the Queen Elizabeth to a heroes’ welcome this week, last night gained another rapturous reception for their first London concert … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 6th February, 1927 : A boy violinist in short trousers caused a sensation in Paris tonight with his effortless playing. Yehudi Menuhin performed the Symphonie Espagnole written by Lalo for the Spanish virtuoso, Sarasate, … Continue reading

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Unstoppable decline

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger My ignorance of television programmes notwithstanding, I could not avoid noticing undoubtedly newsworthy spat between the two female political analysts arguing about their respective blouses. Perhaps they were finally able to talk about … Continue reading

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If Obama had four more children…

For people who missed this on their ABC – Main Stream Media

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 12th December, 1910 : Germany has walked away with three of the five prizes presented this year by the Nobel Committee in Stockholm. Paul Heyse wins the Nobel Prize for Literature, while the Chemistry … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 10th December, 1901 : The first Nobel laureates received their awards today, for outstanding contributions in the fields of literature, chemistry, physics, peace and medicine. They were distributed in Oslo by the Norwegian Nobel … Continue reading

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Z bojů o Mistra

  Pavel Jacko Čtenářský ohlas potěší jak vážného spisovatele, tak i řezníka z Podolí, který se snaží zhumornit Babičku mezi bůčkem a krkovičkou. Také my, vědci, oceňujeme reakce čtenářů, i když chápeme, že některé perly svými rypáky neuchopí. Tak kupříkladu … Continue reading

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Is that what it means?

 

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Lepší rudý, než …

Pavel Jacko Znalcům Cimrmanova díla se nebude zdát podivným jakýkoliv, byť sebe fantastičtější objev Mistrova vlivu na vývoj lidstva. Nicméně i zkušenému pisateli těchto řádků se orosily brýle vzrušením nad nejnovějšími archeologickými vykopávkami v Severní Americe, potvrzujícími mimo jakoukoli pochybnost, … Continue reading

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Bílý Mistr v černé Africe

Pavel Jacko Popisy Mistrových afrických cest jsou určitě všem vzdělanějším čtenářům známy. Málo známo asi je, proč Jára da Cimrman psal převážně anglicky a pod pseudonymem Žijící kámen. Bylo tomu tak. Po nalezení a znovuosídlení Atlantidy sláva Járy da Cimrmana … Continue reading

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