Yet each man kills the thing he loves,
By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!

Some kill their love when they are young,
And some when they are old;
Some strangle with the hands of Lust,
Some with the hands of Gold:
The kindest use a knife, because
The dead so soon grow cold.

Some love too little, some too long,
Some sell, and others buy;
Some do the deed with many tears,
And some without a sigh:
For each man kills the thing he loves,
Yet each man does not die.

From the Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde

An old Yorkshire name reveals roots in Africa – Telegraph

From the page:
“White men with an unusual Yorkshire surname have black African roots, according to a study that shows Britain’s multiracial society dates back hundreds of years earlier than most people realise.

It underlines how the concept of race has no scientific meaning by revealing that a white “Caucasian” man in Leicester has a significant African genetic ancestry, along with a lot of other men with the same rare surname.”


“All reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are terrifying, but in reality they are not so powerful. From a long-term point of view, it is not the reactionaries but the people who are really powerful.” Mao Zedong

Pubs information from the Hook Norton brewery

“The Reindeer Inn has one of the most interesting and unique histories of all of the pubs in the Hook Norton Brewery tied estate.
It’s strong link with Oliver Cromwell and the English Civil war being one. Also being situated on Parsons Street, a location in days gone by that was the rough end of town and extremely well populated with ladies of the night and the activities that surround them. This was reflected in the name given to the Street at this time and, if repeated here (which I have no intention of doing!) would tell you all you need to know.”

P.S. It was called “Grope ***t Street”

Morrissey invited to pitch for Eurovision – News, Music – The Independent

Professional miserablist, Morrissey invited to pitch for Eurovision.

You couldn’t make this stuff up.

I laughed until I stopped and then some more.

So expect lyrics such as…

“You have never been in love,
Until you’ve seen sunlight thrown
over smashed human bone”

“And you have never been in love,
Until you’ve seen the dawn rise,
behind the home for the blind”

… Eurovision 2007, I can’t wait!

Need help with that New Year’s Resolution?

“Hi, I’m actor Troy McClure!

You might remember me from other helpful videos such as Dig Your Own Grave and Save and Get Confident, Stupid!, but I am here today to tell you about the wonderful new secret of weight loss, proven effective by skinny mimes, sullen baristas, and beanpole beat poets.

Yes, you too can SMOKE YOURSELF THIN and I will show you how!”

Uncle Nolli’s Astro-Tarot-Feng Shui Horoscopes

This week:

PISCES 20 February – 20 March

Think those are wildly original ideas you’ve been having lately?
Saturn the planet of Windows XP, is moving into Pisces, the sign of obsolete operating systems.You may be giving yourself too much credit; your alleged powers of independent thought are being steadily eroded by Microsoft cognitive imperialism.

Next time try pencil and paper.

Lucky Operating Systems: Mac OS 8.6 and Ubuntu