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Showing posts from June, 2008

Church, Tobomory

Yachts, Straits of Hormuz (well, OK, Isle of Mull)

Litter and Tobormory Sunset, Isle of Mull

Lily, Torosay Castle Gardens, Isle of Mull

Crustaceon (spelling to cock i know) - langoustine perhaps?

Graveyard and sky, Isle of Mull

Duart Castle, Isle of Mull

Torosay Castle garden, Isle of Mull

Wrecks, Salen, Isle of Mull

British Museum revisited

A bit carried away maybe?

மி பிளிக்கர் டக்ஸ்

In case you can't read Tamil, those are my flickr tags.
Why the Tamil? It's a long story.

We cannot tell...

Layers? I'm on them now!

Political Changes

Well I'll be blowed. Never say never - there is now a Conservative for whom I would vote - David Davis of course. A weird and unpleasant chap (check out his views on the death penalty and the HRA), but his stand on 42 days, the DNA database, CCTV, RIPA etc is much to be admired. Kelvin and Rupert standing against him is unfortunate but in some senses their move only serves to further distinguish him from the unthinking Tory herds. What is so marvellous though is that he has done more through his resignation than all the hand-wringing politicians who have sat back and said "well, we did our bit and voted against this (42 days) - it's not our responsibility any more". What they don't understand is that there are a huge number of people in this country who are quite literally sick of the rush to exploit 7/7, 9/11 and the all-but-meaningless "al-qaeda" through nonsensical and draconian legislation that tears up all the reasons why one might be proud to live…

Boats on the Fal, early evening

Tate St Ives 2

Hedge Parsley

Boat / ropes, St Mawes, Cornwall

Tate Modern, London


Grave, St Ives

St Ives


May Spam Roundup

First up, I need to "improve [my] mans health bawdship". Why of course - I noticed that while I was reading that Napolean McGowan was "the only gay in this village". What I need to do is "add 4 inches to [my] penis" and "improve [my] little friend" so that I can watch as a "girl craps in hottub" (mmm hmm, that's got me clickin' through fo' sure).
Some messages are more straightforward this month than others, like the tersely titled missive "Hermes" - shoddy-to-non-existent tat anyone? Others are opaque, such as "babe wearing glasses fussock" - I suspect a conflation of noun and verb here, but I am guessing. Anyway, what I must not do is "let it fall when [I] need it up".
Henceforth I may have to change my name (I could borrow Lenora Gaudalupe's, maybe?) so that I can avoid emails in future from Bil Bang headed "you look really stupid patrickdodds".
So, until my next roundup, remem…

Your custom sir? Oh I don't think we want that

To Lloyds Bank today to get some dollars for a 14 yr old making his first trip to the States:

Me: I'd like fifty dollars please. I have the cash here.
Cashier: Are you a Lloyds customer?
Me: Pardon?
Cashier: Are you a Lloyds customer?
Me [Confused]: Yes. Why?
Cashier: You need to be a customer to get dollars.
Me: So if I didn't have an account with you, I couldn't have any dollars?
Cashier: No.
Me: Why the f**k not?
Cashier: Because we believe in preserving the values of the Victorian era. Besides, if we were helpful to customers we might have them coming back. We wouldn't want that now would we? Now, bend over while I gather a DNA sample to make sure you're not a terrst.

Actually, the last two exchanges didn't take place, but they may as well have. Anyway, I carried on with the transaction (for all I know, other banks are just as stupid). Next up, the cashier had to fill out six pages of forms. Simple forms, but six pages nonetheless. SIX PAGES. It honestly made…

Dull boat interior 1

These are quite addictive

Monty Pythonesque

Dripping Crystals of Brain Tissue anyone?

Try everything once.....

except incest and morris dancing, or so they say. Well, in that spirit, here's my first, and who knows, possibly my last, kaleidoscope picture. Enjoy. Or endure. You decide. Meanwhile, I'm calling it "Stained Glass".