Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Shock sighting of Monstrous Serpent off the Norfolk Coast!

Oh, scoff if you will. The naysayers, the professional sceptics, will always argue against any irruption of the sublime or the surreal into this drab and defeated little world that we inhabit. They will, no doubt claim that it is impossible that a Sea Serpent could be sighted off the coast of Sheringham at four pm on a busy Sunday afternoon. They will claim that the eye witnesses were mistaken, that they were drunk (always possible, I concede) - even that they are mendacious. I have struggled against such  prejudice all my life.

But can the materialists, the so-called scientists, maintain their dogged refusal to accept facts when they are faced with the unambiguous photographic evidence which is presented above? Surely not. Surely, faced with such information, even as misguided a man as the notorious Richard Dawkins (Who continues to insist that Lysenko was a charalatan - the pot calling the kettle!) must surely admit that "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy".

I leave it to you, gentle reader, to decide...


Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The fall of the Ukulele - from Eden to Babylon - and back

Ladies, Gentlemen, and you lot in the pit,

I give you, for your delectation and edefication, a pictographical homily on the moral decline of the Ukulele!

In the Beginning, The Ukelele dwelt in innocence in the Garden:

It was associated with carefree youth and vitality:

Of course, the French had to reduce things to the sordid beastliness of the bordello...

But in America, the Ukelele was symbolic of the pure, the beautiful, unattainable ideal

Although inevitably there were exceptions:

 Nevertheless, The Uke embodied youth, vivaciousness, and healthy fun:

And occasionally young ladies dressed as Sailors:

Of course, it always carried the allure of The Innocent Savage

Then came the 1950s, and the shocked realisation that  times had changed:

The Ukelele had become inextricably linked with eroticism, sexuality, and Forbidden Desires:

Until we were shown the Error of Our Ways:

And the Ukulele was restored to its original State of Innocence:

Et In Arcadia Ego