Archive for April, 2008



From the Times Online Pyotr Kuznetsov was in hospital yesterday after he was discovered hitting himself over the head with a log. Members of his religious group have been hiding in a cave since November, believing that the world would end in May. Advertisements

Sticky Date


Years ago I lived in a house with a guy that I’ll refer to as “Jaden”. I did not enjoy living with this person, because he was a spoilt and ineffectual twerp. His habits were interesting to observe which went some way towards making cohabitation temporarily bearable. Every morning he would singe one piece of […]

I like swearing. I don’t believe there are bad words, only the bad use of words. The most elegant sentence I know of was constructed out of just two words, one of which was “fuck”. What’s more it was uttered by somebody I once met; his name was Ramon. He was unsuccessfully attempting to fix […]

From Zooilogix A new exhibition of nature drawings, paintings and renderings has just opened at Buckingham Palace. The event focuses around four artists and a collector (Leonardo da Vinci, Cassiano dal Pozzo, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian and Mark Catesby) who lived from the mid 15th century to the late 18th. As an added bonus […]

Wilfrid Wood


Take a look at Wilfrid Wood’s peculiar organisms… He used to work on the British satirical tv show Spitting Image. Via Drawn!

Smoking Jackets


According to Wikipedia, the smoking jacket …became a popular accessory in Victorian times, when it was believed that the sensitive and delicate nostrils of ladies would be assailed by the pungent fumes of tobacco clinging to everyday clothing. Consequently it became de rigueur for every considerate gentleman to don his smoking jacket before lighting his […]

Franz Kafka’s tale of a salesman that wakes up to find he has been transformed into an insect is a favourite of mine. Scenes from the book lend themselves to illustration, and two illustrators that are capable of rendering images with suitable pathos have interpreted it within within the past few years Peter Kuper’s adaption […]