David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

04 July 2010


July 4 : Uncle Sam and the NEW HOME super market project. Shoppers keep arriving and the store detectives keep watch as passengers from the Mayflower form citizen patrols along the Mexico border.

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Window dressing
window shopping

glass ceiling
glass floor (saw a cartoon with this caption only days ago)
glass walls

Label the Product
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(writ in red with a foreign O)

Label the parts
(a means for binding together)

(slip o' the brush - Sorry mate - Modern Toss)

Same here, girt by a sea of glass

OტჶѺӪɸⓞⓄↀↁↂ∅⨂⨁⨀⨸ur first female prime minister (glass ceiling/glass floor) is about to call an election in which a supposed public anxiety about refugees and asylum seekers arriving in boats is said to be a hot button issue.

Today's Melbourne AGE newspaper has the front page headline
Some oil spill events from Sunday, July 4, 2010
Associated Press (AP)

"A summary of events Sunday, July 4, Day 75 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast killed 11 workers. Since then, oil has been pouring into the Gulf from a blown-out undersea well... "

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...