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.

26 July 2011


On Saturday afternoon, before Cadel Evans successfully raced the final time trial of the Tour de France, bLOGOS/HA HA souvenired this newspaper banner from the local general store.

2011.07.23_HERALD SUN_REAL <span class=

Everything in everything. How curious, the use of the word REAL here. It would have been quite sufficient to simply say CADEL. Everyone would have got that. CADEL YOU BLOODY BEAUTY. Instead, it seems to suggest there is an other CADEL REALITY : THE UNREAL CADEL / THE FAKE CADEL / THE REALISTIC CADEL / THE SURREAL CADEL ...

Main Entry: real
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: genuine in existence
Synonyms: THE absolute, actual, authentic, bodily, bona fide, certain, concrete, corporal, corporeal, de facto, embodied, essential, evident, existent, existing, factual, firm, heartfelt, honest, in the flesh, incarnate, indubitable, intrinsic, irrefutable, legitimate, live, material, original, palpable, perceptible, physical, positive, present, right, rightful, sensible, sincere, solid, sound, stable, substantial, substantive, tangible, true, unaffected, undeniable, undoubted, unfeigned, valid, veritable CADEL
Antonyms: THE dishonest, fake, false, feigned, imaginary, invalid, untrue CADEL

The Herald Sun (Melbourne) is a Rupert Murdoch tabloid. We at bLOGOS/HA HA reckon the REAL CADEL caption is a zeitgeist thing, a possibly subconscious possibly deliberate inversion out of the REAL JULIA / FAKE JULIA headline mindset. ("Cadel Evans, he's a real leader. Not like that electorally illegitimate Julia Gillard.")

The Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has been hammering hammering a small set of catch phrases into the nation's news reports every day since he failed to win the last election and then, in a close result, lost the balance of power to an Independents-supported Labor Minority Government. Hence his FAKE JULIA obsession.

Here's an instance from February this year, as reported on ABC Radio National :
NAOMI WOODLEY: But the Opposition wasn't to be deterred, Tony Abbott launched a censure motion, condemning Julia Gillard's honesty and credibility.

TONY ABBOTT: We have heard a lot about real Julia and fake Julia. Was it real Julia or was it fake Julia that said, we gave our word to the Australian people or was it real Julia or fake Julia who said they will be no carbon tax under the government I lead.

Opposition tries to censure PM over carbon price
PM Program : ABC.Radio National _ Naomi Woodley reported this story on Thursday, February 24, 2011 18:43:00

And this was yesterday, as reported on ABC Radio National :
TONY ABBOTT: That was the real Julia speaking then. What we've got now is fake Julia and the real Bob Brown. The policy that the Government is pursing now is fake Julia and the real Bob Brown as opposed to the real Julia who thought that the way to best achieve our 5 per cent emission reduction target was through the Coalition's Direct Action."

Gillard rejects carbon compromise report
PM Program : ABC.Radio National _ Naomi Woodley reported this story on Monday, July 25, 2011 18:30:00

All this talk about REALITY (sic) ...

From last night's 7PM ABC TV News :
"Cycling into Paris, the winner must have been almost surreal for Evans who finished second in 2007 and the following year. Now there was even time for some small talk with his toughest competitors."

ABC TV News - 7PM : 25 July 2001
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