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.

08 December 2012

dis-abuse your self ] why don'tcha?! ( regards allography


What kind of figure of speech or figure of text would you call that? The Free Online Dictionary gives it a shot, which we've further assisted.
Acronym     Definition    
L H O O Q   not an acronym; 
            auditory pun
            Elle a Chaud au Cul 
            French - U.S. 
            She Has a Hot Donkey
            French - Australian
            She has a hot arse  
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Assisted readymade by Marcel Duchamp (1919)  
Below, an anti-clerical carte postale from before 1904. The divided-back format was introduced to French postcards in 1904 : address on the right, message on the left.
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    3AB  OQP  HIE = 3QBC ...
  3 abbés occupés hier = 3 culs baissés
  3 abbots occupied yesterday = 3 asses lowered
From these, one does get a sense of the times...
Messengers Run Amok
...of F--k Art! and F--k The Church!  
bLOGOS/HA HA claims to be Le bLOG qui rit ] scroll to the the base of this page to see this writ ( after Benjamin Rabier's famous 1924 meta-image of La Vache qui rit

In this context, it is interesting to note the critical comments of the four cows who look down upon the three crapping clerics. "Disgusting", says one. "Oh my brother", another. This one reckons the priest a "Pig".

 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

 someone looks at something ...