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.

28 September 2014

Captions Courageous

AFL Grand Final Day : Swans v Hawks

Today's finals formalities begin here with The Coodabeen Champions on the radio.

Their weekly cross to Sam the Sub at 'Outside Football' for his reading of the headlines is a must for all at the offices of bLOGOS/HA HA.

Sam the sub from Outside Football (Round 12)


Punchy Pies Pres Points Pen - Borderline Brickbat Bozo Bears Brunt of Biro
Full colour wrap around for Queens Birthday in black and white of a pasty pom pensioner in a pies parka
After Sam's segment today, and before we all 
settle-in to watch the game on TV, we award our own end-of-season best-on-ground footy sub- awards : The Captions Courageous

This season's winner was unanimous : awarded to the sub for Jake Nial's article Head head head (The Age 27 June 2014), taking the cake in all three categories.

Best Headline :  

Best Caption :

Best Quote :

Even Buddy got a look-in!

After a terrific finals series, the Grand Final is a fizzer with Hawthorn dominating throughout. 

Hawthorn 21.11 (137)   Sydney Swans 11.8 (74) 
At least it produces another wordthy winner :
Neologism of the day :
"It's been an absolute destroyation!"
- Mark McClure on ABC radio at 3/4 time

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