Monthly Archives: August 2012

Art and Plastic Surgery?

Well, I suppose if you can smack around a lump of clay or hack away at a chunk of stone, you can do the same thing to someone’s face.

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Compact Cactus Disk

Walking down the Calzada de la Luz this week we came across this arresting apparition — wondering whether it was a miraculous natural cactus evolution, or whether someone had spectacularly lodged the CD there, frisby-like, from twenty feet away, which … Continue reading

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Bed Among the Lentils

In 1987 Alan Bennett wrote a short monologue entitled Bed Among the Lentils, wonderfully rendered by Maggie Smith (click here for the YouTube version) as part of the Talking Heads series for the BBC (also available as a great DVD set). I was always fascinated … Continue reading

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