Category Archives: drawing

From the local gossip column, 29 April 2012

Our regular west Oxfordshire correspondent, the esteemed Dr Small Beds, celebrated his thirty-fifth birthday yesterday. This grand old man of letters spent the day with friends at several locations in the city of Oxford, concluding with drinks at the residence … Continue reading

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The purpose of art is to stop time

Our trip to London this weekend turned into very much a trip into its arts history. The Muybridge exhibition notwithstanding—that had been our original motivation for going—we spent most of our time looking at references to and images of long-dead … Continue reading

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Wassailing me

Every year during the twelve days of Christmas I try to read A Christmas Carol. I maintain that it’s no more or less pathetic or maudlin than watching It’s a Wonderful Life every time it’s on, but then whether that … Continue reading

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Insert caption here thx

Incidentally, I was at the Caption gallery opening night yesterday, and I was stunned by the sheer virtuosity on display. I suppose Caption has in some way become a scene (and I had no idea that some of my friends … Continue reading

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Wee shall overcome

Yesterday, while waiting for my bike to be repaired in one of the nearest decent cycle shops to Witney (i.e. Oxford), I had a few hours of free time in which to rattle round in the city centre. Luckily I’d … Continue reading

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Accompanying cartoon more impressive and exacting than issue

As a cautionary tale, rgl links to the Onion‘s “Day Job Officially Becomes Job“. I’d forgotten how much I liked this article. “Liked” doesn’t sufficiently cover the mixture of enjoyment, cringeing and self-recognition it provokes in me, of course, but … Continue reading

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Säkkikissa, Padraig an Phoist and Superted

Ages ago now, bluedevi asked if anyone could find the more extramural aspects of their experience of children’s television on YouTube. As she says, we’ve all had those bloody canonical conver—do you remember The Adventure Game?—sations, so this would be … Continue reading

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