Monthly Archives: June 2012


In which we document and celebrate the visit to the Maison des Girrafes of fellow Occam’s-Typist┬áDr S. S. of Cambridge, earlier today. Dr S. S. of Cambridge and friend, earlier today.

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The Maison Des Girrafes Caption Competition No. 366

Captions invited for this scene, taken at Blickling Hall in Norfolk, earlier today.

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There’s a picture of some bogglement doing the rounds on the inter webs, created by Here it is. It’s a clever story. It starts gently and in familiar territory, scaling from small planets to large planets to stars, our … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Scarcely-Clad Blonde Cavorts in Waves

Now, I wonder how much traffic this’ll bring in? A post I wrote about chicken husbandry about three years ago continues to be popular in Pakistan and parts of the Middle-East. It was called Hot Girl-on-Girl Action.

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Between Christmas 2005 and Easter 2006, I wrote a novel called The Sigil. I’d been a professional writer and editor for a while, having published a few books and innumerable articles – but I felt that I couldn’t really call … Continue reading

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice #766

I have been deluged with several signs portents signs from our Latin America Correspondent, Dr A. C. of Santiago de Chile. There’s this; this; this; and, notwithstanding inasmuch as which, this; I wonder what this is trying to tell us?

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Being as it is the occasion of One’s Jubilee, it is perhaps fitting to grace these pages with a Royal Anecdote, however tangential. Mrs Crox has more connection with H. M. than many. Her late father was in the horse … Continue reading

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This is not a skate. It is something else. Possibly a cod, or, notwithstanding inasmuch as which, a haddock*, pictured on Cromer East Beach earlier today. Cod is Dead – Nietzsche I mentioned skate for a different reason, namely and … Continue reading

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