‘And after that now in the future, please God, after nonpenal start, all repeating ourselves, in medios loquos, from where he got a useful arm busy on the touchline, due south of her western shoulder down to death and the love embrace, with an interesting tallow complexion and all now…


‘Outragedy of poetscalds! Acomedy of letters! I have them all, tame, deep and harried, in my mine’s I’.

- James Joyce, ‘Finnegans Wake’, 1939

A typical Joycean sentence, pregnant with meaning. What it suggests to me, with the allusion to Greek tragedy (or rather ou-tragedy, not tragedy) and Shakespearean comedy…


‘Call halton eatwords! Mumm me moe mummers! What, no Ithalians? How, not one Moll Pamelas? Accordingly!! Play actors by us ever have crash to their gate. Mr Messop and Mr Borry will produce of themselves, as they’re two genitalmen of Veruno, Senior Nowno and Senior Brolano (finaly! finaly!), all for…


Oh Terpsichore, muse of dance and of chorus, mother of the Sirens …

‘ … ahs ohs ouis sis jas jos gias neys thaws sos, yeses and yeses and yeses, to which, if one has the stomach to add the breakages, upheavals distortions, inversions of all this chambermade one stands…


‘… jo, openwide sat, jo, jo, her why hide that, jo jo jo, the winevat, of the most serene magyansty az archdiochesse, if she is a duck, she’s a douches, and when she has a feherbour snot her fault, now is it? …


Humza Yousaf, (1985 — ), present Cabinet Secretary for Justice (now there’s an ironic title) for the Scottish National (Socialist?) Party, overseer of Scotland’s new hate crime bill, would very much like to criminalise conversations that have taken place in private homes were they purportedly stirring up hatred against any…


‘It is part of education, of thinking as the consciousness of the single in the form of universality, that the ego comes to be apprehended as a universal person in which all are identical. A man counts as a man in virtue of his manhood alone, not because he is…


‘Since reality has shown itself to be an undivided unity with the universal, then, just as the in-itself of virtue is merely an aspect, so does the being-for-self of the ‘way of the world’ also prove to be no more than that. The individuality of the ‘way of the world’…


‘The Government of South Australia acknowledges and respects Aboriginal peoples as the state’s first peoples and nations, and recognises Aboriginal peoples as traditional owners and occupants of land and waters in South Australia. …


‘Religion’

by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

I AM no priest of crooks nor creeds,

For human wants and human needs

Are more to me than prophets’ deeds;

And human tears and human cares

Affect me more than human prayers.

Go, cease your wail, lugubrious saint!

You fret high Heaven with…

David Proud

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