Guilotine An age-old device used to
quickly and cleanly separate elongated objects from their heads. The
guillotine employs the unending natural forces of gravity and revolution
in concert to deliver its deadly blow.
Mice Mice are among
a range of pest creatures who live pretty much wherever they like and
it’s up to you to convince them not to. Mice may carry disease but at
least they carry it close to the ground
most of the time. Airborne pests like flies, mosquitoes and birds are
able not only to raise to the height of your mouth and nose but to also
raise above it, enabling them to, should the urge take them, drop
objects on top of your head or in your throat should you be lying down
or gazing up at the time. Indeed, the Shit-In-Your-Open-Mouth Bird of
Paradise from New Guinea first hovers far above its victims, then makes
the sound of a helicopter in trouble to make people look upwards while
it hides in the sun’s glare, then shits directly into their open mouths
The Trump White House belongs in the middle ages. A time when equality, fairness, justice, the commonweal were barely imagined, let alone decreed by law.
The 2017 Whine House - all the hysteria and hand-wringing of the best of Shakespeare's tragedies (it shouldn't be long before it debuts on Broadway) but populated by a third rate cast without the theatrical chops to pull it off. Like, ever.
A certain amount of modesty prevents any balanced individual from claiming that the reason things are tight is mainly the fault of someone else. The rich rely on the normal human decency of other people to permit them to continue on with their pilfering of the world, its resources and its citizens. In the same way that a bully relies on the reticence of his hapless victim and the paedophile relies on the helplessness and shame of his victim to keep the machinations of exploitation in place and steadily rolling. Power must be an intoxicating drug. It must be a seductive enabler. Studies have shown this. Any given group of people, handed the reins of power for any period, soon abuse that power. People come to believe there is something divine or God-given in their ascent to a position of power or control - whether over other people or even animals. We all recall teachers who seemed to revel in meting out punishment for this or that – detentions, extra home work, even public displays of ad…