Monday, October 31, 2005

Meet the Ancestors!

Happy Hippy Samhain one and all! Nothing alas communal to do tonite. Did have an Osteoarchaeology practical session. And if that is not a chance to meet the ancestors….

Someone at Head to Head did say

"Ooooh - I've ofetn wondered about that - it really bugs me that archeologists seem to feel they have some sort of right to dig up bones in the pursuit of knowledge of the past. I would be pretty bloody pissed off if someone dug up my bones, although whether I would actually know about it is another thing, of course. But still, it is a bit crap really isn't it, just because a body has been there for a long time, to dig it up?"

I agree. This is all pretty spooky. Rather sickening really. Who knows the dead might just want their bones to still be in the earth like the native australians. And what right do we psuedo scientific rag and bone merchants have to pick over someones anatomy. What good are we doing? I will probably go mad!

So let’s go for it! Archaeology is for wierdos! ;)

the ancestors yesterday

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Let the Sun Shine! Let the Sun Shine in!

the sun yesterday

No I am not paranoid. I am lonely. I am so sick and tired of unfriendly up their own arses people. It is easy to be hard. As if the world needed more hardness. As if the world didn’t need more softness.

Just watched the film “Hair” Disappointing really. But was singing along in the end to “Let the Sun Shine!”

Am I the last of the hippies?

Let the sun shine!

“Intelligence enough to conceive, courage enough to will, power enough to compel. If our ideas of a new Society are anything more than a dream, these three qualities must animate the due effective majority of the working people; and then, I say, the thing will be done”
William Morris

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Fall of Zion

The more observant readers of this blog may have noticed that the University of Leeds School of Continuing Education has been discontinued, some Continuing Education ultra-lite being provided by the new life long learning centre. Unfortunately this led to the closure of the School of Continuing Education Library. A truly unique library! Absolutely ideal for continuing education students. But such is life. So, after the University Libraries had taken away any of the books that they could give a good home to, a closing down sale was held with proceeds to the bursary fund. Plan was, so I am told, for the rest of the books to be sold by the yard to a book dealer. So, spent a fortune that I could not afford but at least came away with a sackfull of books. As follows:-

Angela Carter: "The Bloody Chamber"
Angela Carter: "Wise Children"
Angela Carter: "The Magic Toyshop"
Asa Briggs: "Victorian Cities"
Ronald Hutton: "The British Republic 1649-1660 "
Cecil Woodham-Smith: "The Great Hunger 1845-1849 "
Malcolm Lambert: "Medieval Heresy"
Simon Schama: "The Embarrassment of Riches"
George Orwell: "The Road to Wigan Pier"
George Orwell: "Animal Farm"
George Orwell: "Keep the Aspidistra Flying "
Christopher Hill: "Reformation to Industrial Revolution"
Ashton/Fryson/Roberts: "The Chartist Legacy"
Marge Piercy: "Woman on the Edge of Time "
George Rude: "Revolutionary Europe 1783-1815 "
Michael Wood: "In search of the Dark Ages" (poor paperback version)
Kathleen M Kenyon: "Beginning in Archaeology"
Rosalind K Marshall: "Elizabeth I "
Andrew Pickering: "Lancastrians to Tudors "
Robert Kaiser: "Inside the Council"
E H Carr: "What is History?"
Malcolm Todd: "Roman Britain 55 bc-400 ad "
Michael Crawford: "The Roman Republic"
John Bunyan: "Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners/The life and Death of Mr Badman"
John Bright: "A History of Israel"
Arnold Bonner: "British Co-operation"
Babera Watterson: "Introducing Egyptian Hieroglyphics"
Frank Delaney: "The Celts" (paperback edition)
Robert Stewart: "Party and Politics 1830-1852"
Samuel Smiles: "Self Help"
Herman Melville: "Moby Dick"
Hilary Wilson: "People of the Pharaohs "
J F C Harrison: "The Common People"
Alvin Toffler: "Future Shock"
Michael Vickers: "The Roman World "
Hillel Geva: "Ancient Jerusalem Revealed"
Jay M Pasachoff: "Astronomy"
Colin Renfrew: "Before Civilisation"
Colin Martin/Geoffrey Parker: "The Spanish Armada"
Carol Duncan: "Civilising Rituals – Inside Public art museums"
John Bunyan: "The Pilgrim’s Progress"
Henry Pelling: "Britain and the Second World War"
David V Erdman: "Blake – Propet Against Empire"
R J C Atkinson: "Stonhenge" (very old tattered and torn copy)
William Cobbett: "Rural Rides"
Alexander Solzhenitsyn: "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch"
Christopher Hill: "Society and Puritanism in Pre-Revolutionary England"
Michael Kidron/Ronald Segal: "The State of the World Atlas"
1997 Whittakers Almanac
97th Pears Cyclopedia

Plus a pamphlet “Affirmations – God in the Modern World- The Inner Light”, yup, you guessed it, by some dodgy Quaker type one Gerald K Hibbert. Plus two cds, one of Tibetan one of Japanese Music.

Managed to get said books back to my flat. In the long term they have all gone to a good home. Though in the short term, I don’t have room, I am not cut out for a bridge of sigh’s bed sit.

Noticed that the book “The Fall of Zion” about the decline of Chapel Architecture in Yorkshire had gone to a good home. This was the end of an era.

“Come on Bluebell you’re supposed to buy these books not read them” said Doctor Chase at one point. Ah if I had unlimited funds. And more volume in cottage. Still, perhaps I should get a badge struck “MAD PROFESSOR IN TRAINING” plus the t shirt and bumper sticker.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Textual Harrassment Part two

It hurts to be knocked back. It cannot be controverted that La Donna E Mobile (“woman is fickle” how many examples would you like) and there is certainly no accounting for taste.

Well, I had a long exchange of both messages and texts with one woman, and she hit all the right buttons before knocking me back telling me that she was monogamous. Why did she not say as much earlier and indeed put it on her love@lycos profile!

I was moved to send the following text to my little brother

“Female creatures! What can you do with them!”

Kevin replied

“Shag them… Unless they human In which case its not worth the Hassle.”

I replied

“Baa! Perhaps the countryside alliance have a point still think they r wrong about killing foxes lmao! Not sure what drives me most 2 distraction wimmin who know what they want or those who don’t.. Right I’m off 2 find a sheep! Might go 4 a male sheep so much simpler! Baa! Winnin r pathetic! luv bluebell x”

hello sailor! ;)

Friday, October 21, 2005

Tea and Prime Ministers

Whig Premier Charles Grey yesterday

Funnily enough a remarkable number of Prime Ministers have been named after varieties of tea. In Olde England at least, not sure about Amerika.

Managed to score some earl grey in Morrison’s this afternoon, likesay I am a historian and and am skim reading a book on a naughty prime minister of yesteryear. I am not much of a tea drinker, coffee if it is going and extra caffeinated and if you can’t stand your spoon up in it call it a disaster! England takes drugs in psychic defence! In answer to Gael’s impassioned plea for a carbon audit likesay all my food is locally sourced, usually from the local Morrison’s…

So, what tea would you suggest for a latter day aristocratic public school tory prime minister? Such as Tony Blair? Clearly Baroness Thatcher Tea would be full of iron but have a very bitter taste and result in a 20 year depression. No doubt Grocer Heath Tea would have a faint taste of sea salt. Keep ‘em coming folks!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

A Rainbow over Leeds

a rainbow yesterday

Today on the way to a computer room I saw a rainbow. With secondary bows.

Likesay the good Reverend Brendan Powell Smith has added to The Brick Testament. Perhaps he will make it all the way to the New Jerusalem yet.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Purple Rod

You know, there really is a Gentleman Usher of the Purple Rod. Ah this is England….. I read it on Wikipedia so it must be true. If there was a Gentleman Usher of the Pink Rod it would sound like something out of Viz of course….

Bad Blogging

flaming flowers that brightly blaze!

Hello to anyone reading this blog. Likesay. I am low in energy. Haven’t posted much to this blog. I am not at my best. I am in severe pain. Hireling dental surgeon says everything is aok. General Practicing Doctor is referring me to the maxilo facial specialist, but says there could be 4 month wait. In the mean time I am in agony. Have prescription pain killers but have stopped taking them. I am in less pain it would seem as a result…… mad shit!

I still live in a bridge of sighs bed-sit on an inner city council estate. Still feel very lonely, harassed unloved.

So blogging energy a bit low at times. I do appreciate that worse things happen at sea, and indeed they could in the not so distant future. I get scared.

Ok. I am depressed and lonely. Have been trying for years to get over dangerous isolation. Looks like I keep turning in the wrong direction. When you are depressed you find out who your friends are not.

Rant over?

Monday, October 10, 2005

Textual harrassment....

The Editor of “Leeds Student” received the following text

is it wrong to sit in lectures wishing your lecturer was handcuffed to your bed? Hope not…… but then I don’t care – it’s passing a very long class

I must confess that my rejoining the mobile phone counter revolution was partly because I felt I was missing out on txt.

So yesterday evening texted my brother

Bloody hell! Sunday evening radio is not only boring but repeats that are boring and in 21st century britain there is only 1 radio station talk radio anyway

Kevin replied

One day the wil make a radio that wil have pictures that move. Bet stil b sum nut who wont hav Such a wonderful device

I replied

Probably be some nut that will though

He replied


OK, this is bad blogging, next post will be called Bad Blogging and will be an update about what is really happening in my own little world.

But for more thoughts on televisual narcosis, for and against, do check out Ednet


Noah was the only man to float a limited company while the rest of the world went into liquidation.

What a splendid firm!

Noah’s Ark yesterday.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

A las Barricadas.........

You scored 66% Gender-Abolitionist, 100% Sexually Liberal, and 60 % Socialist
You are the Revisionist Feminist! You are, by far, the most philosophical, the most sexually-liberated, and the most politically extreme variety of feminist. You are very, very freedom-oriented. You abhor oppression in all forms. For instance, your views on sexual liberation and reproductive control adequately reflect your devotion to personal freedom. Not only that, but you also feel gender needs to be destroyed to maximize equality and freedom, because accepting socially-constructed gender roles binds women into false categories and places upon them an unneeded identity. Gender should not be a part of one's identity, but rather an irrelevant aspect of their physical bodies, such as their hair length or nose shape. Not only that, but Revisionist Feminists are political extremists and feel very strongly that the oppression of class society is a big part of the cause of women's oppression. Basically, a Revisionist feels that cultural ideas of gender, political class, and repressive sexual morality all work together to oppress women, and the only way to truly escape this oppression is to challenge all of these problems directly and extremely. You are a Marxist, a Gender Abolitionist, and a Liberal Feminist all rolled into one.

The other feminist types:

The Housewife

The Marxist

The Liberal

The Liberal Extremist

The Gender Abolitionist

The Radical

The Gender-Liberal

The Revisionist

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You scored higher than 62% on Gender

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You scored higher than 54% on Sexuality

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You scored higher than 84% on Class
Link: The Feminism Test written by saint_gasoline on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

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