The Old Masters – re-interpreted 86

Observant visitors will note that it’s Wednesday again…. Well, in actual fact it’s not the same Wednesday coming around every time, but a brand new one; and by dint of a bit of tradition on the part of a couple of very clever (but ancient) bods, Julian and Gregorian, who apparently spent their time inventing calendars, we have to repeat this Wednesday thing about fifty two times and then start all over again.

Speaking of tradition, we misanthropic misfits have also developed a venerable old tradition; to wit, that of deliberately misinterpreting the splendid intentions of the Old Masters by applying a more appropriate caption to their effort…

This week it’s the turn of John William Waterhouse, who did his own interpretation of quite a famous Renaissance author-type called Giovanni Boccaccio and no, I can’t pronounce it either.

Right girls-your voices and dance routines might just pass. But if you want to be in Megan Trainor's new video you have to look less like cadavers and more like sun-tanned pop stars - so I want to see more foundation tomorrow - "Because you know.....[you guessed it]..... it's all about that base, 'bout that base.

Right girls-your voices and dance routines might just pass. But if you want to be in Megan Trainor’s new video you have to look less like cadavers and more like sun-tanned pop stars – so I want to see more foundation tomorrow – “Because you know…..[you guessed it]….. it’s all about that base, ’bout that base.

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About Freud Fission Chips

Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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