The Old Masters – re-interpreted 161

As if global market upheaval, the European Union furore, the imminent elections in the US and other global mischief and mayhem aren’t enough to have normal folks reaching for their anti-depressants, realising that we’re only halfway through the week can tip the odd bloke over the edge. And I should know, because there are plenty of odd blokes here at the Institute; and not all of them are in their padded suites.

Fortunately, the more level headed amongst us relieve our stresses by taking some time out to expunge the living daylights from an Old Master; and kindly souls that we are, we generally wait until the poor chap (or chapette, as the case may be) is dead. Today’s victim is yet another ‘John Doe’.

Unknown artist - 19th century - a stout effort to cheer us up Jeeves but its not Facebook is it

A stout effort to cheer us up Benson, but we’ve got to face facts. The telly is broken and this is not the kind of pay-per-view that excites a gal anymore.


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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