Today's totally WTF! picture comes courtesy of English poet Myfanwy Fox who spotted this in the West Country!
Just learned that Frank Wells, the cardiac surgeon at Papworth Hospital who performed my life-saving aortic dissection a few years ago, sketches out his plans for open heart surgery using forceps as a pen, human blood as ink, and the open still-beating chest cavity of the patient as an inkwell. He's even had his work hung at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
The fine art of the wrongly captioned local newspaper picture story (from Norfolk) - it is no laughing matter when someone fly-tips a yellow Zoot-suited, ukulele-playing rockabilly band on your farm land!
The band Pink Floyd feature in a novel I'm currently writing (and in effect provide the backing track to the text) so, out of interest, I recently ran a Twitter survey to discover which were people's favourite Floyd albums – besides The Dark Side of the Moon.
The results were not as I suspected...
In first place on 47% was The Wall beating Wish You Were Here on 32%. Then came the 1971 album Meddle on 16%, beating Animals into fourth place on just 5%. All of which just goes to show there's a lot of it about!
The Folio Society, who produce gorgeous special editions of books, have just released details and a video of a new edition of H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu.
The edition also includes a preface by Alan Moore who describes the “unease and abhorrence” he felt about Lovecraft’s politics and prejudices, along with his dislike of Lovecraft's prose “burdening each clause with adjectives and archaisms, far too fond of indescribability.” All very valid criticisms but Moore goes on to describe Lovecraft as “One of the twentieth century’s most radical experimental writers” ... “magnificently visionary” adding “I envy your exquisite nightmares.”
The perfect accessory for every dream home in R'lyeh!
For all fans of 1960s Cult TV shows Danger Man and The Prisoner, read this piece on Patrick McGoohan...
With all the recent stories about cybersecurity, ransomware and the WannaCry hack, here's Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, in action spraying holy water around a Russian police control centre to protect it from computer viruses.
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