While everyone else is laughing & drinking
a surreptitious claw,
towards the table napkins
of the negligent…
an unattractive habit
you misguidedly think funny.
I assure you
it is at once squalid & unattractive.
Ask Pollionus, your brother
a boy crackling with wit
who would give a substantial sum
to disembarrass himself of your talents.
Expect, Asinius, a bombardo
of 300 hendecasyllables, or
return my napkin –
of small value itself,
but a memory of friends,
Veranius & Fabullus,
who sent this set of fine table linen
a present cherished by Catullus
at his own Veraniolus –
as Fabullus mine – must always be.
I haven’t posted any reviews from my whisky site lately, but there have been quite a few – mostly whiskies from Islay, as well.
First up was a limited edition Lagavulin, which I actually won in a competition (it’s worth a good couple of hundred quid, so I’m extra happy with this).
Next up is a young Islay distillery, and a young offering from them – the Kilchoman 100% Islay.
Speaking of young Islay whiskies, here’s a Bruichladdich distilled from grain taken from just one farm.
And finally, a really tasty 21 Year Old grain whisky – the Clan Denny Girvan 1992.
This is a plague doctor, or more specifically Doktor Schnabel von Rom, from 1656. Imagine your village had an outbreak of the plague and these people started walking around attempting to treat you? Apparently the beak-like masks were rammed with nice spelling herbs in order to get rid of the stench. So really, this doctor would be more wary of you than you were of them.
Actors Grahame Edwards and Eryl Lloyd Parry recreate a YouTube comment fight in a rather Beckettian manner. This follows up on a previous video. I have to say, I absolutely love this. LOL, and so on. It actually chimes with recent thoughts on Internet culture, how most comments threads and forums just seem so ridiculous when you think about them. YouTube is probably the worst culprit for ridiculous things people say.