Friday, July 16, 2010

Godwin's law and Obama

I came across this while reading something in a completely unassociated context:

Godwin's law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies or Godwin's law of Nazi Analogies) is a humorous observation made by Mike Godwin in 1990 which has become an Internet adage. It states: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches."

Put another way, Godwin puts forth the sarcastic observation that, given enough time, all discussions —regardless of topic or scope —inevitably wind up being about Hitler and the Nazis.

From Wikipedia (

Which made me think of this:

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Art Theft

I have become the victim of art theft. Does this make me a famous artist?

My friend, Duncan Wales, who lives in Accra, Ghana, snapped this pic; the jeep was one of the images from my exhibition in KL in 2009.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Another year has gone by. 43 and all washed up.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Recurring nightmare #2

I'm at the psychiatrist.

I tell him that I am being pursued by monsters.

He looks away and says: "You mean like this..."

When he turns back, he is one of them.

Recurring nightmare #1

I'm in some industrial place - think the deck of cargo ship, or something similar - it's never the same place twice, but always the same in spirit. People unknown are shooting at me. I cannot shoot back; I have no weapon.

Andrew appears and informs me that he has a vehicle secreted nearby, on which we may make good our escape. We go there; sometimes it's a scooter, sometimes a car.

Anyway, a chase ensues. We're heading for a safe place where one of my friends is waiting (never the same friend - always a different person).

Finally we get there. Thinking that we are safe, we disembark, only to find that my friend is now not our friend. He has betrayed us, and is now pointing his pistol directly at me.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

And the nightmares are back.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Singapore transit

Ther's a certain civiliz-ed-ness (where the last there syllables are pronounced in an old fashioned manner, by way of emphasising the point).

I'm here at the sunflower garden of Changi Airport (T2) for those who whish more detail - for a snoke and a beer (or two). I can see stars above - not sonmething one sees in KL very often.

On top of all of this, the airport is impeccably clean. Unbelievably so.

God knows why I stay in Kl, when it's clearly the unwiped asshole of the world.

Been travelling for 6 hours now - by means of one form of conveyance or another. Aheasd of me, a two hour wait and the 10 and a half hours in a tin can. Feel a little like major Tom.

This is ground conrtol out.

Monday, March 15, 2010

yesterday was...Pi day