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'I've yet to meet an uninteresting person' James Joyce
'I've yet to meet an uninteresting person' James Joyce

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John Cowper Powys - James Joyce's Ulysses - an Appreciation
First published in 1975 by Village
Press, London John Cowper Powys was one of the first
to recognise the extraordinary genius of James Joyce, and this essay,
first published in 1923 and never reprinted until this edition, is a
major landmark in the huge bod...

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10 Things to learn from this 1940’s chess painting

1) Avoid playing against an opponent whose attire makes them indistinguishable from the board.

2) Remember to chain up scantily clad giant maiden in case the sheer excitement of her watching you in your all encompassing grey cowl  proves all to much for her blatantly disinterested desires.

3) Ignore fact that scanty clad maiden is at least four feet taller then both of you and looks physically like she could easily use you to pick her teeth. 

4) Makes sure you completely hide your face - or even better don’t have a face at all.

5) Despite being the most sedate game ever devised try to have a few jousting tents scattered around  for the look of the thing.

6) Don’t worry about encroaching all-enveloping fog banks.

7) Always place your ‘man whipping thin air’ as close to the corner as possible.

8) Always have one knight that is at least nine times bigger then every other piece on the board 

9) A sound tactic can be found in strategically placing your two-little-boys-chasing-each-other piece as close to your excessively baggy sleeved arm as possible.

10) Makes sure you’ve never seen a game of chess before deciding to depict it in huge sledge hammered meaningless symbolism  
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I give you The Peruvian Nazi Party! All seven of them. Picture of Fascist scariness somewhat marred by Fisher-Price jumbo top right ;-) 
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Right. I'm back. Now lets win this thing!
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Un Pharaoh. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.


#Egypt  
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Feel I had to pop back just to post this things of curiously paradoxical beauty - 

Back soon folks - not long now x x x

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How very very (sadly) true!
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