August 18th, 2006

breaking bad

Strangers

Strangers: a photo series.

"Photographer Futoshi Miyagi has compiled a photo series in which he photographs himself in the homes of other men... it is a visual record of one-night stands that never happened."

Cute pictures, page 11 too explicit for work (though not, you know, 'explicit')

Like the beautiful bodies of the dead who had not grown old
and have been shut, with tears, in a great mausoleum,
with roses at the head and jasmine at the feet --
this is what desires resemble that have passed
without fulfilment; without achieving
a night of pleasure, or the bright morning.

Constantine P. Cavafy (1904)
breaking bad

Where the rain is

An animated map from the met office of where the rain is. Thunder is currently rumbling loudly overhead, and the junction box took a hit last night (it wasn't dramatic this time, it just stopped working), so no Internet this weekend unless we can fix it.

Last night about a dozen soaking wet teenagers turned up on our doorstep, invited by my daughter. I provided dry clothes and food and hot drinks, and they stayed for hours. New kids kept turning up all evening.

PS - The rain has started. I am reminded of Douglas Adams description 'like the Atlantic Ocean poured through a sieve'
breaking bad

I want to believe - but do I?

I think we are all weighing up the 10th August security incident. My immediate reaction was that it was credible, which I blogged about at the time. My confidence isn't as strong as it was, though I think fellow bloggers are being a bit precipitous in claiming that it is certain it was a big fake.

There's a lot of ground between 'completely justified' and 'all made up out of nothing' and my guess is that we will end up somewhere between these extremes, which is disappointing in itself. At best I think we may end up judging it a real and credible investigation, of a genuine plot, which was perhaps triggered a bit early.
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