Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Priapea, Dionysis & Good parties

Also spelled �Priapeia� poems in honour of the the god of fertility Priapus. Although there are ancient Greek poems addressed to him, the name Priapea is mainly applied to a collection of 85 or 86 short Latin poems composed in various metres and dealing with the fertility god who, with his sickle, protected gardens and vineyards against thieves and from whose axe-hewn image of figwood or willow. Poetry is all good and well and one should really consult the White Goddess who presides over the creation of all poetry and song and is the riverblood of everything that poetry stands for.

My favourite God can only be one person and that is Dionysis. Yes that old thoroughbred the God of the Vine... friends, he is one of the best figures in the land of ancient Greek gods. The party rolls on with this figure and so it should... accompanied by Satyrs and nymphs he strays from zone to zone playing music and indulging heavily in wine and merriment. Consider the God Dionysis crowned with olives and furs and drinking fine Chateau Margaux from a gold chalis. Praise be to God... praise be to God.... our God dionysis.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Abqaiq

Arabic �Buqayq, � town, eastern Saudi Arabia, about 25 miles (40 km) west of the Persian Gulf. It is situated in the southern end of the Abqaiq oil field, one of the largest and most productive in the kingdom. Abqaiq grew rapidly following the discovery of the field in 1940. By 1950 the town was the southern terminus of the Tapline (Trans-Arabian Pipeline), a 1,068-mile- (1,718-kilometre-) long pipeline to Sayda (Sidon), Lebanon; Oil, oil oil... it's such a dirty unfriendly bore. Every country involved in the production of oil is aggressive. We should all start investing our money in Wine and running our cars on that instead. Has anybody thought of that little gem before? I think not. OPEQ could be renamed WinePEQ.... Don't you love it? I bet you do!!

Any thoughts drifters?

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Wryneck

Either of two species of birds that constitute the subfamily Jynginae of the woodpecker family (Picidae) but may be separated as the family Jyngidae. Wrynecks are gray-brown birds of open woods and brushlands, named for their habit of twisting their necks snakily when alarmed. They flick up ants from the ground or insects from trees with their long tongues, and they

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Asclepiades Of Bithynia

He opposed the humoral doctrine of Hippocrates and instead taught that disease results from constricted or relaxed conditions of the solid particles, a doctrine derived from the atomic

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

My Perfect Wine Wrack

Yes, bleeders, it's me again. I want to tell you all somthing about my beautiful wine. I've been buying tonnes of it from french wine direct and must say that I am loving it. Last weekend I was slaughtered on a lovely 1992 Nicholas Foulliet Champagne. Dribbling drunk I was. But loved it all the same. This week I am aiming for a Poulley Fume.... yum yum...

Anyone got any good p*ss up stories on particularly fine plonk?

I hope so... much love

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Locomotion, Invertebrates

As in the protozoans, aquatic locomotion in invertebrates (animals without backbones) consists of both swimming and bottom movements. In swimming, the propulsive force is derived entirely from the interaction between the organism and the water; in bottom movements, the bottom surface provides the interacting surface. Whereas some bottom movements are identical

Monday, March 07, 2005

Forbes, James David

Educated at the University of Edinburgh, Forbes became a professor there in 1833. Between 1836 and 1844 he published four series of �Researches on Heat� in which he described the polarization (alignment of waves to vibrate in a plane) of radiant infrared heat by the mineral

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Sogn Og Fjordane

Fylke (county), western Norway, bordering the North Sea. Its inland extension includes the Jostedals Glacier and part of the Jotunheim Mountains. In the northern part of the fylke is Nord Fjord, which penetrates 55 miles (90 km) inland, and in the south is Norway's longest fjord, Sogn Fjord (q.v.). Centrally located on the northern bank of Sogn Fjord is the village of Leikanger, administrative

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Biblical Literature, The Second Letter of John

II John warns a specific church (or perhaps churches), designated as �the elect lady and her children,� against the influence of the Docetic heresy combatted in I John, whose proponents lured Christians from �following the truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father.� In II John, as in the Gospel According to John and I John, the light - darkness images are similar to those

Friday, March 04, 2005

Michelsen, (peter) Christian (hersleb Kjerschow)

Michelsen began his career as a lawyer; later he started his own shipping firm, which became one of the largest in Norway. A member of the Storting (parliament) from 1891, he adhered at first to the �Pure� Left Party but later broke with

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Germany, Additional benefits

Germany also provides several special systems of coverage for groups such as war widows, orphans, and farmers. Unemployment insurance is funded through deductions from wages and salaries. Allowances are made for families with one or more children. Additional public allowances are granted to persons suffering disabilities from wartime injury, whether as military

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Antigonus I Monophthalmus

Also called �Antigonus I Cyclops � Macedonian general under Alexander the Great who founded the Macedonian dynasty of the Antigonids (306 - 168 BC), becoming king in 306. An exceptional strategist and combat leader, he was also an astute ruler who cultivated the friendship of Athens and other Greek city-states.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Cone, Fairfax M.

Cone's father was a prospector and mining engineer, and his mother was a schoolteacher. He studied English at the University of California, working as a summertime copy boy on the San Francisco