Thursday, 29 November 2012

Separated at Birth

It is sometimes said that two people who look very much alike must have been twins 'separated at birth'. Here are two such individuals:

The French philosopher Jacques Deridda ...

... and from the film 'This Island Earth', Mr Exeter (played by actor Jeff Morrow in heavy makeup):

Or, should that be the other way around!?

Friday, 23 November 2012

Having a Laugh on the London Underground

A lot of people like trains. While there are many avid trainspotters, I never considered myself to be one. Instead, I have always been a London Underground buff. So when my daughter sent me this link recently, I was immediately enthralled. Some people have - or perhaps someone (a veritable Underground Banksy) has - been altering the maps and other signs on the London Underground in quite amusing ways - as you can see above. I found some tumblr and Facebook pages for 'Stickers on the Central Line' and Google searches for this phrase yields numerous results.

This appears to have been going on since my birthday last year (27th April 2011) although, sadly, it wasn't my idea and I have nothing to do with it. I consider whoever is doing it to be contributing positively to underground travel and long may they continue to do it - and evade detection.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Sunday, 11 November 2012

John Henry Newman

I came across the following from John Henry Newman (1801-1890) sometime ago. It forms part of a larger series of meditations on Christian doctrine that can be found at ''.

"God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission—I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. Somehow I am necessary for His purposes, as necessary in my place as an Archangel in his—if, indeed, I fail, He can raise another, as He could make the stones children of Abraham. Yet I have a part in this great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connexion between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep His commandments and serve Him in my calling."

Monday, 5 November 2012

In what world are we?

In the world of the blind, it is said, the one eyed man is king.
But in the world of the insane, the sane man is the outcast.