Thursday, 2 October 2008

NEWS

It's a special day today.
for the first time since I've been at this school, I've decided to hand in some pics of mine to the guys who run the school paper.
Ok, maybe it's not the first time. I did once give a picture of 'The Pinkey and the Brain' to a friend who had it published for me without my knowledge.
Let's say this is the first time some pictures of mine are going to published on the small, crude, student funded school paper, with my concent and knowledge.
At least i hope they'll be published. I handed them in but... well.
Let's also just say that they might not go down well with certain 'faithfuls' at my school.


I realise I owe an explanation.

-Apocalypse Saul-
Saul was this crazy old King of Isreal in the Bible. He gets really jealous of his young successor, David, makes the kid's life hell then kills himself. At least, that's the tragedy written by Vittorio Alfieri (one of Italy's great Preromantics) which is loosely based on the biblical tale.
Anyway, in olde timey italian, 'Brando' means sword. So saul is saying, at the end of the tragedy:
"But only you remain, my Brando, for this final need'
The fat guy next to him stroking his bald head in the shadowy gloom is, of course, Colonel 'the horror' Kurtz himself.
*ba domp-a dump tssssch*

-The Divine (Tragi)comedy-
The Divine Comedy is basically regarded as Italy's greatest work of poetry, written by Dante Alighieri. It's basically a really long and confusing medieval christian wet-dream, where this guy Dante travels through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven, learning lots of stupid racist dogmatic homophobic christian values which probably had C.S.Lewis groaning in extacy, which he writes of extensively in three large and heavy volumes. In most pictures, Dante is drawn wearing a laurel crown on top of a cap and a long flowing robe. At the end of 'Paradiso' he finally meets God.
Nietzsche said 'God is dead'.
*ba domp-a dump tssssch*

And there you have it.
Hopefully I won't get burned or lynched for these by two thirds of my School.