The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
~ Principles of Politeness, and of Knowing the World. By the late Lord Chesterfield. Methodified and digested under distinct Heads, With Additions, By the Rev. Dr. John Trusler: Containing Every Instruction necessary to complete the GENTLEMAN and MAN OF FASHION; to teach him a Knowledge of Life, and make him well received in all Companies, 1786 via Internet Archive
Be thought a Mechanic or Tradesman? Perish the thought!. Sink me! Where’s my snuffbox?
Ginger Rogers reading Romola Nijinsky’s Life of Nijinsky, assisted by Lincoln Kirstein (1933).
Ginger Rogers (1911-1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer.
Rogers more often than not had a book in her face. Her mother once remarked that it was hopeless to read a book after Ginger had read it. She marked it up with notes. She was always trying to improve herself.
Located on a remote pristine mountain on a sheep station in central western NSW, this structure by Casey Brown Architecture is sited at the edge of a ridge surrounded by large granite boulders and ancient dead trees. The tower has panoramic views for hundreds of miles to the horizon.