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.
Eugen Koch bookplate (1912). Franz von Bayros (1866-1924):
Ex Libris. Semi nude female sitting on stone bench with an open book, with a whisper Cupid, about the bust of Choderlos de Laclos, including two putti, one playing guitar, and many books. “Non, non jamais tu ne vas me persuader que la vie est encore plus belle dis!”
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (French, 1741-1803) was the author of the classic Les Liaisons dangereuses, one of the earliest examples of the psychological novel.
The second part of the newsreel features a spectacular and highly polished display of jiujitsu as gentlemanly self-defence against villainous “apaches” (French street gangsters). It is very probable that the participants in this display are S.K. Eida, Shozo Kanaya and Yuzo Hirano, all of whom also taught at the Oxford Street school. Possibly uniquely, it includes a demonstration of a jiujitsu defence against the infamous coup du père François strangulation trick.
The “apaches” evidently had a terrific time performing for the camera …