This Week… Wombats,1980, Flash Gordon

Morning: Slept.
Afternoon: Slept.
Evening: Ate grass.
Night: Ate grass. Decided grass is boring. 
Scratched. Hard to reach the itchy bits.
Jackie French, Diary of a Wombat

“We must all share the shame, because while we work to alleviate the suffering of those affected by this crisis, the global community has failed in its responsibility…

We should stop and ask ourselves how, in all conscience, we can continue to fail the children of Syria.” Anthony Lake, ” Unicef executive director 

It’s telepathy, over.  Flash Gordon

What has our culture lost in 1980 that the avant-garde had in 1890? Ebullience, idealism, confidence, the belief that there was plenty of territory to explore, and above all the sense that art, in the most disinterested and noble way, could find the necessary metaphors by which a radically changing culture could be explained to its inhabitants.  Robert Hughes, The Shock of the New. Sure that’s what we’re all banging on about these days.

“My school is no longer there
Now, destruction is everywhere
No more students
No more ringing bells
My school has turned into stones scattered here and there
… I had so many dreams
None of them will come true
All I want is to live in my country in freedom
Syria, my beloved country, I love you” Reema

Syria… what the fk is going on?

We call on you to stop the deadly terror in Syria by immediately imposing an arms embargo and asset freezes, economic sanctions and travel bans on the Syrian leadership, and to support protesters’ demands for far-reaching reform and accountability. The EU can play a crucial role in championing the aspirations of the Syrian people, who are risking everything to reclaim their rights and their dignity. Details here

The situation is much worse now than before the Arab Spring,” Shadi Hamid said. “There was repression under Mubarak but people were able to speak out openly and there was never this notion of eradicating Islamists completely from politics. The military is much more at the heart of things now than under Mubarak.

On lighter notes…

Look at the size of the world’s oldest wombat up there. Mental

Go to any youtube video and type 1980… 
see what happens!


Back to cats… always back to cats…

Moss graffiti anyone?

What should I read next?

Dog shaaave…

Ummm. Real sky?

Good looking villages around the world. I want to go to Malta now. 

Right, if we’re back on cats again I best be off then.