Author Archives: Adrian Hornsby

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In ancient Roman households

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Moko & Loupe London screening

The inimitable Tim Vincent-Smith and the incogitable Quinn Comendant star in … here’s the trailer: To be screened in London for one night only! With live music from s i n k and special guests Alabaster DePlume and Timothy Victor’s Folk Orchestra. MOKO & LOUPE LONDON SCREENING Saturday 30 … Continue reading

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Bookstore Kitchen Quips

What’s the difference between a bagel and a Robbe-Grillet novel? Once you’ve finished a bagel, the hole in the middle’s gone! What’s the difference between a hot dog and a Burroughs novel? If you cut up a hot dog, it … Continue reading

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My clocks is wrong

PH was staying with his daughter when he remarked she should, ‘Get a decent telly — one where the sound and programme are synchronised.’ He wandered through into the kitchen to make a cup of tea, and looking up at … Continue reading

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Gag Dyad: art theft / foot fetishism

Recently a guy in Paris nearly got away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre. However, after planning the crime, breaking in, evading security, getting out, and escaping with the goods, he was captured only two blocks away when his … Continue reading

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Contemplations of the Rat

Lab rats contemplating alternately Fermi’s Paradox and the Pauli Exclusion Principle (click images to enlarge) Fermi’s Paradox: Given the vast size and age of the universe (the sheer number of stars, amount of matter, and how long it’s all been … Continue reading

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Big breasts, little breasts, and EDAR370A

A team of geneticists at the Broad Institute in Cambridge Massachusetts is investigating how DNA differs among human genomes from around the world. Over the course of human history, naturally, different mutations have sprung up in different regions, and became … Continue reading

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Quanta of Humour (à la CERN)

1. Q: What did the up quark say to the down quark after the charm quark dumped her? A: Awh honey, you just gotta muon! 2. Q: What did the strange quark say to the W boson? A: Fishfish wibble … Continue reading

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Party Small Talk

“Could I possibly trouble you for another cigarette?” “Sure. You need all the elements?” “Um … am I in my element? In my — hm, let me see …” “Nono, do you need all the elements? Filters and papers and … Continue reading

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Romantic narrative / Burroughs technique

He dies Eats a peanut sandwich Naturally A man with a severe peanut allergy It was a kiss of death. And subsequently kisses him His girlfriend Is careful to avoid peanuts click to see poem pre-cut-up-text

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