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Have you also tried sharpening your razor blades by placing them under a pyramid?

Noon (also mid-day or noon time) is defined as 12 o'clock in the daytime. The word noon is also used informally to mean midday, a time generally around the middle of the day when people in many countries take a lunch break. The scientific term solar noon describes the moment when the sun crosses the meridian in apparent solar time, the time when the sun is at its highest elevation in the sky. The time at which solar noon occurs depends on the longitude and date. The opposite of noon is midnight.

In the northern hemisphere, "noon" had an ancient geographic association with "south" (as did midnight with "north"). Remnants of the "noon" association are preserved in the words for "noon" in French ("midi") and Italian ("mezzogiorno"), both of which also refer to the southern parts of the respective countries. Modern Polish and Ukrainian go a step farther, with the words for noon ("południe", "південь" -- literally "half-day") also meaning "south" and the words for "midnight" ("północ", "північ" -- literally "half-night") also meaning "north"

Roger Davison Born in U.K., Roger Davison attended High Wycombe College of Art from 1965-68 he lived, painted, drawn, made prints, carved stone, and decorated ceramics in West Penwith, Cornwall since 1987 and has work in private collections, in UK., USA., Germany, Spain and NewZealand. Roger Davison states his aim in which he illustrates the configurations of an inner life, experienced, experimenting with form and colour using a variety of particular materials and media to work with this imagery. He begins by making compelling marks upon the work surface, visualizing images which evolve within the perimeter of the frame and on completion or when ' just right ' are the result of a struggle to define what he did not know at the outset. For him the act of painting and mark making is fundamentally primitive, and liberating. His pictures contain personal revelations, sometimes repeated over time and always surprising, seeming to come from an inherent state of knowing which is best described as intuitive, magical, and entirely relevant, incorporating elements that are timeless, inventive, and imbued with universal appeal. The imagery which is predominantly figurative- abstraction is archetypal and often appears unresolved allowing unintentional and unaltered content to lend a more complex narrative to each piece of work. "Someone having seen my paintings once described them as images of naked handicapped people, which I liked very much because the images are often oddly positioned and appear to be physically challenged but also because I consider that naked and handicapped characterizes aptly, in my experience, the spiritual and psychological condition of being human." Roger Davison Picture

Aggregation means the organization of elements of a system into patterns that tend to put highly compatible elements together and less compatible elements apart. Landscape theory Predicts how aggregation will lead to alignments among actors (such as nations), whose leaders are myopic in their assessments and incremental in their actions. The predicted configurations are based upon the attempts of actors to minimize their frustration based upon their pairwise Propensities to align with some actors and oppose others. These attempts lead to a local minimum in the energy landscape of the entire system. The theory is supported by the results of two cases: the alignment of seventeen European nations in the Second World War and membership in competing alliances of nine computer companies to set standards for Unix computer operating systems. The theory has potential for application to coalitions of political Parties in parliaments, social networks, social cleavages in democracies and organizational structures.

The Times has run a particularly interesting story regarding the new apparently preferred method of the government to close railway lines down without compensation. A ghost bus has been set up without telling anyone and with the apparent desire to conceal this fact from the public, even the existence of the service.

This absurd situation came about when the DfT withdraw carriages from the route from Birmingham to Brighton via Kensington (Olympia) for use elsewhere to relieve overcrowding, despite the fact that eighty people used each train daily. Therefore stretches of track in West London are now no longer used and would have to go through a closure process if it were not for this unpublicised bus service running.

The old southern boundary of the parish was about three houses south of the junction of Hanway Street with Tottenham Court Road. The houses on the west side of the road, which are shown in Tallis's View, have now been mostly rebuilt or altered, and the side streets, the openings to which alone reproduce the old arrangement, have, several of them, changed their names. The lower end of the road, a little south of Hanway Street, formed part of Bozier's Court, in the parish of St. Anne's, Soho, where a block of buildings, now removed, stood in the roadway. The numbering of the houses starts in Tallis's View, north of Bozier's Court, and Hanway Street comes between Nos. 5 and 6. Danks' Floor Cloth and Carpet Warehouse (No. 9) is chosen by Tallis for one of his vignettes, in which he shows the building in detail. Tudor Place, Stephen Street and Percy Street are shown and at the end of Windmill Street can be seen the elevation of Percy Chapel. Between this and Goodge Street a small alley, called Kirkman's Place, appears, and then after Chapel Street comes Whitfield Chapel and Burial Ground with its iron railings and two entrance gates. J. & J. Goddard (1842-c.1924) were suppliers of harmonium and American organ reeds and cavity boards. They also supplied parts for pianos and pipe organs, and their full catalogue ran to 199 pages. Some advertisements are re-produced by Ord-Hume [103]. The remaining stock of reeds was bought by Michel Jacot in the 1960s. In 1920 you could buy a cavity board with 4 rows of un-tuned reeds for £120. The following is from the preface to the 1920 catalogue number 50.

Among the Slavic, Germanic, and Celtic races the ancient belief in the great Mother of Grains has persisted to our day in the form of many superstitious practices connected with fall harvesting, especially with the "last sheaf" in every field. Sometimes the sheaf is personified, molded into the form of a straw doll and, as "harvest baby," carried in joyful procession from the field to the village. In Austria it is shaped into a wreath and placed on the head of a girl who then is designated at the harvest festival as "queen" or "bride" (Erntebraut). Similar customs were universally practiced in England, where the last load brought home with great rejoicing bore the name "horkey cart," and in Scotland, where the last sheaf is called "kirn [grain] doll."

In northern France harvesters, seated on top of the last load brought home from the fields, chant an ancient traditional tune to the text Kyre-o-ôle. This is an interesting relic of folklore from Carolingian times, when shepherds and field workers cheered their solitary toil by singing the Kyrie eleison as they had heard the monks sing it at High Mass. In southern France the last sheaf was tied in the form of a cross, decorated with ribbons and flowers, and after the harvest celebration was placed in the best room of the house to be kept as a token of blessing and good fortune.In Cornwall (Kernow) Crying the Knot is an ancient pre christian ritual still held in that separated part of the British Isles, often carried out in the fields and spoken in Kernewek, that nations own language, in English the ritual begins "I have un, I have un, I have un," a repetitive incantation called whilst the last handfull of corn, oats or barley is held aloft...

The apple of the eye, which is surrounded by the iris, is called אִישֹׁון, the man (Arabic insân), or in the diminutive and endearing sense of the termination on: the little man of the eye, because a picture in miniature of one’s self is seen, when looking into another person’s eye. בַּת־עַיִן either because it is as if born out of the eye and the eye has, as it were, concentrated itself in it, or rather because the little image which is mirrored in it is, as it were, the little daughter of the eye (here and Lam2:18). To the Latin pupilla (pupula), Greek κόρη, corresponds most closely בָּבַת עַיִן, Zec2:12, which does not signify the gate, aperture, sight, but, as בַּת shows, the little boy, or more strictly, the little girl of the eye. It is singular that אִישֹׁון here has the feminine בַּת־עָֽיִן as the expression in apposition to it. The construction might be genitival: “as the little man of the apple of the eye,” inasmuch as the saint knows himself to be so near to God, that, as it were, his image in miniature is mirrored in the great eye of God.

More like 'The New Barbarism'. Architectural Onanism. We'd be better off if that crew - Le Corbu, Walter Gropius, Mies Van der Rohe, the Bauhaus and Yale Box gangs had all been strangled at birth. Le Corbu would have got on well with Hitler - both totalitarians concerned with imposing their visions on how people should live.


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