September in the Rain
What's that, you say? Oh, only an old painting we picked up in our research. It's this week's Oddity, so you can read about it below. That fisherman (try magnification) is lucky: he's got a nice autumn day to work with. If you're like us, you've been enduring an unfair amount of rain – which, we are biblically informed, falleth on the just and the unjust. Also parking lots.
We've got some firsts in this week's Post: for one thing, Willem's expanding. In addition to his informative wildlife paintings, Willem is sharing his talent and encyclopedic knowledge in a new horticultural series. Phyto-Philes will help you understand plant life. We're looking forward to more.
Moving from the sublime to the ridiculous (a specialty of ours), we also inaugurate the cartoon adventures of Rodney and Reggie. Rodney and Reggie are trying to get the hang of night fighting. In the First World War. This work of appalling genius comes from the fertile brain of Prof Animal Chaos.
It came about this way:
Prof: I have this great idea for a cartoon. I know I can't draw, but I can do the balloons.
Editor: Prof, we can't use a Word document with balloons. Can you use the Paint program?
Prof: What's that when it's at home?
(Sigh.) This is why Rodney and Reggie employs the Editor as technical assistant. You'll laugh, we promise. You will also groan, but that's your problem.
Our next first is Austerity Era. KB's re-enacting the culinary deprivation of the 1940s. Come commiserate with him, and understand your grandparents better. We're pulling for him not to waste away on only 50g of cheese and three-and-a-half rashers a week. He's dieting for victory.
Our regulars are back, with poetry both profound and amusing, cinema, kayaking, notes on caring, and the usual quiz. Please browse.
Have a good week, and don't forget your umbrellas!