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Boris De Gloris as seen by Evening Standard's eye on Friday 30th of June

Whilst Britain's chrmlingly disheveled PM Boris De Gloris is always drawing inspiration and courage from the female beauty that surrounds him.

The ShortManWithTheBadTan, the one about whom half the globe's population is betting on: Putin is on steroids while the other half is betting on : Putin has botox is getting inspiration from his predesestors in savegary.

And because I am compationate and always eager to help the underdog, I will tell Putin : You'll loose this war darling, because only good lovers are good warriors.

I know that Putin is a bad lover by : a) Looking at him. b) Analogue. Russians are bad lovers. Hence, Putin as a Russian is a bad lover too.

The question of How do I know that Russian men are bad lovers is slightly, only slightly, more pertinent. I am concluding it out of thousands of facts and observations of which I will quote only a handful:

1. Russia is one of the less populated countries. Which means that Russian men simply don't like to practice the sexy reproductive exercise. Not with women anyway. To further illustrate the logic google search tells us that the less populated country in the world is ...The Vatican City!

2. "Death solves all problems — no man, no problem." Whether the saying is by Anatoly Rybakov* or by Josef Stalin it doesn’t matter. What matters is - its a Russian saying. Russians appear to like killing people more than making them. Hence, see point one, not too attracted to the sexy game.

3. Rapers are not good lovers. Actually, usually rapers are sexually frustrated men. What we witness in Ukraine now is an army of sexually frustrated men on rape raid.

4. The only soldiers dead during the Soviet occupation of Bulgaria post WW2 are the fourty two Russians who have died of alcohol poisoning. During the occupation of Bulgaria 42 Russian soldiers died of alcohol poisoning and not of sexual exhaustion. Hence, see point one and three: give Russians any other game, but the sexy one .

5. Last but not least. In my half a century of men-loving life, I've never had a Russian lover. Russian Lover? Actually, have anybody anywhere heard of such animal?

Me neither, which I reckon, is my strongest argument.

Hence, no war wining for Russian No Worriers No Lovers

 

Happy Prid's day  🏳️‍🌈 

Vladimir Putin as seen by LAAF's inner eye ever sine Friday 30th of June

Olivia Pennie from Northumbria University presenting at Fashion Graduate Show, Cubit Square, London N1C

Why GB and not BG?  And I'm thinking

"And I'm thinking People pushing by, they're walking off into the night These toilets are a piss take, queue's bigger than the door Gotta get rid of this pill taste, what are they chattin' so much for?" The Streets

GB and not BG not merely for the infinite number of excellent galleries with fantastic art - only today I discovered two in Lamberth:

Jasmine doored Beaconsfield Gallery features primitive surrealist (my label) Monica Sjöö and her fantastic spiritual world in an exhibition named MONICA SJÖÖ THE TIME IS NOW AND IT IS OVERDUE! Curated in collaboration with Feminist Library 11 June – 10 September 2022

And the massive Damian Hurst's Newport Street Gallery presenting the Rembrand of the London School (my lable) Keith Cunningham: The Cloud of Witness 16 February - 10 July 2022

But also because in GB pro-Russian attempts to oust a pro-Ukranian government didn't succeed, whilst in BG it did succeed * yesterday.

* Politico : Bulgaria’s Petkov points finger at mafia and Russia as government collapses  22-06-22 

"Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov planted the blame squarely on Russia and his own country’s powerful mafia after his government lost a no-confidence vote on Wednesday. Petkov, who only came to power six months ago, was voted in on a pledge to fight the country’s rampant corruption and has pushed Sofia to take an unusually strong line against Russia since the invasion of Ukraine. In the vote of no-confidence, some 123 lawmakers out of 239 in parliament voted against his cabinet. “This vote is one tiny step along the very long road ahead of us. I promise we will continue the battle to win the country back and, one day, we will have a Bulgaria without puppet masters, without the mafia — a normal European country,” he said in a valedictory address before the national assembly."

Death Note

The Death Note belongs to the Shinigami (死神, literally "death god") Ryuk, and grants the user the supernatural ability to kill anyone whose name is written in its pages.

tuulitea.com's three blends of tea and infusions

Order of the Gutter

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III of England in 1348. It is the most senior order of knighthood in the British honours system, outranked in precedence only by the Victoria Cross and the George Cross

 

Therefore it is of no surprise that Prince William, most reasonably, refused to be seen next to a petit-peadofile like his uncle Prince Andrew, but prefered to be seen with the Don of All Pedofile Pimps in the World Tony Blair.

How come that Tony Blair is The Don of All Pedofile-Pimps in the World? Very easy and here is the explanation that Girls Not Brides gives:

"28% of girls in Iraq are married before the age of 18 and 7% are married before the age of 15. In Iraq’s post-conflict context, there are approximately 1.8 million internally displaced people... Insecurity, lack of social cohesion and livelihoods, and destroyed housing hamper people's ability to return home. Humanitarian settings like in Iraq exacerbate poverty, insecurity, and lack of access to services such as education, factors which all drive child marriage. While gender inequality is a root cause of child marriage in both stable and crisis contexts, often in times of crisis, families see child marriage as a way to cope with greater economic hardship and to protect girls from increased violence. During the conflict in Iraq, armed groups systematically abducted girls and women and used rape, slavery and forced marriage as “weapons of war”.

Now, if I was a Prince #me too, would prefer to always be sat by the biggest dog, be the lesser one a relative. Hence, I do understand Prince Williams decision as described by the Evening Standard of Monday 13 June to "The Duke of Cambridge was adamant if York insisted on taking part publicly, he would withdraw... Instead, Prince Andrew was only due to take part in the non-public aspects of today's ceremony, where Sir Tony Blair, the Duchess of Cornwall and Baroness Amos were being installed as members of Britain's most prestigious royal order of chivalry".

This article appears in a pivotal point of my life: Having just obtained a British Passport, I was just about to sit and start thinking of new forms of piracy, so that I may next get myself into this or that order of the British Empire. Thanks to the Evening Standard article I am now thinking : Imagine if I invent the smoothest form of all modern piracies, imagine I start jumping up from one order to another always higher... only to find myself in the Order of the Gutter with peadofiles of various range and their Archy-Pimps? Hmmm, I might give it a miss and go for a dip and a tan at the Serpentine's Lido. Thank you Evening Standard, Thank you for this good, sunny  sansoucy day.  Very grateful indeed. 

PS. Having just decided to leave the Jolly Rogers behind and hop I accidentally popped upon a Tuuli, a gorgeous blond that has decided to venture herself in the tea business and has established tuulitea.com Having in mind the jolly Georges decorating her teabags, her motivation might be similar to mine from an hour ago, when I was still thinking that piracy is worth it.

Alien at Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's: Alienarium 5, Serpentine South Gallery, Friday 10th of June about 1800

Exhibitions and Expressions

As if it was not enough that London is the most glorious city on a sunny summer day; as if it was not enough that in the middle of London there is the most luscious park of all parks, Hyde Park; as if it was not enough that in the middle of Hyde Park there is the most exquisite gallery of all world galleries, the Serpentine Gallery; as if it was not enough that in the Serpentine Gallery there is the most out-of-this-world Allienarium. But then in the middle of the Allienarium one can encounter the most groovy aliens... What on Earth, just what on 🌎, could be better than that?!

Possibly the new pavilion... Theaster Gates Black Chapel pavilion is charcoal and in fantastic contrast with the various emeralds of its surrounding vegetation. Yet another alien amidst London.  

Well, it turned out that on this same very Friday 10th of June, further down this same old London, one can encounter even groovier, and even more out-of-this-worldly aliens and surprisingly so, in Soho, of all places. Indeed, tatty, muddy and murky Soho doesn't give up its attempts to spiral up in space - luckily, this time not by not-at-their-right-place  Costas, Prets, bubble teas and Shu éclairs - but by... shall we say... hmmm... parallel-worlds cultural phenomena? (See video bellow) ... but by some skatboard- rap fashion by Tarstreetsports. Because terms such as Subculture and Counterculture sound unjust, unpreciseand simply dépassé. Therefore, Parallelculture, Parleculture for short, should be the term used onwards*.

Wherewere we? Ha, yes, Greek Street's street wear pop-up skater and hip-hop show by Tarstreetsports I accidentally fell upon. Haven't seen the garments - possibly all black and hyper cool - but the performers, the show, the crowed and the ambiance were all 100% good fun guaranteed.  Another excellent foundling was Artist Medea. For more of her here 

This cool-cat pop-up, alien - aren't pop-up and alien somewhat synonymous I now wonder? - parallelculture shop is/was? a door a way from The renowned Trisha's, alsok nown as the Blue Door or the Hideaway. With only Cocktails & Hotdogs in between. Mind you Trisha's is your sole orientation point, as the other establishments haven't updated their info onto googlemaps. Having mentioned Cocktails & Hotdogs, I have to admit it turned out to be an unexpectedly good combination. 

Having said "an unexpectedly good combination" I have to communicate my latest discovery unexpectedly-good-combination wise, regardless of its wholesome irrelevance to all of the above: At Arabica, the Coal Drop Yards one, the Persian Sangak bread and the Pita breads, are so freshly baked that they can simultaneously do as hot-knee pads, to warm up your under-table-windcaressed lunching knees and as, well, as food. A most unexpectedly discovered unexpectedly good combination. Order two, or one of each - they come in nicely striped paper bags and both your knees will enjoy - as goes the popular irritating expression - the warmth of a Middle-Easten bread-spa together with a lunch at Arabica. Second bonus: Later, you can hand the second bread to a KX-homeless - in case you are too bothered about the diet of the Union-Canal ducks. 

Why this discovery is so dramatically important for a visit at Arabica Coal Drop Yards?As I am not sure how to put it in a politically correct way I will simply say: Count on Arab(ica/s?) to settle at the coolest, windiest, shadiest and most cold-abiding of all places. Oximoronical as it might sound Arabs** should be the first to go to Mars, and the Sun later, for they will find the coolest, windiest and shadiest of all corners and angles to settle their establishments by.  

*Similarly, listening to The Times radio little genius Matt Chorley's show today, Monday 13th and somebody’s even more genius revelation that 50% of French population votes "extreme left or extreme right"; and having in mind how unjust, unprecise and simply dépassé those expressions are because La Le Pen with 23.2%, Le Mélenchon  with 22%, and Le Zemmour with 7.1% have ensemble-ly scored not 50 but A MAJORITY of 52.3%  of the French votes; the appropriate expressions now on should be Left, Right and the Extreme-Centre. For this is what nowadays the MINORITY of the French Establishment and the delusional establishment-aspirational masses represent: a minority in the extreme-centre.  

**Have no idea whether Arabica has anything to do with Arabs. Lebanon is plenty mentionedin the menu, but it might be just a concept. This Arabica - probably shouldvisit the Borough Market one as well - is in the building of Akha Khan Centre and the Institute of Ismaili Studies.  

With artist Medea at Skateboard & Street-Poetry pop-up, Greek Street, Friday 10th of Jume about 2100
@artistmedea & @Tarstreetsports

Les Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Sont Comencées

Double act, Dikens Parade circa noon at the Jubilee celebrations in Rochester, Saturday 4 June

Festive Jubilee Salsa Spirit manifestation about Cental Saint Martin's circa 2100 on Wednesday 1 June.

Jubilee Victorian Spunge already available for lunch on Wednesday 1June in a London hospital canteen.

Awaiting for the Queen's portrait. It should have arrived earlier in the day, but still missing in the afternoon. Jubilee decoration on Wensday 1st of June in a London hospital without its... crowned jewel?

Lunch time on Tuesday, 31May 2022 "Stop Executions in Iran" petition campaigners at Angel tube station

مصدر リューク انشاء الله

I hereby proclime myself مصدر リューク [Masdar Ryuk], Source of Ryuk and a Death Note issuer to all Death Note issuers with:

N1 in Death Note being President of Russia Владимир Владимирович Путин - Tens of thousands of Ukrainians and Russians have died since Russia invaded Ukraine in February*

N2 Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - only last month seventeen people were executed in Iran, five of which women (very naughty women one would reckon)**

Their Death Notes are issued, logically, on the grounds of all the Death Notes issued by them.

Needless to repeat, and in the light of the current state of affairs as seen this Tuesday 31 May, I am ever more and more enchanted by the sex, extramarital affairs, children, parties and bottles, but above all Ukrain hairy lover Boris. May Boris, Cicciolina and all sex and party lovers live forever.

As well as to the local Guidance Patrol (گشت ارشاد, gašt-e eršād), also known as Fashion and Morality police, officially known as the British Labour Party; to them I issue a Red Card to stick in their red rose.

* According Forbes - https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2022/04/26/russia-ukraine-wars-mounting-death-toll-latest-estimates-suggest-russian-troops-have-been-hit-harder/

** According to campaigners outside Angel tube station

 

Supposedly, Vladimir Putin is dead. What are we doing with the world?!? Uhhu!?!

UNLESS

Unless. Unless Labour joined British National Party or say English Defence League by the Thursday, the 5th of May, in Islington, I will be voting... Conservative.

For we may have The Queen, Caitlin Moran, Emily Thornbury and the duchetsses of Cambridge, Essex and Cornwall; yet, women in Islington are still stuck between a rock and a hard place.

... not to mention all the boosless, cup cake and other sugar-rubbish filled lock-down-breaching, Labour-voting NHS - while we were saving it! - and private health sector parties that I've witnessed, while being too gobsmacked to document. Therefore, it is pure and clear liberal choice backing CONSERVATIVE vote for me.

My Free-range Satanist will vote Green up in Hornsey. "I didn't come to a conclusion" said he in answer of my question "I always vote Green".

Other Haringay and Highgate friends will vote Lib-Dem "tactically". Good luck to them.

I came to my voting conclusion thanks to the results of the French Presidetial Elections. Just think about it: If one is called "Far X", be it left or right, it would be only logical for one to meet and join other "Far Xs", wouldn't it? Further more, Far Left and Far Right always meet on the other side of the round planet Earth🌏 Once met they would balance each other and do uncountable miracles of wonder. A coalition between La Le Pen (23,2%), Le Mélanchon (22%) and Le Zemmour (7,1) at the first tour would have resulted in a wholesome 52.3% and would have handed Macron and his shortlegged 27,9% over to oblivion. Which would have been a fresh, brand new revolution in itself. The modern, democratic revolution that France deserves. France is not liberal and will never be, just as the UK is not European, and all Macron mandates are pure wast of time.

Unfortunately, the Fars'-Triumvirat must have missed Sham 69's great tune "If the kidz" in their day.

4 May 2022

Step In, English Summer at Central St Martin's

"Needlepoint" cast marvle by Cathy Lewis. Castlegate Gallery, Cumbria; stand 49 at London Art Fair, Islington Design Centre. 23-24 April 2022

I was Right vs I was Correct

It's no longer possible to say "I was right". "I was Right" has been now swiftly replaced by "I was correct"... as I overheard at London Art Fair, Islington Design Centre this afternoon, while looking at a heart worming piece of marble representing a tattooed torso-naked, vulnerable oi boy by Cathy Lewis. "You see, I was correct" said the woman’s voice over my right shoulder looking further right at a baige glazed pottery named "Vase using my family"; "This IS Grason Perry". As if it was a big achievement. As if anybody over the age of three could fail to recognise a Grasson Perry. As if "I was correct" was more progressive and tolerant than "I was right". Somewhat more acceptable as a nose-blow. Nerely a nose-job. More tolerant and less cocky. Both mentioned pieces of art at the stand of Castlegate Gallery, Cumbria; stand 49.

The accumulation of exciting art is such at London Art Fair, Islington Design Centre that by the end of my tour I had to exersice will-powers to stop myself from running around kissing the paintings and hugging the sculptures. It's better than a pocket size Freeze. Basically the best show is in town until tomorrow, Sunday 24th of April.

Other than that: we still count on Ukranian nationalists to defend Ukraina, don't we? Or do we? Do we or don't we, I would like to know.

Nationalism yes, no? No, yes? This is a fair question still standing. I want to know the answer.

Do we want Ukranians to be nationalists? Yes or no?

Do we want Macedonians to be nationalists? Yes or no?

What about Hungarians (for some reason we don't want Hungarians to be nationalist, but for the Polish to be nationalsit that's alright.. or shall I say alcorrect?) The Bulgarians? Yes or no?

And at the end of the day, how much anti-Russian can anti-nationalists be?

Serbs? French?

...about ourselves we don't ask. about ourselves we know.

And at the end end end of the day, why do we bother to call each other Sebs, Bulgarians, Macedonians, Ukranians, Hungarians, French, Russian and English if we are supposed not to call ourselves any of that?

For the time being English can call themselves English. For the French it is not yet sure : will they or won't they be able to call themselves French we'll figure this out tonight. Russia does not allow Ukranians to call themselves Ukranians. EU still allows Hungarians to call themselves Hungarians. See what happens next.

Other other than that Putin should clean the Black Sea from the debris of the Moskva ship, regardless of the cargo on board - nuclear or other. Putin should, every single day, be handed over the ecological bill for this war. Winner or looser, with or without a trial for genocide and war crimes, an ecological commission should be convoked and Putin should be presented with the bill on a daily basis. Once this is done, later on we will think of handing ecological bills to other governments for other wars.

Saturday, 23 April 

Вошъд, fragment, by Svetlana Kuznetsova. Sculls, bones, insects, semiprecious stones, jewelry, sable hats, WW2 orders, joinery. Вошъд is an invented word combining two Russian words вождь/vojd/leader and вошь/vosh/flee.

The most Ukranian thing in Britain? UK Police Vehicles! Else to speak UK police has always been yellow and blue 🇺🇦

Нова Генерация

Репетиция, 2 март 2022, София

The excellent interviewing technique

Ivo interviewing Aziz

 'Avanti Bellicose Amazon at Red Lion, Parliament Street ' or Chapter Three of 'On the Foodsteps of Robert Peston's Gil Peck or The Whistle-Blower's Augmented Reality ' is under books here 

The Ordures Order

Phony Warfare sorry Tony Blair a Knight?

Despite having signed the petition and "chipped" £10 so that 400 more people may see it... I think it is only logical and rational for Phony Warfare to be knighted having in mind that the leads in the crusades where knights and Francis Drake was knighted also. I can imagine that all sorts of other ordures, were knighted too, not only pirates and warmongers.

The bloodthirsty nation is more crossed with people having illegal parties than with people going into illegal wars. Which is exactly why England is a spooky, scary place. See the text bellow.

We petition the Prime Minister to petition Her Majesty to have this honour removed

17 January 

Ich Und Die Stadt, Public Service Broadcasting

"Adam , who produces us, writes: The album brings listeners to Europe's heart and de facto capital, the cultural and political metropolis that is the haubstadt of the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin. He asks: You were there in the middle - late seventies, when it was very much a divided city; does it surprise you that it still has this important pull for people and creative arts?Well, a lot of things went on there. Einstein was working there.. Robert Musel, Freud... If you look at the map ... it's just a hub and a skip to the pond...Romania not so far to Bulgaria, all lot of the border countries and the energy from these places has always been present there. And it is a beautifully, fantastically layd out city for livability, and art-ability if you will. Not very hard to get large spaces with generous proportions and very reasonable transport; graceful large bulevards; and more canals than Venice, Italy. Yes, a beautiful canal system which expands upon the river Spree. And you know, you can put up a wall; you can put up a barrier; you can have some soldiers.. you can't divide a vibe. And the vibe wasn't and isn't really all that different between the people in the American, English and French sectors of the city, most of them and the people who where living in the other part not easily by choice and I met quite a few of those people; there were people in the West sectors who have managed to slide over. AndThe ones that were raised in the old DDR, the Deutsche Democratic Republic tended to be very well educated and to have a shocking amount of ideals. Ideals to a point that we don't have anymore, in our easier lives... People who had an emotional and intellectual integrity that was kind of scary, almost eerie, but very impressive to me. So there is just a lot of great energy around that place ... and it is welcoming to people. You know, there is an old saying that I learned when I  lived there "If you say A, you must say B" . That's kind of how they are, and still are. " Iggy Pop in BBC's Iggy Confidential '54-58' from 09 January 2022

Apart of the fact that Iggy's Confidential is one of my favorite shows ever, with this little description of Berlin, Iggy helped me a lot to summarize what I find wrong in "the Western World in general and England in particular" and it goes like this: "The mass public is very poorly educated and has a shocking lack of ideals; people with such an absence of emotional and intellectual integrity that is positively scary and blood-curdling. I don't mean Boris here, but 90% of everybody else. Which also explains why lately I don't feel like writing in English - after all a spine-chilling company doesn't exactly predisposes to conversation.

Giovanni di Paolo, ‘The young saint John the Baptist leaving the city’. Sainsbury’s Wing, National Gallery.