Friday, 24 September 2010

The Versatile Blogger

Thanks to Aqua Marina for nominating me for this award. It's certainly got me writing a post: something I haven't done for a week or two, what with all the teaching and gigging I've been doing. I haven't had much time to read blogs, either. Work certainly has the upper hand at the moment, for which I can't complain.

It kind of requires me to reveal seven facts about myself and then choose a handful of blogs on which to bestow it.

Well, here are the facts. Apparently, I contain:

1. Enough lime to whitewash a small chicken-coop.

2. Enough uranium to drive a nuclear-powered car 5 kms.

3. Enough phosphorus to make 2,200 match heads.

4. Enough iron to make a nail.

5. Enough salt to fill an average saltpot.

6. Enough potash to fire a toy cannon.

7. Enough fat to make seven bars of soap.

From The Miracle of Life (1941). Click to view. Click again to enlarge.
I suppose the idea that stirring up these incongruous ingredients in a pot should produce something that can solve a sudoku might be seen as miraculous. I've always thought the idea of a machine that turns grass into cows and cowpats was pretty miraculous too. But then, Picasso's drawings are pretty miraculous. Picasso once said he'd spent his whole life learning to draw. Picasso's life was the merest flicker compared with the time it took cows to evolve, so perhaps things seem miraculous to me simply because my mind is so small - in which case, perhaps, to a cow, everything seems miraculous. I could go on.

I also "discovered" from the internet that I am a member of the only species known to sleep on it's back. However, I've often seen our cats fast asleep with their legs in the air, so I take this one with a pinch of salt, phosphorus, lime, or whatever.

As for who I'm going to pass this award on to, I've decided to pass it on to anyone reading this who hasn't received it already, and who wants to have a go!


George said...

What a funny posting, Dominic! I knew that you contained multitudes, but I am still surprised by your list. You are, indeed, the versatile blogger.

e said...

This is so creative! You know, I don't comment as much as I should here, but I do enjoy your blog.

Elisabeth said...

With all that energy, you deserve to be back posting.

The Solitary Walker said...

This was so inventive and amusing, Dominic. I loved it!

LadyArt said...

...interesting read, indeed... I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Tish tosh and nonsense, I'm made of licorice.

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments, everybody.

Anonymous said...

I hope that nobody on the home front ever falls in dire need of any of those constituents on a day when the shops are closed. Maybe you should have kept all of this to yourself!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Gosh that photograph didn't half bring back memories Dom!

izzy said...

A cauldron for sure on a high and stormy Mtn...stirring-

Poet in Residence said...

congrats to your ingredients and always remember


or some such nonsense like that

Toyin O. said...

Very creative post. Congratulations on your nominations.