“We have met the enemy and he is us.”

American animator and cartoonist Walt Kelly was born on 25 August 1913.He is famous for the comic strip Pogo, created in 1945, which followed the adventures of its funny animal characters, including the title character, an opossum.The strip, written for both children and adults, became his platform for social, political and philosophical commentary. Here are… Read More “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

Two Lips 💋

Thomas Hardy (born on 2 June 1840-1928) is acclaimed worldwide as one of the best Victorian novelists (Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd ). He was also a poet, and a much appreciated one, whose poetry is still widely read for its combination of tradition and modernism. Two Lips I kissed… Read More Two Lips 💋

Lou Reed

Lou Reed (Louis Firbank) was born on this day, 2nd March 1942.He was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was co-founder and the front man of the rock group the Velvet Underground, a band managed by Andy Warhol.He had also a successful solo career spanning several decades.In 1982, around his 40th birthday, he released… Read More Lou Reed

Auld Lang Syne

“Auld Lang Syne” is a traditional Scottish song with words attributed to the national poet of Scotland, Robert Burns, traditionally used to celebrate the start of the New Year.In 1788 Burns restored this song based on fragments of an old ballad and adding a few verses. He said he had transcribed it from “an old… Read More Auld Lang Syne