This is a drawing of my friend Seb from when we were at a dance emporium called ‘Whirl Y Gig’. It is a competition to see who is having the best time.
He finished somewhere in the middle.
sam golding / part-time scribbler / full-time wastrel
Sat-nav and the internets have made maps pretty obsolete things these days, yet in the past they were often considered things of artistic beauty in their own right.
This is (well, was) my attempt at copying a 17th century orbis terrarum drawn by Nicolao Visscher. It was roughly A2 size and after being sketched out in pencil, I was slowly filling it in with black biro.
And then I buggered it up. I got the measurements for the lines of longitude on the central globes a bit wrong, but only discovered this after using biro.
Then I thought I could cut out the globes and use similar paper to fill the gaps instead, but that didn’t work either.
So, I’ve decided to scrap this one and start again, much to my annoyance. Only, to vainly prove to myself that the map isn’t too hard, I’m going to do it TWICE AS BIG as before! AH-HAHA! Your fancy drawing skills have not beaten me yet Mr Nicolao Visscher, you PONCEY FOREIGN BASTARD.
Ann Widdecombe is a really horrible woman who during her lifetime as an MP has pushed for lots regressive and discriminatory acts, especially aimed at restricting the freedoms of women and homosexuals. She also stands by the Catholic Church’s extremely damaging lies suggesting condoms help the spread of AIDS. She should be challenged and despised for these reasons, and these alone, not the fact that she’s fairly unattractive and a virgin.