March 31st, 2010

Tea-drinker par excellence

Thomas Cochrane

Just reading the Wikipedia article on Cochrane and this made me laugh:

In 1810, Sir Francis Burdett, a Member of Parliament and political ally, had barricaded himself in his home at Piccadilly, London, resisting arrest by the House of Commons. Cochrane went to assist Burdett's defence of the house. His approach to this, however, was essentially similar to the approach he had taken in defending forts against enemy attack and would have led to numerous deaths amongst the arresting officers and at least partial destruction of Burdett's house, along with much of Piccadilly. On realising what Cochrane planned, Burdett and his allies took steps to end the siege.

Should he be played by Brian Blessed?
Tea-drinker par excellence

Scary feet

On the back cover of this week's Economist is an advert for Vuiton, it's a photograph of Annie Lebovitz and Mikhail Baryshnikov in her studio. The bag is centre stage as you'd expect, but right next to it are Baryshnikov's scary feet.

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