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How not to paint the royal portrait

A portrait of King Charles II, attributed to Thomas Hawker

attributed to Thomas Hawker, oil on canvas, circa 1680

This to me is not a portrait of a king you’d want to obtain an audience with. Continue reading

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Mad meditation #1: Cannibalism

Scary Google

The problem with search engines, apart from their changing their logo into a form less appealing than the previous one, is that you can get hooked onto a macabre and random topic by accident. Cannibalism, to be specific. After coming across an article when reading about Queen Elizabeth II last Wednesday which cited and dismissed the claims from outcast philosopher Hubert Humdinger that the Queen was a cannibal, I was intrigued and decided to delve a little deeper into the history of cannibalism. Continue reading