A few dregs lurking in corners of my Word Pad:
Came across these words in a comment thread recently and thought...HUH?
"mene mene tekel upharsin"
Turns out the simple way of saying this is "the writing's on the wall".
For a full explanation and biblical origin of the phrase see www.gotquestions.org
and Wikipedia :
Cassius Marcellus Clay (October 19, 1810 – July 22, 1903), nicknamed the "Lion of White Hall", was a Kentucky planter and politician who worked for the abolition of slavery.
I live and learn - whether on or off the ecliptic!
On our recent wander in Texas I added to my collection of vintage Austin Productions sculptures with this one - at a bargain price. It's "Guitarist" by David Fisher (1980).
cat cafés - who knew?
Cat cafés are quite popular in Japan, with Tokyo being home to 58 cat cafés as of 2015.
A nice slideshow of photographs from one such is HERE
Cartoon by Gahan Wilson - telling the hard truth!