Romans! You know the Romans, eh? Not people that live in Rome, now. The olden days Romans. With their centurions and their sandals and their throwing the Christians to the lions, oh yeah, gladiators, but not like Mel Gibson, he's a knob and anything he believes is automatically wrong. Yeah, the Romans, we did them at school. Did they have baths? I rather think they did. I don't want to say too much about them or I'll start getting them mixed up with the Greeks. Anyway, we learned all kinds of exciting stuff, but it seems that that wasn't the half of it. I saw a headline that said "Headless Romans in England Came From "Exotic" Locales?" Wow! Never mind where they came from! Headless Romans? We never heard about those! Why am I imagining one of them going about swinging a sword? I wouldn't think that that goes with the territory of being headless. I wouldn't think that if I had no head I'd automatically start swinging a sword around, and I don't think it's because I'm not a Roman. I'm glad I'm not headless. I like having a head. I wonder why the word 'exotic' in the headline is in scare quotes in the headline? Perhaps it's because of the idea the the concept of exoticness is in itself a bit racist, dusky maidens and all that. I don't get the impression that these headless Romans were dusky maidens. It says that some of them 'likely' came from as far away as Eastern Europe. Is Eastern Europe exotic? Why don't Lilt adverts feature scenes from Gdansk then?
According to an infuriating story Emotion Processing In Brain Is Influenced by Color of Ambient Light, Study Suggests. Why is it infuriating? Apparently they listened to angry voices or neutral voices while being exposed to blue or green light. With the blue light some responses were increased in the brain and some interactions were too. But - was this a good thing or a bad thing? Was it "hey, I'm all together about this angry voice and it's not going to get me down" or was it "waah, this neutral voice makes me so sad?" I would have bought a blue light bulb when I was out if I'd known, but I couldn't take the risk, maybe I'd have been better off with a green one.
And finally, the leader of Harrogate Borough Council has defended his decision to go to a fancy dress party as Adolf Hitler. It was a bit of fun. He is cross that the images were taken from his Facebook page. He said that was a total violation of his privacy. That's an interesting use of the word 'privacy' there. Personally I like to keep the things that I publish and things that are private separate, I find it similar that way. If I take some private candid photographs of myself and publish them, on my Facebook page, or on billboards, or in a full page ad in Take A Break, people might ger the wrong idea and think they weren't private.
It Is What It Is is a well-kept secret, but it's not private. You can tell who you like. But it's your responsibility. Perhaps show it to someone you want rid of? If you want rid of them they must be rubbish, and probably wouldn't appreciate it and would think it was strange, so it might work. Anyway, I must get on - wine night!
that's all from me for now
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