Sunday, July 5, 2009


So I went and enjoyed the quintessential Chicago Pizza and was struck by the blending of ages in the restaurant. I don't know what the kitchen looked like but I'd like to imagine there are the original old ovens which have baked a billion and one delectable gastronomic delights.

The bar itself, the wall decor and accouterments haven't changed in the 20 years since I first began frequenting the establishment.

However, what I did see in the facilities was an interesting amalgamation of time periods. The floor and wall tiling were very old possibly original, while the toilet and sink apparatuses had the look of late-60's, early 70's and then came the item which stood out in stark contrast. Recently affixed to the wall was a Dyson Airblade.

It's quite neat and does an excellent job at drying hands but, more than that I often enjoy seeing structures in flux and it reminded me of my trip to Paris (and subsequent European trips) and the 1000+ years of a city in constant use and therefore ever changing whilst the old stands alongside the new.

1 comment:

stuart said...

I am writing this post to all atheists who have a vested interest in debunking the myth of Jesus Christ. I am sorry if it bothers anyone that I am not continue the discussions that are going on your blog. Please contact me at the email address below and I promise I will never post on your blog again.

Here's what's up. A number of fundamentalist Christian blogs have come out swinging against a new book by Stephan Huller called the Real Messiah. The most recent being:

But there are many others. The only allies he seems to have on the web are a bunch of Jewish bloggers who like him because his mother was a Frankist (see wikipedia for more about this sect).

In any event Huller's book presents evidence that a two thousand year old throne in Venice proves that Jesus was not and never claimed to be the messiah.

Huller is going to appear on CNN in two weeks as part of his promotion of the book. As a big fan of his work I wanted to alert my fellow bloggers about this interview and have as many of us who have read the book to direct questions which challenge the existence of God and the whole Christian-fascist paradigm.

If you are interested in getting more information about his appearance please contact me at If you haven't read the book here is a blog posting to familiarize yourself with his basic points when you do the phone in show:

Thanks again