Whelping Day Approaches!

by angeliska on January 8, 2005

Ah, so- my birthday is the day after tomorrow,
and I am so excited, I could just pee!
But, for the sake of my trousers, and this chair-
I will attempt to restrain myself.
If you find yourself in the area,
and would like to celebrate with me-
we’ll be dining at Rasputin on St. Charles Avenue
around 8:00 pm, and then retiring to the parlour
for cake and frolics afterwards.

Incidentally, I realized after I made those reservations
that Rasputin (the man, not the restaurant)
and I share a birthday.. Shocking, eh?
I was also born on the same day as Andreas Vesalius:

As well as Pat Benatar, Linda Lovelace and Sal Mineo.

All these folks all kicked the bucket on January 10th:

  •  Carolus Linnaeus (d. NS 1778)
  • Buffalo Bill (d. 1917)
  • Dashiell Hammett (d. 1961)
  • Coco Chanel (d. 1971)
  • Howlin’ Wolf (d. 1976)

And these things occurred on January 10th:

  • Templars suppressed in Britain, 1308
  • UK declares war on King of Kandy, 1815
  • Tomb of Cleopatra discovered, 1890
  • World War I ends with ratification of Treaty of Versailles, 1920
  • Metropolis 1st shown, Berlin, 1926
  • 1st cartoon appearance of Tintin, 1929
  • Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford divorced, US, 1935
  • 2000 die when Niragong erupts, Zaïre, 1977
  • Full diplomatic relations with Vatican restored after 116 years, US, 1984
  • Kissing while driving made illegal, Italy, 1993

Golly! And so, to commemorate that fateful date,
as well as the anniversary of my whelping
(here’s the part where I get shameless..)
and yet had not the slightest inkling of
what on earth would make me do a little dance-
um, well… Just to give you an idea:

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia

by Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasiliev, Alexei Plutser-Sarno

Karl Blossfeldt : Art Forms In Nature – The Complete Edition

-Georges Bataille, Karl Blossfeldt

Or, a musical saw would make me pretty damn happy.
Just in case you were wondering.
Actually, what I probably need most
is a just sound spanking and a stiff drink.
And that’s probably exactly
what I will get!

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