Serpent's Egg

The Eroticism of Fat Men

Hitler’s Fart Contest

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Paris’s Gare du Nord to get ‘Plan Botox’ facelift

  Plan to modernise the Parisian equivalent of St Pancras announced on the 150th anniversary of its construction The Gare Du Nord in its glory days By David Chazan, Paris … Continue reading

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Scene from „The Serpents egg (Das Schlangenei) (3)

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MEPs to vote on EU ‘ban on all forms of pornography’

  MEPs will next week vote on a “ban on all forms of pornography” including censorship of the internet in a bid to “eliminate gender stereotypes” that demean women. Three … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Porn without borders’ is key benefit of EU, says French MEP

  Comment made by Joseph Daul, head of European parliament’s biggest conservative group, when asked how to convince young people to vote in the upcoming EU Parliament elections Joseph Daul Photo: … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Apple’s censorship was just a storm in a D-cup

A skirmish between Apple and a French publisher over a risque book cover hardly recalls the censorship battles of the past Anna Baddeley The Observer, Sunday 13 April 2014 La femme: … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

In a delightful little essay on transience

“In a delightful little essay on transience, written, it is important to observe, during the senseless carnage that was the First World War, Freud argued that while all beauty ‘is … Continue reading

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Freud, then, long remained hospitable to the pleasures of the senses

“Freud, then, long remained hospitable to the pleasures of the senses. He expressed some sympathy for Horace’s dictum carpe diem—”seize the day”—a philosophical defence of grasping the pleasure of the … Continue reading

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Venetian separatists ask Rome for their embassy back

  The Venetian independence movement wants to use Rome’s iconic Palazzo Venezia as their embassy, following an unofficial ‘referendum’ in which a majority of voters backed separating from Italy Far … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Retronauting’: why we can’t stop sharing old photographs

Vintage pictures shared online by accounts such as Retronaut, HistoryInPix and IndiaHistoryPic capture moments gone for ever, but as vividly as the here-and-now. It’s a heady mix of nostalgia and … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

In the tumult of his conflicting inclinations he had lost all guiding will-power and moral perception

“In the tumult of his conflicting inclinations, he had lost all guiding will-power and moral perception. Will, in abdicating had yielded the sceptre to instinct and the aesthetic sense was … Continue reading

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