I Loved You, Kim Jong-Il Looking At Things

Freedom of Speech

I read this morning that Kim Jong-Il had died, and the news filled me with terrible sadness. Not because I have any affection whatsoever for North Korea's Dear Leader, but because his passing marks the death of my favourite internet blog.

Useless?

Oct 07, 2011

"We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless."

– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Alongside the Qu'ran, Shakespeare and the Bible, the artful words of Oscar Wilde regularly top lists of the most quoted quotations, turning up in wedding speeches, school…