The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 60,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 22 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Ooh, I do like WordPress’s report style. Does everybody make theirs public? If not then, thank-you for sharing as some USAmericans say.
Your Dr Earth post had me laughing. Funny critters these “left behind” demographic. “Knight Grand Commander of the Byzantine Order of Holy Sepulchre” eh? Look that up on a search engine and Charalambous seems to be only one variant spelling of a Greek family name. Maybe he has a doppelganger or two out there as well.
I wonder if Dr Earth is familiar with another august personage, Professor Kersey of the Apostolic Episcopal Church and the Abbey Principality of San Luigi? Search that online and who knows where you will end up! Searchlight have certainly reviewed some areas of his work with great interest.
Quite what the fascination with role-playing games is I don’t know, but this this guy Rene Vilatte seems to have been the daddy of them all:
And not forgetting our own Montague Summers of course:
thanks – I hadn’t come across Montague Summers before, he looks like a v interesting character.
I wouldn’t put Charalambous into the same categories as these characters though, apart from a certain taste for fantasy.
I’m sure you’re right. UKIP are long past the Conservative Democratic Alliance days now.
And yet … did you read my post on UKIP and the Monday Club? There is a direct line of succession from those heady days of the late 70s and early 80s, through the today’s UKIP and their Volkssturm, I mean People’s Army.
It’s also noteworthy that the CDA criticised the Tories for their Atlanticist tendencies, something which UKIP are very keen on, as are others in the right of the Tory party now (Fox, Paterson). Perhaps the CDA and UKIP were both outpourings from the hard right of the Conservative party, following the Monday Club’s demise. And while the CDA eventually folded and returned to the fold, UKIP have now flourished.
Welllll … according to the Wiki page CDA did actually pass on the mantle to a new organisation … check it out, hours of fun to be had …
Montague Summers is indeed fascinating. I looked him up on Youtube and found a surprising amount on there, including an interview between Gosling (yes) and er, Bishop Sean Manchester. On vampires amongst other things.
There’s a whole world out there!
ah – Traditional Britain. I hadn’t come across them before – many thanks for the pointer.
There does seem to a long-established nexus between the occult and the far-right. Look at the Nazi’s and their obsession with the occult.