The conditions of a solitary bird are five:
The first, that it flies to the highest point;
The second, that it does not suffer for company, not even of its own kind;
The third, that it aims its beak to the skies;
The fourth, that it does not have a definite color;
The fifth, that it sings very softly
calybonos: Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? We gonna do some Jägerbombs or what?
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i am hatstand:
Lord Calybonos of Wire, lives in the ancestral residence, Calybonos House....a Palladian palace completed in 1735, the house and gardens occupy 26.33 hectares, and were created mainly by architect and landscape designer William Kent, which included a 100 meter mud bath, adorned at each end with sculptures representing Venus in flagrante delicto with the first Duke Calybonos. During the 19th century the house fell into decline, and for a time was rented out by the Calybonos family. It was used as an asylum (mental hospital).
Calybonos House retains a large live-in staff: a butler, under butler, groom of the chambers, valet, three footmen, a housekeeper, the Duchess's maid, 11 housemaids, two sewing women, a cook, two kitchen maids, a vegetable maid, two or three scullery maids, two stillroom maids, a dairy maid, six laundry maids and the Duchess's secretary. Alongside the live-in staff, there is a daily staff that includes: the odd man, upholsterer, scullery-maid, two scrubbing women, laundry porter, steam boiler man, coal man, two porter's lodge attendants, two night firemen, night porter, two window cleaners, and a team of joiners, plumbers and electricians.
Recently, when asked for comment on how he manages to maintain such an opulent and remarkable residence, Lord Calybonos replied:
"Who are you....who is this person that interrupts my morning ablutions...where is my arse man with my cotton wool....?"
he then preceeded to bemoan his bad luck for being caught up in a "pissing contest between God and the devil".....