In Roman community baths, it was customary for men to stand and applaud when a well-endowed peer entered the water.
why are men so weird everywhere always (x)
i just imagined this and cannot stop laughing
I wonder if the women did the same…I’d like a world where it’s acceptable to go into the public bath houses and no one gives a fuck that you’re naked. Better yet you feel liberated enough to comment on how nice someone looks today, and not feel awkward about the nice comment.
Like oh hi Domica, your hair looks nice today.
Well thank you, you know I was just thinking I wish I had your hips, no really, you’re so lucky. And Mav, gosh her belly is just so cute. Don’t even get me started on Cornellia’s breasts, Venus incarnate right there. Ah well, at least I’ve got nice thighs.
"That’s the nicest vuvla I’ve seen all week, Lucia what is your secret?!"
Something Nicky wrote for Wayne Murray.
They’re a band you can make (and break) friendships over, that form instant understandings. You scope someone wearing a ‘Little Baby Nothing’ T-shirt or a leopard-print blouse, and you just know they’re going to be alright. Probably batshit-crazy, but….alright
NME - 8th October 2011: The Manics 25th Anniversary Special (via askygoneonfire
I was quite shocked when James showed me ‘Next Jet to Leave Moscow’ because it just read like one of my lyrics,” says Wire. “James is normally more humane in his lyrics and this was quite sarky and just fucking nasty.
wronqnumber said: Hey I saw the Manics badges you made, do you sell them? Like obviously not those exact ones but yeah... If not, would you be able to make one for me and I'll pay you for it or we could do a trade or something?
Hello! And thank you - someone wanting to buy something I’ve made is a huge compliment!
I haven’t tried to sell them but would definitely be willing to make you - or anyone else interested - something for the cost of materials and postage. Do you want to message me again and let me know what you might want/size and I’ll give you a price?
"I’d rather live in total misery until I’m 150 than die.”
- Nicky Wire, February 1996.
Futurology’s undoubtedly got a different sound to previous albums. Was it deliberate, or as a consequence of the Euro-centred lyrics?
Yes. Started buying 70s/80s electronica off eBay to get an authentic analogue feel.
Whose is that wonderful voice on The Last Time I Saw Paris? How did she…
Postal survey from Sean Moore.
The man is awesome.
Many thanks to @facelessmillions for being brave enough to ask.
askygoneonfire gave me the nudge to write it. It’s been over 10 years since I last did one. I can never cope with it ;)
I’m so glad you did it and so amped he completed it! What a love.
On losing his virginity; “I was 18. It was a reasonably pleasurable experience, actually. It was one of those slipped-in-by-accident things. And I ended up marrying her.”
Nicky Wire (Vox, October 1996).
Lolz, true love.
At first, Nicky Wire was very pleased. Eating cake and all.
Later, he started tearing a lemon, LIKE A PRO.
The interviewer asked some random and awkward questions.
Then he had to do some extremely complicated chicken-stuffing.
He also had to dip it in eggs and other alien stuff…
… which was kinda gross, so he washed his hands.
Then he was allowed to eat again - And Nicky Wire was once again pleased.
A reminder of the wonderful things we might enjoy this Sunday on Sunday Brunch on Channel 4. Happy days