Friday, July 07, 2006

Spirit of Ecstasy

The Spirit of Ecstasy is the name for the statue that adorns the front of every Rolls Royce. It was designed in 1911 by Charles Robinson Sykes and behind it is a story of forbidden love, social injustice and unrequieted feeling. It was modelled on a lady called Eleanor Thornton and you'll no doubt wish to read more at http://www.darkforce.com/royce/ecstacy.htm

The silver lady epitomises quality, craftsmanship and timeless elegance. Not to be outdone however, I am designing my own symbol to adorn our headed notepaper and the new school gates. I shall call it the Spirit of Idiocy and behind it is a tale of anti-social behaviour, foolishness and downright stupidity. In short, a celebration of ignorance.

It will be modelled on Shazney from Year 10, next time she comes into school.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, I'm guessing we are not likely to see it then!

D.S. said...

Just found your blog_many thanks for the laughs!

Anonymous said...

shazney from year 10? it won't be very aerodynamic then...

deeply pissed off teacher said...

just ordered your book from the amazon click through at the top of the page. i like the excerpt they've got on amazon (click on 'see all reviews')
very droll and very familiar. do you teach at our school???!! lol
great stuff

Anonymous said...

ecstaSy by the way