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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 10 (February 1, 1930)

Astronomy and Gastronomy

Astronomy and Gastronomy.

The liver, dear reader, is to Gastronomy what the sun is to Astronomy; spots on the sun and spots on the liver are equally conducive to “deucive” disturbances. Life owes more to the liver than the “liver” realises, but when Time slips onward as smoothly as an untailored banana, do you tender a vote of thanks to your liver, or do you feel that the phenomenon is merely another proof that you are an ultraviolet ray and a beacon in the night?

On the other hand, have you ever considered to what extent the rise and fall of notions, the cries and crises of nations have been influenced by the aforesaid porous appendage? Do you not see the writing on the liver? Cannot you envisage the hysterical effect of this apparently innocuous piece of physiological furniture on hapless humanity?

Is not your imagination fired so that you perceive a pageant of liveried livers leaping up from the beginning of the past, each laying a brick on the House of History before each in turn outlives its license as a liveree and becomes a dyer?