~Bathroom Quote (Art of dedication) Sadly, from east to west libraries of hard copy newspapers and magazines are disappearing ... One step forward two steps backwards ...
Remember to give thanks for the forgotten writers. `Scarcely Known But By the Catalogue'
Also thanks go to regional ABC stations that are not peppered with yuppies who create news and talk shows about nothing ... Just overheard on Illawarra radio that the steel pipes and rails coming in from Spain has holes in filled with car body materials and painted over. Steel from China is even worse.... issues steel even from Australia has false paperwork
A caller said that in some steel pipes from India holes have been filled in with plaster of paris...
What we see as the clear-cut dichotomy between “the writing of imagination and the writing of fact” doesn’t exist in many languages, and in others the equivalent distinction is drawn along somewhat different lines The Guardian
Imaginative writing will improve as the cyborg heart aims to replace the diseased heart altogether ... MEdia Dragons are Acquiring New HeartsNielsen – “The difference between an 18-year-old and a 34-year-old is often like night and day. From where they live to what they wear to how much discretionary income they take home, a vast array of differences exist within what is often portrayed as a monolithic group of consumers. Likewise, according to Nielsen’s Q4 2015 Total Audience Report, Millennials’ don’t have a uniform media palate.
Glazing Chandlers is an intellectual loner by temperament and design. Also because he possesses that rare thing: a willingness to change his mind...
In the race of human life, always back self-interest ..
Ancient stories and traditions that have been passed down over centuries by word-of-mouth might not appear to be the obvious subject matter for a medium that thrives on novelty and speed Folkloric Touches via Gurals
…Dante’s fame as a necromancer is also in a certain sense documented.
Such notoriety shouldn’t be surprising. For one thing, he had a reputation as an expert in astrology, and we know that this discipline could easily spill over into magical and necromantic practices. And then, above all, he was famous after the publication of Inferno for having descended live into the realms of the afterlife and for having encountered devils there, the souls of the damned, and having spoken to them. It must have been a rumor widely spread and also disturbing. It seems, according to Boccaccio, that the women who used to pass him in the street would say to each other: Look, “he who goes into Hell, and returns whenever he likes, and brings back news of those who are down there…”
How to read The Divine Comedy. Few of us any longer try to tackle what the poet called his versi strani strange verses. But patience pays off
Digital memory is ubiquitous and inexpensive yet unimaginably fragile. Result: The history of the 21st century will be riddled with silences ...
What happened to the demons that beset me?
I'm breathing easily, not like before.
I'll go and let them have some blood for testing,
and give a bit more blood to sign this poem.
~Dedicated to Jan Palach
Zack Beauchamp reports:
On Friday morning, a US air strike killed Abu Alaa al-Afri, a senior leader in ISIS, whom the US says it considers the organization’s second-ranked leader.
As some Twitter wags noted, this all hearkens back to a 2006 Onion article, “Eighty Percent Of Al-Qaeda No. 2s Now Dead.”
Above the Law, Professor Resigns After Accusations Of Sleeping With Students
“‘Her poetry achieves that joyful and rare thing,’ one literary commentator said last week. ‘It is of high literary merit and also accessible.'” The Observer (UK)
“One of the best conversations [Bill] Walton and I had during our two days together consisted entirely of listing the rivers in Oregon.” (NYT)
"...attempts at difference had the opposite effect to the one intended. For they emphasized that, in the midst of this randomness, you saw only the one identical expression: eyes staring into the distance, and lips held firmly shut as though against some pervasive infection Our people had collectively solved their shared problem, which was how to keep the mask in place, while showing that it is only a mask. People collaborated in the great deception, so as not to be deceived."
Notes from (czech) underground by Roger Scruton
Matt Hackett & Casey Neistat’s social platform strips away self-editing.
An app is reshaping how we interact with the content we want to pay attention to