“Maybe competition from responsible gays would revive opposite-sex marriage.”
QotD courtesy of William Safire (June 30, NYT).
Toutomoutochan used the most remarkable word, as recently as last evening – “Discipline.” Discipline. ……. Discipline. It has that exciting mouth feel which all new words have. In context (??!) “I try to write every day (for the discipline).”
It sounds uncomfortable, actually, hanging over my tongue a little longer than it should. Dangeours even. Like it could roll back down my throat and choke me.
Saying it is almost like acknowledging cause and effect. Being ::shudder:: pro-active?
I’m such a follower.
Every day, you say?
What is this writing thing, anyway?
Now reading! That’s more like it!
Its been a reading morning. Pillows, books, warm bodies piled high on the bed. The papasan is currently on end in the dining room (its a summer arrangement), so the bed. We have Noam Chomsky’s Pirates and Emperors, Old and New, as a nod to Tuesday’s screening of Power and Terror. The introduction begins with a parable of sorts. St. Agustine, telling the story of Alexander the Great and a pirate, discussing the difference between pirates and emporers. Its all in the scale, you know.
Warm and fuzzy!
First hand accounts are all fine and good, but what is it about a story of a story. Of a story? Of a….. That recognizes itself, above all else. The more removed, the more reflective (or is that reflexive) the more drawn in I feel. Even a fictional narrator. Its not just breaking the fourth wall. Its the illusion of dialogue which accompanies that. Engagement. Sympathy.
This just in! David Bowie, live, on DNTO this Saturday. 4-5. Can you stand it? (Of course not).
Elsewhere in the world, rotten.com has put together a fun little collection of quirk, cult and fringe topics. http://www.rotten.com/library More of a pop encyclopedia than a library, but with a gazillion entries, who’s complaining?
Is “Metrosexual” supposed to be gender identity, orientation, or some confused muddle of the two. A classification for “Striaght boys who like moisturizer” seems excessive, even by current marketing standards, yes? ::plaintive::
But the spots are funny =P http://www.uemedia.com/CPC/article_2690.shtml