Archive for the 'History' Category
My mother kept an email correspondence going with her cousin Reck for about ten years, until shortly before he passed this past spring. I have just edited 150 pages of it (it’s 800 pages in total) being the portion just before and just after Obama was elected. IT IS AMAZING. They talk about politics and [...]
To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, [...]
And now, “That is a strange method of locomotion” comes to mind. Easter Island statues ‘go for a little walk’. Scroll down til you get to the movie.
Ha. Supplemental: Getting on and staying on are two different things. On another subject entirely = with Scott to the Pole.
Drinking at a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, Jack McCall notices Wild Bill Hickok playing poker at a corner table. Then he calmly walks over to the table and blows a wide hole in the back of Hickok’s head with a .45 revolver. The professional gambler and onetime lawman was holding a pair of Aces [...]
Thanks to the magic of the internet. Oh people of Egypt, tell the army that you’ll split the difference of all the money you recover from Mubarak. That man needs to sit in front of a judge.
Last night at the Vogue, Eno gave an illustrated talk (with some truly charming and useful on the spot illustrations) about art and his relationship to it. A number of interesting points came up, most of which will probably lose their sharpness for you because they were filtered through me. He said that English is [...]
Harlem in the 30′s.
That’s how many were detonated across the earth by the time I was born.
And hell yeah.
RIP, you stoutly crazy old bugger.
He rented me “A Midwife’s Tale” an American Experience documentary. OMG it was SOOOOOOO GOOOOOD. Really. I can think of many people who need to see this. He and I and Keith watched it.
This is an interesting little squib, from Ovid to Austen.