Tuesday, April 19, 2011

book vi

It is related of the Socratic philosopher Aristippus that, being shipwrecked and cast ashore on the coast of the Rhodians, he observed geometrical figures drawn thereon,and cried out to his companions: "Let us be of good cheer, for I see the traces of man." With that he made for the city of Rhodes, and went straight to the gymnasium. There he fell to discussing philosophical subjects, and presents were bestowed upon him, so that he could not only fit himself out, but could also provide those who accompanied him with clothing and all other necessities of life. When his companions wished to return to their country and asked him what message he wished them to carry home, he bade them say this: that children ought to be provided with property and resources of a kind that could swim with them even out of a shipwreck.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


- I have technologically upgraded, so my show and tell will be more frequent: k

- i am quitting smoking. cigarettes just taste like burnt popcorn now.

- no more tossing puppies

i sleep with all the lights on because i'm afraid my dream girl will kill me in our enchanted mythical forest home.

art abuse

2011 – ".. the painting is 'very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned ... I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.'

2010 – An art student visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art loses her balance and topples into Pablo Picasso's ‘The Actor,’ leaving a 6in tear

2007 – A woman says that she was so overcome with passion that she couldn’t resist planting a kiss on a painting by U.S. artist Cy Twombly at a gallery in Avignon, France

2007 – A gaggle of drunks broke into the Musee D' Orsay in Paris and slashed a 4in tear into Monet's 1874 Le pont d' Argenteuil – the culprits are still at large

1996 - Student Jubal Brow vomits on Piet Mondrian's Composition with Red and BlueI at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He claims that the incident was intentional

1972 – At the Vatican Michelangelo's Pieta is bludgeoned with a hammer by a man yelling "I am Jesus Christ, risen from the dead!"

Sunday, April 10, 2011

bless yo self

That was a way of putting it--not very satisfactory:
A periphrastic study in a worn out poetical fashion,
Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle
With words and meanings. The poetry does not matter

- ts eliot, four quartets