Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Temple Dancer

Uliana Lopatkina as Nikiya, The Temple Dancer, in “La Bayadere”.



    (September, 2011)

    “Words and Thoughts of Words”

    Which of the following quotations evince(s)organized, logical thought?

    “After seizing upon the host of pasterns evident (but not wholly preoccupied) through a skewed layering of a commodicus Vicus of recirculation, we can astutely descry the pining outbursts of leafing smotherings, in and of themselves; anxiously, if not entirely without which we might survive in pairs, with buttocks undivided but intact; and serve altogether in blissful union together, noting no newcomers on the yonder to soil – nay, embarrass – the nescience of the stars.”

    -- “Glindarooney,” the essay-writing computer (given the text of Joyce’s “Finnegins Wake”) at the University of Iowa

    “Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”

    --James Joyce

    “What members of ARA and SAM try to do is infuse what they have learned about the current situation, bring the words of that formidable roster on the face of Butler Library, names like Thoreau, Jefferson, and Whitman, to bear on the twisted logic of which we are today a part.”

    --Barack Hussein Obama

  2. What? Nothing by William Eddins?

    I accuse you of being rascist!