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December 16, 2007

Losing one's marbles: It's a Monday

  • There are two kinds of histories, book/daddy was once taught: They're either beads on a string or marbles in a jar. They either connect events, teleologically, or they accumulate them, layer them.

    What, then, of a history of histories?

  • Speaking of history, book/daddy once had a lingering, adolescent interest in esoteric thought -- it comes from being taught by Jesuits. Until, that is, he read Robert Anton Wilson That just about cured any interest in Freemasons, conspiracies, Anton LaVey and Aleister Crowley, an interest definitely not revived by National Treasure or From Hell.

    But some people still seem to think Zoroaster and the Knights Templar were behind everything.

  • In case you find yourself in such a horrible position: how to explain Ayn Rand to an Ayn Rand-nut/bookstore customer. Courtesy of librarian.net

  • New lessons in how to read the body, notably such messages as "Get outta here!" and "Oh ... mah ... Gawd!" Courtesy of The Valve.

    Posted by jweeks at December 16, 2007 6:44 PM

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