Notes from the Library

Aug 2012

Fri, 31 Aug 2012

And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
                Not shaking the grass.

Ezra Pound

Thu, 30 Aug 2012

Random! Postmodern Bio Blurbs | 3:AM

… there’s a lot to be said for this approach, not the least of which is avoiding bio-blurbs like this: “X lives in New York with her three cats. She makes cookies out of the weirdest things (and they taste REAL GOOD!). Her favourite word is ‘red’ and when it snows she wears sandals.” The only reasonable response to such postmodern narcissism is, firstly, to remind the author that we don’t actually give a damn about his or her personal idiosyncrasies, and, secondly, to ask them to grow up.

I think this applies to Twitter, Facebook and the personal blogosphere too.

Wed, 29 Aug 2012

My Korean vocabulary is now at 100 words or so but it takes me about 10–15 seconds to recall most of them so not too impressive, but once I get better at pronunciation I imagine this will get better. I am learning bits and pieces about grammar from the two different textbooks I am using and I wanted to share a few things which seem to me to be vastly superior to English.

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PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V | YouTube

This is a lot of fun!

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Tue, 28 Aug 2012

PHILOSOPHER-SHAMING

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