Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2010 at 10:04 pm (coincidence, friends, mood, poetry, T. S. Eliot, too many tags)

Since it’s Ash Wednesday I thought I’d post some clips of T. S. Eliot reading one of his more depressing poems. Guess what it’s called.

Part One:

Part Two:

It seemed appropriate to post since a good friend of mine doesn’t particularly feel like striving to do anything today.

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Sounds awfully familiar….

April 25, 2008 at 10:47 am (8-bit, coincidence, comedy, friends, nostalgia, too many tags, Uncategorized, video games)

I suppose it’s time to get back on the wagon. The Mogwai post will be coming on a Monday in the near future folks. You can decide whether it’s mellifluent or not.

Anyway. For those of you who are missing a certain someone and can’t wait a week or so to hear the dulcet tones of his voice, I’d suggest watching a few of these Let’s Play videos by one Deceased Crab:

Besides being entertaining all on his own, Mr. Crab sounds much like my good friend Jon. It wasn’t until the gentleman mentioned there was a feline in his presence that I was certain that this wasn’t who I had suspected was behind the numerous humorous clips.

For those of you who don’t know, Let’s Play is where one vicariously experiences a video game, be it via console or PC, through the recordings of another player. Some are good, most are not. In my opinion Deceased Crab is one of the best LPers around. I can’t help but think though that the similarity of his voice, humor and wit to a friend I haven’t seen in nearly two years has a lot to do with my assessment.

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April is the cruelest month…

April 25, 2007 at 11:11 pm (coincidence, poetry, T. S. Eliot, Umberto Eco, writers)

Today I went to Chapters and picked up Umberto Eco’s latest piece of fiction, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, and was delighted to discover that the character’s adventures arise on the same day I began to read them.

The Mysterious Flame excites me due to the fact that it’s an Eco book with an amnesiac as a main character, but especially since it’s illustrated with a plethora of European magazine and comic clippings. In full color! And they’re actually foot-noted!

My “plan” is to read this twice in a row, first by my lonesome and then with the aid of this wiki. These annotations will aid me with Eco’s notorious intertextuality and, at a glance, they appear to be more fully illustrated than the book. Plenty of translations, photography, paintings, maps, and stamps to inform me of Man’s barren memory. Eco says this is his last piece of fiction so I’m gonna milk it for all it’s worth.

April, since it is so cruel, is also poetry month and I’ve been trying to work up the nerve to post something of mine, whether it be old or new. Only five days left. We’ll see.

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