Archive for February, 2009

February 28, 2009

“Kak davno ya ne byla v Sankt-Peterburge…”

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February 28, 2009

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February 28, 2009

Loveable.

“I Think It Was Derrida Who Said There Is No Such Thing As Actual, Empirical Truth”

February 27, 2009

This morning, I rewarded myself with a reviewing of “The Thick of It,” one of the best things I know.

Brings back fond memories of the months I spent as a fly on the wall of British politics three years ago. The day before I started work, the party leader stepped down after disclosing his alcoholism; this was soon eclipsed by news of the coprophilic gay ménage à trois one of his would-be replacements was conducting.

As P. put it at the time:

Q: “What do Charles Kennedy and Mark Oaten have in common?”

A: “They both like to get shit-faced!”

But I digress.

The show is little-known among my American friends. But all six of its episodes are on YouTube. So, in the spirit of the day, I thought I’d share.

If this post introduces “The Thick of It” to one person who needs it, my blog will have been a success.

Oh, To Be A Spanish Grandfather…

February 27, 2009

coat

From the divine “Cor de la Ciutat.” (Hat-tip: L.)

Jane Campion, Where Are You When We Need You?

February 27, 2009

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February 22, 2009

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February 22, 2009

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February 22, 2009

“…the King, who was also blind… refused to accept his condition; and everyone remembers the innocent deception he frequently practiced with his glasses at the Opéra…”

~Nadar, When I Was A Photographer

February 22, 2009

Few things unnerve me more than failing to relocate internet content. I still dream of a certain black-and-white photograph I saw years ago, a shot of a pile of silvery Amazonian fish that looked tantalizingly like a Heda still-life…

There are happy endings too, of course. It took me a while, but this video’s safely back in the corral.