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"What can we make of these hells and heavens, devils and gods? …
East Egg is presented as heaven because Nick is being true to Gatsby’s original vision of it as the goal of his son-of-God visions. The valley of ashes, where the enormous, brooding eyes of Eckleburg parody those of the creative spirit of God … [it[ is literally a place where God is absent except as “an advertisement”.  Purgatory is set squarely in the world’s most glamorous city, the city which “seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world”. The world itself, [represented by] West Egg, moves, as we have seen, from Edenic innocence to the odor of… mortality, only at the end to move again and assume the very qualities which earlier had been associated with the “heaven” of East Egg.”

- The Sewanee Review, Summer 1970

"The catcher, in fact, wants to be caught, the saviour saved.”

"The catcher, in fact, wants to be caught, the saviour saved.”

sudo-rm—rf:

mfred:

girl-detective:

cutlerish:

Say no more, mon amour!

We musn’t dwell. No, not today. Not on Rex Manning Day!

Yes. Rex Manning Day is April 8th. Glue those quarters down, join GWAR and mark your calendars, folks.

What’s with today today?

I thought his name was Warren.

You *did* have hair when you went in there, right?

Damn the man. Save the empire!

WINTER IS COMING… Season 4 of Game Thrones premieres on Sunday and woe to anyone who tries to talk to me at 10:00 pm (EDT).
Because the dragons are growing and becoming … unruly, we thought it would be interesting to look into the dragon myth and how it may have evolved from an observation of weather patterns in general and RAINBOWS in particular.
"The claim that dragons evolved from rainbows rests upon … underlying modern scientific explanations. Far from being the product of a capricious imagination, the dragon was mentally constructed in many parts of the world as a by-product of 1. meticulously accurate observations of weather phenomena, and 2. an earnest but unsuccessful attempt to grasp the causality of natural events, particularly those relating to rainfall. The dragon thus stands as one of the supremely instructive examples of convergent evolution in the symbolic life of the mind."  - Anthropos, 2000
May you all continue growing strong and never forget that a Lannister pays his debts.
(I am so excited.)

WINTER IS COMING… Season 4 of Game Thrones premieres on Sunday and woe to anyone who tries to talk to me at 10:00 pm (EDT).

Because the dragons are growing and becoming … unruly, we thought it would be interesting to look into the dragon myth and how it may have evolved from an observation of weather patterns in general and RAINBOWS in particular.

"The claim that dragons evolved from rainbows rests upon … underlying modern scientific explanations. Far from being the product of a capricious imagination, the dragon was mentally constructed in many parts of the world as a by-product of 1. meticulously accurate observations of weather phenomena, and 2. an earnest but unsuccessful attempt to grasp the causality of natural events, particularly those relating to rainfall. The dragon thus stands as one of the supremely instructive examples of convergent evolution in the symbolic life of the mind."  - Anthropos, 2000

May you all continue growing strong and never forget that a Lannister pays his debts.

(I am so excited.)

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THE BEST.

The end.

File this one under “who knew?!” - Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were not only founding fathers, but huge Shakespeare fans and travel buddies:
"In April I786 Adams recorded in his Diary an account of the trip he and Jefferson made to Stratford-upon-Avon. Among other tourist attractions they were shown, “an old wooden chair in the chimney corner where [Shakespeare] sat. We cut off a chip according to custom. A mulberry tree that he planted has been cut down, and is carefully preserved for sale.” The note expresses disappointment that nothing is “preserved of this great genius which is worth knowing; nothing which might inform us what education, what company, what accident, turned his mind to letters and the drama”, and concludes with the observation that Shakespeare’s “wit, fancy, his taste, and judgment, his knowledge of nature, of life and character, are immortal.”

File this one under “who knew?!” - Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were not only founding fathers, but huge Shakespeare fans and travel buddies:

"In April I786 Adams recorded in his Diary an account of the trip he and Jefferson made to Stratford-upon-Avon. Among other tourist attractions they were shown, “an old wooden chair in the chimney corner where [Shakespeare] sat. We cut off a chip according to custom. A mulberry tree that he planted has been cut down, and is carefully preserved for sale.” The note expresses disappointment that nothing is “preserved of this great genius which is worth knowing; nothing which might inform us what education, what company, what accident, turned his mind to letters and the drama”, and concludes with the observation that Shakespeare’s “wit, fancy, his taste, and judgment, his knowledge of nature, of life and character, are immortal.”

A Rough Couple of Weeks

You guys. I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting. But I had this weird back pain that morphed into aggressive abdominal pain and actually turned out to be acute appendicitis, so I had to get an emergency appendectomy two weeks ago. Then, last week, after taking antibiotics for seven days, I had a fairly aggressive allergic reaction to said antibiotics and was thus laid low again.

And then last night I watched the “How I Met Your Mother” finale. 

I was really hoping this week was going to be better.