Friday, February 26, 2010

A Palinurean Year?

"Pascal and Leonardi dominate because when they died they were the same age as Palinurus (thirty-nine)," says Cyril Connolly in his introduction to The Unquiet Grave. Let's add to this that Borges was thirty-nine when he hit his head and was nearly killed by sepsis. Today, I, too, turn thirty-nine. I have been looking forward to it.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Pangrammar 2.0

"Flarf is to poetry what Wikipedia is to philosophy."

Some implications:

Flarf is to power what Wikipedia is to knowledge.
Flarf is to ethics what Wikipedia is to epistemology.

Remember that Wikipedia is "the encyclopedia that anyone can edit."

Homework assignment: Editing is to philosophy what ________ is to poetry.
Extra credit: Anyone is to philosophy what _________ is to poetry.

(Hint: The subject is to poetry what the object is to philosophy.)