Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordsausage

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  1. Whoa. It is *way* too early for me to be drinking enough to absorb that.

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  2. this reminds me of ctheory. you might submit it to them. I think they'd get a kick out of the typewritten medium.
    http://www.ctheory.net/home.aspx

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  3. And, most importantly, what was this typed on? I'm picking up a Remington-ish vibe.

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  4. Wonderful thoughts, especially the "wordsausage" bit, and the idea of the skeleton not being the same as the body.

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  5. Some readers have said they like the philosophical bits in my blog. I figured this unrevised thoughtstream would either cure them of that, or keep them satisfied for a while. (Thanks, Joe.)

    If you want a visual illustration of what I'm saying, look no further than the background illustration for this blog. (People never seem to comment on the backgrounds.)

    Oh -- it was typed on my Royal KMM, while sitting on my porch in the twilight after a bike ride through the cemetery.

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  6. Oh, I do like the background illustration - I assumed it was a continuation (theme-wise) of the one you had before, with the fellow fleeing from his cell phone. I like this better though; the soft pastel is easy on the eyes.

    As for wordsausage - I kind of sort of get it, but unlike Alan I cannot imagine ever drinking enough to absorb it...

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  7. You're the Baudrillard of the typosphere.

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  8. Ooohhh, that's right; I remember.... You're a philosopher!

    Well, this shows why we need philosophers. At the very least, to give us something to push back against. At best, to push us along on the human journey.

    Thanks, again.

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  9. I did love the idea of making some wordsausage with my grinder...

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  10. The background (with typewriter added, of course) is a famous painting, Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer (The Wanderer Above the Fog Sea) by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich, 1818. It currently can be found in the Kunsthalle Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. This is one of my wife's favorite paintings.

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