In which I argue with, or go beyond, quotes from Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Camus, Walter Kaufmann, and Bertrand Russell. Plus movie review and Hemlock Club notes and the usual blather.
Dreams; books and movies; "hopefully"; Dickens and Camus quotes; Matrix: Resurrections; twitter quote; rewriting lessons.
Bad movies reviewed; Nietzsche's Gay Science; John Cleese book; Hemlock Club discussion of Gandhi, Napoleon, Tolstoy, and Meaning of Life; Pablo's sadness; bedbugs slaughtered.
Horror & other DVDs; Nietzsche quote leading to good and evil muddle; nothing else worth a mention.
Pixie, Summerland, Climax, a dozen movies; Pablo goes to San Jose (knew the way); rethinking that friendship (again); not much else.
Dreams; Microsoft woes; DVDs everywhere and nothing to watch; Harold Bloom dissed; Herbert Read; Walter Kaufmann's Tragedy and Philosophy; Cleese's book; best autobiographies; inheriting Pablo's cat.
Dreams; potassium; Bell: Debunking Science; pragmatic philosophical hack work; ice cream binge; quote from Stoker's Dracula; Afghanistan pessimism; Batman v Superman again; Pablo taken ill.
Blocked by Oliver; Stigmata DVD; Hemlock Club meetings; editing woes; did Ma want a girl instead of me? Reading Tod Browning's Dracula; a dozen movies dissed; book splurge.
Reading Sartre; editing Kick Me; Goethe quotes, one about Faust; movie reviews including Hanna, Walled In, and The Inheritance (2011).
Faulty memory, a toothache, work on Kick Me, a dream, Lin Yutang quotes, depression, Twitter, and twelve movies reviewed briefly; not much else.
Hesse's Steppenwolf; "Hollywood Comedy Legends" and other movies; progress on Kick Me; reading as a writer; muddle-headed versus simple-minded distinction.
My worst year started with a bang, literally. I was downtown for a meeting in the morning and walking toward Dagny’s when I saw a well-built black man running along 20th Street in my direction. I paused to let him pass, but he didn’t run past—instead, he punched me in the face while speaking loudly...
Kick Me progress; Windows woes; a car will change my life; book and movie reviews; Edward Dahlberg books; some empty days, too.
Black Widow and other movies; Steppenwolf; Russiagate unimportant; Nietzsche quote; analyzing Pablo; Salomé to marry; Cornel West.
Two ways to think about characters; Hesse's Steppenwolf; writers being silly; quotes from Graves & Hodge concluded; Dunst as Marie Antoinette; Nicolas Cage movies; Hemlock Club meeting and novel.
The Reader Over Your Shoulder (book); movie reviews including Interstellar, Bright Star, and others; Hemlock Club meeting; colons and semicolons.
Hemlock Club report, Color Out of Space, Phantasm III-V, and Finding Forrester reviews, working on Kick Me, climate catastrophe, not much else, edited to remove dross.
Phantasm and other DVDs; rethinking the blog; Frazier's On the Rez and other books; getting rid of books; a meeting at Dagny's about Kick Me.
Somebody took a look at this, reminding me to reblog it. Funny, for the right audience.
This is something I wrote on my long vacation (i.e., in prison). Puns, mostly terrible, presented without apology, excuse, or explanation.
Beethoven’s Diminished Fifth. The Postman Always Sings Twice. The Finished Unsymphony. Death and the Hoyden. Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand (Hours). Songs for Dead Earthworms. Boris Not Quite Godunov. Khovanshchina? Gesundheit! That Grand Canyon Thing with the Donkey. The Maid with the Flaxen Pubic Hair. The Belly-up Cathedral. La Merd. Don Juanovanni. Aïda Bagel with Lox. Des Knöbben Flügelhorn. Für IOUs. The Moonshine Sonata. Pollyachoo! La Boohoo. Tosca Ninny. Tostada and Fugue in the Diner. Wig on Bald Noggin. The Cohonescracker. Trouble in Trenton. Bachianas Baltimoras. Les Qualuudes. The Hungarian Raspodie. The Planetoids. The Door Knockers of Rome by Ottava Rimo Spaghetti. Ein Heldentenor. Siegfried’s Forging a Czech. Götterdämnitall. Terrace Bulbous. The Flying Little Dutch Boy. Mother Goose and Lohen Grimm. Tannsalon. Carnival Funeral March. William Won’t Tell. Iphigenia…
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Philosophy & anti, Rorty & Russell, Chomsky, movie reviews, Cornel West, philosophy vs Philosophy, and so on. Lots of quotes.