Fun little internet toy called "Lost in Translation" which "Babelizes" anywords you care to enter. I made sure to check the box to include Chinese, Japenese and Korean. Then I entered the sentence "I am the very model of a modern Major General."My result was: The design of the device of the trowel of the … Continue reading Babel, indeed.
The whole post wasn't one of his best, but this line amused me particularly. "...[S]aid an unnamed associate of Mr. Fitzgerald who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he could." I've often had the feeling that people insist on being anonymous simply because they can and not always because it's necessary for any reason.
Or, as they have titled the article themselves, God & Bertie Wooster. Though considering the scope of the article, that's a bit of a misnomer. Worth a read for any fan of Wodehouse. It's from the October issue of First Things, which is now available to non-subscribers.
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I'm thinking that it may make more sense for me to just have a weekly book update rather than a post at odd times when it occurs to me to write about what I've been reading lately. So I will (try to) make this a Wednesday convention on my blog.Finally finished Our Idea of God, … Continue reading Books and Things
What are the greatest movies of all time? Well, not so long ago AFI published a list, and so did Time. For funsies, here are the movies of each list and I've bolded the titles that I have seen.A few notes about the lists first. Time lumped movies that were part of a series together … Continue reading Movies
Jonah Goldberg in the Corner points out that some people do indeed have too much time on their hands.
The US Air Force has transparent aluminum.So cool.
Speaking of books, I got Thud! from the library last week and finished it the same day. It was pretty good, but it wasn't as good as his earlier work. I've been thinking about it on and off ever since and I think I might know why it is that his later work fails to … Continue reading The problem with Discworld
I've read a few Agatha Christie novels in the last week or so, and they weren't any good at all. I'm starting to think that she produced a lot more dross than gold. She seems to have a fetish with secret societies, both for good and ill. More than ever I'm convinced that a mundane … Continue reading Secret Societies