I watched discs 3 and 4 of the Ghost in the Shell second season in the last couple days and I'm still less impressed with this season than I was in the first. There's more preachy philosophising this time around, it seems. There have been fewer episodes that could stand on their own as being … Continue reading 3 & 4 of GitS 2nd Season
From the chapter on Shakespeare in Paul Johnson's Creators: [A]bove all his greatest creation, perhaps the most formidable, extensive, complex, subtle, and penetrating work of art ever carried to perfection, making the works of Leonardo and Michelangelo, Beethoven and Mozart, Dante and Goethe seem inferior by comparison — Hamlet.~p. 67High praise.
It annoys me to see or hear my state referred to as "Washington state". A case can be made for the usage, but I don't think it's ever necessary. If you want to refer to Washington, DC, include the "DC". One wouldn't refer to "Oregon state" or "Texas state" without intending to refer to a … Continue reading Linguistic Pet Peeve