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today’s quote of the day is about p.l.i.n.y and is from a.n. sherwin-white’s (not to be confused with sherwin williams) 1969 article ‘pliny, the man and his letters’ (GR16(1969)76-90):
Pliny was neither a scientist nor a philosopher, but as a man superficially educated in the philosophical disciplines of his own day he was a rationalist, and his rationalism is not perverted or obscured by his devotion as a writer to the cult of style. It is the balance of these two qualities that his particular excellence lies. He was not a great writer any more than he was a great man, but he did little things well.
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after a little hiatus of my own, i bring another link on derrida. i didn’t realize he was such an avid tv-watcher. this is what he said:
“I watch TV all the time,” he once said. What kind of shows did he watch? “Anything.” But television was not mere passive entertainment — not for a Brilliant French intellectual. “I am critical of what I’m watching,” Derrida insisted. “I am trying to be vigilant. I deconstruct all the time.”
neat. that last sentence is something i would expect to be sampled and looped into a techno song.
uhn-ts, uhn-ts, uhn-ts, uhn-ts-ts, bad-ump, bad-ump, bad-ump, bad-ump–[fuzzy voice]i deconstruct all the time. i deconstruct all the time. i deconstruct all the time…
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I’ve noticed that we sometimes receive mistaken visits by people who find the Campus through search engines, and this one amused me quite a bit:
A&G italian sexy couple
This was entered over at google.it (Italy) by someone presumably looking for a sexy Italian couple with the initials A&G, not a classics-related blog which happened to mention Allen and Greenough’s Latin Grammar (A&G), a retired Italian classics teacher, and what we’d been reading a couple of days before.
As for sexy, your guess is as good as mine.