Thursday, September 29, 2016

From Stopped Clocks to Broken Sundials

A Broken Sundial
Darin Hayton

As I was trying to fix a broken clock aphorism, this parallel aphorism revealed itself to me:
Antique Aphorism
"A broken sundial is only a shadow of its former glory."
Where did this one come from? That's a mystery to me . . .


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Even With an Aphorism, a Broken, Stopped Clock Ain't Never Right

Broken Clock

Broken clock? Right twice a day? Nah . . . that ain't right!
Timely Advice
"A broken clock is not right twice a day."
If a clock is broken, it ain't keeping time, so it can't ever be right. Technically, it can't be wrong, either.

You're in the Twilight Zone . . .


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Replicas of Gislebertus Alabasters of Adam and Eve at WAH Center

Adam and Eve

Yuko Nii and Terrance Lindall have some wonderful events going on at the WAH Center, partly because they've got the only remaining replica of the Gislebertus Adam, as is noted below:
The Yuko Nii Foundation alabaster is likely the only surviving replica of this Gislebertus Adam, which makes it highly significant. It is "the completion of a great masterpiece!" What the Adam looked like was unknown to the art world until NOW . . . at the WAH Center!

"The (Yuko Nii Foundation) alabasters (of Adam and Eve), especially the Adam one, promise to be of great importance to the history of Romanesque art." Jeff Rider, Professor of French and Medieval Studies, Wesleyan University

"These are fascinating pieces (your alabasters of Adam and Eve) . . ." Robert A. Maxwell, Associate Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, The James B. Duke House, NYU

“Eve has a seductive quality that no other 12th century artist has equaled. If the other block (Adam) had survived, we would most certainly have had in it the completion of a great masterpiece” T. S. R. Boase, President of Magdalen College, Oxford.

On Display FOR THREE HOURS ONLY at The WAH Center's DINNER WITH DEVIL October 8, 2016, event description and Tickets here.
Yuko and Terrance are artists and curators who will only grow in stature in both areas, so visit the WAH Center, online or off, if you have an opportunity.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Out on the Town

My old friend Seung-Tae and I had our regularly highly irregular scholarly evening out on the town:

Can any readers guess the locale? Should be a cinch. Here's another hint:

Anyone recognize it now? If only that oddly capped foreign fool would stop blocking the view . . .


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shaking a Stick at Wisdom: Revisited

Spilt Milk
Why Cry?
Google Images

Upon reflection, I realized I could do better on my proverb of September 21:
Cuss Instead
"It's no g-ddamn use crying over spilt milk."
Don't be a crying shame! Cuss like a sailor!


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Truer Words Were Never Spoken!

Forging Good Luck
Google Images

Even strong metal can grow fatigued:
Overwrought Iron
"Strike while the irony's hot."
I deserve a  medal for this one . . . although it's been said many times, many ways.

UPDATE: TheBigHenry predates me on this twisted proverb by almost a decade! The man deserves a medal.


Friday, September 23, 2016

There'll Be Hell To Pay!

Google Images

Why be a hypocrite about it?
Fee Speech
"If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything nice at all."
But it ain't kostenlos. Got that, dunderhead?


Thursday, September 22, 2016

War and Peaceful Domesticity

I'm still very busy with the semester's bustling beginning, so here's another twisted proverb:
Fallen in Love
"All's fair in love and war of the sexes."
The thought occurs to me that the original version of this twisted proverb was even more twisted since there are rules of warfare.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

More Wisdom Than You Can't Shake a Stick At

Due to unforeseen inactivities, I am again offering meaty chunks of wisdom for your delectation!
Cuss Instead?
"It's no use crying over spilléd milk."
Stop worrying about your new shoes, and get a mop!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Another Twisted Proverb!

Here's a discrete bit of knowledge to keep discreetly to yourself:
Proverbial Knowledge
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing."
Re-memorize this, and know when the ledge is too narrow!

Update: Yes, I've edited the line.