Brainstorming about history, politics, literature, religion, and other topics from a 'gypsy' scholar on a wagon hitched to a star.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Even With an Aphorism, a Broken, Stopped Clock Ain't Never Right
Broken clock? Right twice a day? Nah . . . that ain't right!
If a clock is broken, it ain't keeping time, so it can't ever be right. Technically, it can't be wrong, either.Timely Advice"A broken clock is not right twice a day."
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!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.
"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.
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
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Truer Words Were Never Spoken!
Even strong metal can grow fatigued:
I deserve a medal for this one . . . although it's been said many times, many ways.Overwrought Iron"Strike while the irony's hot."
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!
Why be a hypocrite about it?
But it ain't kostenlos. Got that, dunderhead?Fee Speech"If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything nice at all."
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:
The thought occurs to me that the original version of this twisted proverb was even more twisted since there are rules of warfare.Fallen in Love"All's fair in love and war of the sexes."