Sunday, 18 November 2007

Analysing Raising Arizona

The House Next Door (
H.I. Pulls the Pin (10th October, 2007)
Raising Arizona's universe exists somewhere between a Sam Shepard play and Chuck Jones' 'Dripalong Daffy.' H.I (Nicolas Cage) and his barren, ex-cop wife, Ed (Holly Hunter), participate in wild car and foot chases, throw roundhouse punches that would have knocked John Wayne's eyeballs out, and speak in courtly sentences that mix pop psychology, cornpone aphorisms and odd, poetic rhythms. ('Biology and the prejudices of others conspired to keep us childless.')

Saturday, 10 November 2007

A poetic review of Kahlil Gibran

From FIRST THINGS: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life
On the Recent Publication of Kahlil Gibran’s Collected Works
by Alan Jacobs (c) 2007 First Things (November 2007).

One very small extract:
So again I turn and I say to you,
Pass by the Collected Works of Kahlil Gibran,
Touch it not nor gaze upon it,
But go about your ways in peace of heart and with thanksgiving.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Promachoteuthis sulcus

ectoplasmosis � The Dream of the Husband of the Fishmonger: "The Dream of the Husband of the Fishmonger"

Promachoteuthis sulcus: "Promachoteuthis sulcus (first known as Promachoteuthis sp. C on this page) is known from a single, small (25 mm ML, sex unknown) but distinctive individual from great depths in the south Atlantic Ocean."