"Almost everything I do is based on other texts anyway. Without plagiarism, there would be no literature. I'm a rewrite man."
The poet Christoper Logue has died, aged 85. Logue had a varied career, at various points serving in the British Army (and being arrested for espionage after a drunken threat to sell secrets), writing pornography under the nom de plume
Count Palmiro de Vicarion, recording George Martin
-produced, "heroically daft
" jazz recitals of the poems of Pablo Neruda (YT
) and regularly contributing to the British satirical magazine Private Eye
, where he edited Pseuds' Corner
, while finding the time to be arrested again, for civil disobedience as part of Bertrand Russell's Committee of 100
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posted by running order squabble fest
on Dec 4, 2011 -
The Sony Reader
is finally available for purchase. Those of us who cared enough to be annoyed by the over-hyped non-event that was the 'E-book revolution' have been waiting with baited breath for consumer level products featuring electronic paper
. The Sony Reader isn't the only kid on the block though. At more then $800 versus the Reader's $350, the iRex iLiad
can recieve Wifi, has a touch sensitive screen for note taking and marginalia, and is built around the linux kernal, allowing some pretty amazing hacks
, making the whole thing rather irresistable
. Many of us having been waiting to sell ourselves to the dark god of Electronic Paper + Project Gutenberg
. This time seems to have arrived
posted by Alex404
on Sep 27, 2006 -
Click -- MeFites, click the link of Wolfgang's new endeavor,
murderous, doomed, that cast as Achaeans countless actors,
hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls,
blonde-tressed, open-helmed *. Will careers be made carrion,
feasts for the dogs and birds,
as the time of Bush is moving toward its end?
Begin, crows, when the trailers first were aired,
Agamemnon, some guy, and Brad Pitt, Achilles.
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posted by mwhybark
on Apr 29, 2004 -
The Internet Classics Archive.
Along with the Perseus Project
, part of an expanding effort to put all the wisdom of ages gone by online. After all, it's all in the public domain, right? There are so many translations of the ancient texts, so many onlne analyses by lunatics...when you search online for that quote from the Iliad, how much discretion do you use in determining how good the translation and commentary is? What are the most legitimate online sources for accessing apocryphal knowledge?
posted by bingo
on Mar 7, 2002 -