A blog discussion of Charles Palliser's intriguing novel, The Quincunx
, began in 2003, and is still going
. Despite a wealth of theories, the participants are still no nearer solving the book's key mystery - who is
the hero's father?
posted by low_horrible_immoral
on May 9, 2013 -
Film Schools obsessed with theory
David Weddle complains that in film schools "discussions about movie characters, plots and the human beings who created them are replaced by theories such as semiotics, structuralism, post-structuralism, Marxism, psychoanalytics and neoformalism. [More inside]
posted by gregb1007
on Sep 14, 2003 -
History of Applause:
What compels us to clap in appreciation? Theories
abound. The earliest clapping is found in percussive instruments of ancient Egypt (jpg
), while the Bible has us clap in joy
, as well as derision
. Emperor Nero so craved it he would pay freelancers
to applaud his atrocious singing. Applause has even influenced classical compositions
But, in the age of the pre-planned encore, do we still mean it
posted by apostasy
on Feb 2, 2003 -
Another unified theory!
And this time it's not just about physics, but the eternity domain, diallel lines, sunspots, egg resonance, planetary alignment, plant dehydration and the Book of Mormon too.
posted by rodii
on Feb 4, 2001 -