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2017-03-20 22:11
  Behold, above, "a chronological misplacing of persons, events, objects, or customs in regard to each other"; in other words (or more properly word) an anachronism.  In… Read More
2017-03-12 17:39
Perhaps little has changed since Shakespeare's time, or even that of Macbeth.  But it's difficult not to recall his words about life in these times, particularly that it is a tale told… Read More
Thinking About The Unthinking
2017-03-06 22:32
   I'm unsure whether this is a photo of an actual billboard nor do I know, if it is one, whether it still is up displaying its oddly worded message or has now been replaced b… Read More
2017-02-25 23:35
Bathroom Law, or Lex Lavacrum as I called it in an earlier post, again consumes the nation.  The bathroom, specifically the public bathroom (as opposed to the private bathrooms located… Read More
Regarding Photorealism
2017-02-18 22:59
I was at first inclined to wonder who would recognize what's depicted in this painting by Richard Estes, but though there likely are very few of them left in the world, it's probable that th… Read More
2017-02-12 20:03
I've read a good deal of Gore Vidal's work, but only recently read his Messiah, though it was published in the 1950s and so has been available for reading for quite some time.  There ar… Read More
Damnatio Memoriae
2017-02-05 02:33
The ancient Romans had a practice called Damnatio Memoriae, roughly translatable as the condemnation of memory.  It was a decree issued by the Senate ordering that all likenesses of a p… Read More
2017-01-29 15:20
"Pandemonium" is a word which, by my understanding, was created by John Milton.  It was the capital of Hell in his Paradise Lost, to which all demons were summoned to confer by Lucifer… Read More
2017-01-13 23:14
We all know Trimalchio.   He is an unforgettable character in a surviving portion of the Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter, friend, for a time, of the Emperor Nero.  A former sla… Read More

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