Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Thinking Digital,

    The Hollow Men…. and other brash writers
    No shame: Eliot’s The Waste Land and Joyce’s Ulysses were contemporaneous (1922) classics of modernist literature – both championed by that renowned narcissistic quisling poet – Ezra Pound

    Metaphorlock tugging… an illuminating aside
    Interestingly Pound also corresponded with another poet who liked Joyce and Eliot – James Jesus Angleton who went on to head the CIA’s Counterintelligence dept. He was also influenced by William Empson, author of Seven Types of Ambiguity and here someone has used it to address Angleton’s life & work…
    …buried somewhere in this piece is this quote from Carl Sagan, that I hope brings this ramble back on-thread…

    "We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.” – Carl Sagan

    [I also - flounce off feeling all proud about my ability to use wikipedia] ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5073 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Casual, Shallow and Meaningless,

    Blagueur plague...

    Small talk is learnable.

    Micro-blagging or micro-bragging?

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  • Hard News: Thinking Digital, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Steven Daedalus*?

    Not James Joyce then?

    More useless than Ulysses…

    [snap: Lilith]

    * (cunning worker)

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  • Up Front: Casual, Shallow and Meaningless,

    Wilde Thing...

    I don’t like me when I’m terribly, terribly earnest.

    Have you tried being Lady Bracknell instead?
    :- )

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  • Up Front: Casual, Shallow and Meaningless,

    Sexed on Blake...

    The evolution of the detective novel in the Victorian Period.

    What the Dickens, with Bleak House,
    Jack 'n' Moriarty and those
    ugly Rue Morgue events
    - who'd be a Vic dick?

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  • Hard News: Thinking Digital, in reply to BenWilson,

    move over IBM here's DNA & E-Coli...

    ...do you really want to boot up a 100 year old operating system

    Who knows we may be the computer by then!

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  • Hard News: About Occupy Wall Street,

    Calvin & Hobbes explain modern Capitalism
    ( from Daily Bail but found via whatreallyhappened )

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  • Hard News: The Politics of Absence,

    Oleaginous Key logo...

    Who did that?

    Oily Key image is by the multi-talented Jody Lloyd (aka Trillion) - he also did the "Oil clot NZ 100% Pure" image that Sacha posted here 5 days ago, the Dom/Post used it also (I hope he got a credit for it)...
    Though I'm sure he'd be very happy for you to reproduce and paste up or pass on, I've done similar poster runs for him in the past just to get ideas out there...

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  • Hard News: Thinking Digital,

    caught in our devices...
    Luckily Blackberries work across the solar system even when they don't!

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  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated,

    we, we, we will overcome...
    Joe Bennett weighs in on the ABs...

    The balletic Jane had passed to the electric Dagg (which sounds like an agricultural device). Dagg set off upfield, leaving a litter of yellow jerseys writhing on the turf. He went with the pace and sizzle that comes only with youth. Somehow, one of the Aussies - though emphatically not the one with the snake-eyes - managed to take him down, but then the All Black bruiser boys, led by Brad I-don't-do-reverse Thorn, rumbled up like a tank division.

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