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"Blue, red, and green are the human primary colors. But the bee primary colors are yellow, blue, and ultraviolet." --Jennifer Frazer

Dandy days in dallas.

This was when we went to an art opening (here identified as "melanie and michael pruitt-helsem" although that should be "pruit" with one T), around 2000. i am wearing a vintage homburg (ca. 1910) & my real Civil War-era coat (with--though you can't tell here--wooden buttons. the hat i found at an antique mall in dallas, the coat in new orleans at an antique mall there or just outside of town. – graywyvern

Arabic numerals. James L. Acord.

Using spook words in poetry is like that sculptor who exclusively uses cast-off radioactive debris in his art. Xv. 10/08/03 – graywyvern

Parasinistral alienation.

The footnote: *This is too important not to give sources. I believe i got this idea from the work of Dr Jerre Levy, as described in Ch 15 of Jack Fincher's Lefties (1977); i have not kept up with the research in recent years, which has truly become torrential via the popularizing of Right-Brained-Artist mythology, as well as (i believe) largely spurious generalizations about gender differences in hemispheric specialization. On an unrelated note, i observe that fully 80% of the returns on a Google search for "Jerre Levy" consist of a single term paper, which has a ludicrous misspelling in the 2nd sentence. – graywyvern

DJ Snoopsagan. (via) Athanasius Kircher, in his own day another Leonardo almost, is remembered now (if at all) for his cat piano; & it would seem that Robert W Chambers--once the best-selling author of his time (several [silent] movies were made of his books, all lost)-- has left us only the Cheshire grin of his King in Yellow meme.

DJ Snoopsagan

A new TV series has reignited interest (e.g. a recent Metafilter thread), & in a strange, very contemporary (dare i say "creepypasta"?) Way, someone (on the inside, no?) Has managed to reap a windfall from it. The first one on Amazon (the big seller, natch) dates back to September of last year. Other writers have tried to fill that lacuna: the redoubtable James Blish, Lin Carter, Thom Ryng (whose version, bad as it is, has actually been performed, in Seattle; even one by yours truly. Should one desire to delve, there is more to this than copycatting, sub-Lovecraftian frisson, or the findesecular flavor RWC himself barely hinted at. (via) Chambers postscript. Borges on kennings.

Note that this is different from the article "The Kenning" which was published in the 1-26-76 New Yorker by Borges and Thomas di Giovanni – graywyvern

Base-12.

Phantom time hypothesis

Symbols for large trans-Neptunian objects. Calligraphic version | Fixed-width version Recently, a number of large objects have been discovered in the outer solar system.

Symbols for large trans-Neptunian objects

There has been some debate about whether they are planets or not, but they have caught the public imagination. The IAU is unlikely to give them symbols (if I understand correctly, they have a default "symbol" consisting of their number in a circle) but I wanted them to at least have unofficial symbols. These symbols were created by me and are not official in any way - I offer them to the public domain. In creating these symbols I went by the same principles I had used in creating symbols for the other satellites in our solar system - base symbols on the name of the object in the original language of its name, avoid very complex symbols, and attempt to give the symbols a distinct identity from similar letter-forms.

The new gnosticism. One of the advantages of living in a city whose airport is a major transportation hub is that there’s a good chance, when on the way to a conference, one will run into others going to the same place.

the new gnosticism

Last time I set out for the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, I ran across Rae Armantrout in the departure lounge. This year I was nearly knocked over by Patrick Pritchett, the chair of my panel, whose route to Louisville from Harvard took him through O’Hare Airport. List of electronic music genres. This is a list of electronic music genres, consisting of genres of electronic music, primarily created with electronic musical instruments or electronic music technology.

List of electronic music genres

A distinction has been made between sound produced using electromechanical means and that produced using electronic technology.[1] Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, and the electric guitar. Purely electronic sound production can be achieved using devices such as the Theremin, sound synthesizer, and computer.[2] Genres[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit] Jump up ^ T. Letter to the Dallas Morning News. Quiz. Quiz from B*msha Swing: 1.

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What is your sense of the poetic tradition? How far back does your particular historical sense range? What defines your tradition? The Internalational Dictionary of Neologisms.

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