Wed Oct 29
[greyn-juh-rahyz] — verb
To collect illustrations from books for decoration of other books.
Mon Oct 27
“ I’m pretty much like everybody else. The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever almost made me die. ”
David Foster Wallace
Sun Oct 26
[proh-pi-doo-tik] — adjective
(of an area of study) serving as a preliminary instruction or as an introduction to further study.
“ He held scrappy, apostate opinions: he liked Rimbaud, Kabuki, Looney Tunes, Ronald Firbank. Poulenc was better than Wagner; Auden was better than Yeats. These opinions, decanted from a complex personality that partook equally of passion and parody, were essentially a social tactic, a means of drawing a line between those who were subtle or hip enough to hear all the tones and those who weren’t. ”
Sat Oct 25
[fleg-mat-ik] — adjective
Having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition.
Fri Oct 24
Thu Oct 23
[velt-ahn-shou-oong] — noun
A comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity’s relation to it.
“ I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons. ”
The Batman/Penguin Debate
“ Man is by nature a political animal. ”
Wed Oct 22
Mon Oct 20
Sun Oct 19
This – Brian Eno
Fri Oct 17
Ripples – Jim Henson
Tue Oct 14
You Don’t Own Me – Lesley Gore
Mon Oct 13
[i-ruhk-tey-shuhn] — noun
The act or an instance of belching.
“ My only ambition is to enjoy the peace and quiet that I require in order to work. ”
Sat Oct 11
[oh-fid-ee-uhn] — adjective
Of, relating to, or resembling snakes.
“ History does not change, but what we want from it does. ”
Greed – Milton Friedman
Wed Oct 8
[dee-on-tol-uh-jee] — noun
Ethical theory concerned with duties and rights.
Tue Oct 7
“ A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic. ”
George Bernard Shaw
[pam-proh-dak-tuh-luhs] — adjective
Having all toes pointing forward, as in certain birds.
Sat Oct 4
[par-uh-lang-gwij] — noun
The set of nonphonemic properties of speech, such as speaking tempo, vocal pitch, and intonational contours, that can be used to communicate attitudes or other shades of meaning.
Fri Oct 3
Valentine for Perfect Strangers
“ I don’t know if you know this, but Haskell has a sort of unofficial slogan: avoid success at all costs. ”
[op-is-thog-nuh-thuhs] — adjective
Having receding jaws.
Thu Oct 2
[par-uh-fil-ee-uh] — noun
Any of a group of psycho-sexual disorders characters by sexual fantasies, feelings, or activities involving a nonhuman object, a nonconsenting partner such as a child, or pain or humiliation of one’s partner.