Liberte, egalite, fraternite!
(Sorry, I can’t make an accent ague in this program.)
Speaking of France, here’s a series of images that superimpose Star Wars characters onto Parisian scenes–very French and futuristic.
I picked up The Big Sleep again last night and poked through it. This is from the first chapter, right after Marlowe gets done telling us what he’s wearing (including socks with dark-blue clocks on them): “I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn’t care who knew it.”
Fact that you probably already knew: Chandler was British. Here he is:
First, sorry to disappoint all six of you who read this with no post yesterday. There was a slight emergency with the roommate, but nothing some muscle relaxers won’t fix.
I was going to post these two quotations yesterday. They popped into my head for no known reason. The first is Hemingway, from The Garden of Eden; the second was from a college friend.
“What makes your martinis better than everyone elses, David?” Catherine asked.
“Gin,” he replied.
“I endure it like I endure locusts.”
(I foreget now what ‘it’ referred to. But I’ve always remebered the analogy.)
1. My roommate will be out of town this weekend. I may have knitted a car by Monday. I’ll let you know.
2. There’s a demoltion derby at the Logan fairgrounds Saturday at 7:00. Gates open at 5:00. There’s a even a dance contest between heats.
3. Here’s a cute kitten picture. (This kitten’s name is Enid–cute!)
4. And here’s a sign from a site, www.engrish.com, that collects and posts such things.
Happy Friday, habitual drinkers!
This is good for a few hours. Put in a word or phrase and it will rearrange it into every imaginable combination. “Jolly roger” comes up with “rye jog roll,” for instance. Yes. It’s fun, I tell you.
I was one of the lucky ones who got a four-day weekend, but I had to share this belatedly patriotic quote. I felt the same way coming back from Paris–even though I loved it. Jefferson liked France, too.
[A trip to France] will make you adore your own country, its soil, its climate, its equality, liberty, laws, people and manners. My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, June 17, 1785, to James Monroe.