March 1st, 2006


triumph des willens

The Triumph of Bullshit

via drinkypoo

Ladies, on whom my attentions have waited
If you consider my merits are small
Etiolated, alembicated,
Orotund, tasteless, fantastical,
Monotonous, crotchety, constipated,
Impotent galamatias
Affected, possibly imitated,
For Christ's sake stick it up your ass

Ladies, who find my intentions ridiculous
Awkward insipid and horribly gauche
Pompous, pretentious, ineptly meticulous
Dull as the heart of an unbaked brioche
Floundering versicles feebly versiculous
Often attenuate, frequently crass
Attempts at emotions that turn isiculous,
For Christ's sake stick it up your ass.

Ladies who think me unduly vociferous
Amiable cabotin making a noise
That people may cry out "this stuff is too stiff for us" -
Ingenuous child with a box of new toys
Toy lions carnivorous, cannons fumiferous
Engines vaporous - all this will pass;
Quite innocent - "he only wants to make shiver us."
For Christ's sake stick it up your ass.

And when thyself with silver foot shalt pass
Among the Theories scattered on the grass
Take up my good intentions with the rest
And then for Christ's sake stick them up your ass.

{T.S. Eliot}


infinite rage

The Marriage of Figaro, the Rage Privilege, and the Domains of Female Power

This paper concerns itself primarily with the expression of rage as a social privilege afforded, accepted, and perhaps lauded among the male upper nobility in the Marriage of Figaro, as well as the way female power subverts and challenges male power in this opera. This is not to say that only people of certain classes and genders could experience rage, but that there were restrictions upon who could express their rage in a public manner and find legitimation. The character under chief examination as executor of the rage privilege is the Count Almaviva. The domains of female power are examined by examination of Susanna and the Countess. {rage on...}


the gegenschein

Astronomy Picture of the Day (25-Jun-1999)

the gegenschein

APOD — If you look carefully enough, you can even see the glow of the Sun in the opposite direction. At night this glow is known as the gegenschein (German for "counter glow"), and can be seen as a faint glow in an extremely dark sky, as pictured above. The gegenschein is sunlight back-scattered off small dust particles. These dust particles are millimeter sized splinters from asteroids and orbit in the ecliptic plane of the planets. The gegenschein is distinguished from zodiacal light by the high angle of reflection. At day, a phenomenon similar to the gegenschien called the glory can be seen in clouds opposite the Sun from an airplane.

442 MAAT [13x34,26x17p] [22° Sagittarius]
AHMANITE I (Word Theme): Maat, the balance of universal order. Fall Equinox as the time when the solar orb enters the Moznaim sign of Maat balance and order. The House of Davied as a House of Order and Maat discipline, a Betel or House of Deity approved of by heavenly courts, and observers of Fall equinox Rosh Hashana Priesthood renewal rites. "Behold, I the Lord will send one mighty and strong, to set in Maat the Betel-Ahman."
AHMANITE II (Zodiacal): 22° Sagittarius - Leo THE UNIFYING FIRES OF MAAT. MAAT, ZOE, Jachin, Atma, Betel, Bit Davihd, Ark, boat, vow, latch, wedding, Mama, holy, kindness, white, beloved thing, insulate, hacienda, abode, adobe. coed, eugenic, code, guidance, prayer, approve, disciple, boy, limb, job, journeyman, valet, Bodhi Satva, Fall Equinox, Full Moon Feast, FUTURE OF DAYS, SONS AMN ISHRAL.
AHMANITE III(# Multiples):The Great Power of Maat. The Formidable and Weighty power of the Maat House of Davied.
Sanskrit Title: Au Address, naming, calling, invoking. 14th Kala (lover). 442 (Pali #14)
Hebrew Words: BIT DAVIHD House of Davied.

Sagittarius 22° :: natal APPELLA {22SG30} — Cycle #16 transits: FAMA {22SG04}, ADOLFBORN {22SG24}, RAS_ALHAGUE {22SG32} & SAINT_MICHEL {22SG42}.

{Theodor Brorsen} Danish astronomer. He discovered a number of comets, including the lost periodic comet 5D/Brorsen and the periodic comet 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf. He also discovered the gegenschein in 1854, and one NGC object: the globular cluster NGC 6539. He observed at Altona, Germany and later at Žamberk (at the time called Senftenberg) in the present-day Czech Republic at the observatory in a castle (today a museum) belonging to Baron John Parish (an Englishman, also known as Freiherr von Senftenberg). The asteroid 3979 Brorsen is named after him.