Wednesday, January 26, 2011


David Mac Dowell
Bad Mutha Wizard
14*18 Acrylic on Canvas


  1. A gap in the continuance in time. 
  2. A period of lack of control 

Cocktail Party Banter

Lets play cards in the interregnum.

Literary Context

Hilbery lived in a house which was accurately numbered in order with its fellows, and that he filled up forms, paid rent, and had seven more years of tenancy to run, he had an excuse for laying down laws for the conduct of those who lived in his house, and this excuse, though profoundly inadequate, he found useful during the interregnum of civilization with which he now found himself faced.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rr: resource revolts

Michael T. Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, writes in a commentary for CBS that rising food and oil prices leading to riots look like "the perfect set of preconditions for a global tsunami of instability and turmoil".  ”Events in Algeria and Tunisia give us just an inkling of what this maelstrom might look like, but where and how it will next erupt, and in what form, is anyone’s guess.  A single guarantee: we haven’t seen the last of resource revolts which, in the coming years, could reach an intensity we scarcely imagine today,” Prof. Michael T. Klare writes.

Dd: Dishabille

  1.  Casual or lounging type dress.
  2. An intentionally careless manner.
  3. The state of being partially or casually dressed.

Cocktail Party Banter:
"The parking lot attendant was dressed up dishabille." - she commented.

The parent will sometimes roll and spin round before you in such a dishabille, that you cannot, for a few moments, detect what kind of creature it is.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Et in Arcadia Ergo

Even in Arcadia I.

Thus, death’s claim to rule even Arcadia is challenged by art (symbolized by the beautifully dressed maiden), who must insist that she was discovered in Arcadia too, and that she is the legitimate ruler everywhere, whilst death only usurps its power. In the face of death, art's duty--indeed, her raison d’ĂȘtre--is to recall absent loved ones, console anxieties, evoke and reconcile conflicting emotions, surmount isolation, and facilitate the expression of the unutterable.

It is also book one of Brideshead Revisited
Wikipedia Article: Et in Arcadia Ergo

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ss: Surfeit

Green Bay is Surfeit from all its excess wins.


a disgust caused by too much excess... (filled up with too many pleasures).

Cocktail Party Banter

Charles is sooo surfeit from all of the pleasures he experienced in Las Vegas.

Literary Reference

The illiberality of parents, in allowance towards their children, is an harmful error; makes them base; acquaints them with shifts; makes them sort with mean company; and makes them surfeit more when they come to plenty.

Friday, January 21, 2011

P.N. Protest Novel: As Defined by James Baldwin

We have as it seems to me, in this most mechanical, and interlocking of civilizations attempted to lop this creature down to the status of a time-saving invention...explained by Science.  (The Protest Novel) overlooks something more than that, something indefinable, unpredictable.  IN overlooking, denying, evading, complexity-which is nothing more than the disquieting complexity of ourselves-we are diminished and we perish;  only within this web of ambiguity, paradox, this hunger, danger, darkness, can we find at once ourselves and the power that will free us from ourselves.

Baldwin, James. Notes of a Native Son. Malaysia?: Beacon Press, 1984. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Computer Language: HTML-Elements, Tags vs. Attributes

Elements and Tags

How a Particular piece of text should be treatedThey are used when specifics are needed
brackets or greater than less then symbols are usedan equal sign, and a value, which will be enclosed in quotation marks

Huddleston, Rob. Html, Xhtml, and Css. New York: Wiley, 2008.

When doing computer language I will not be doing the format of presentation of word, cocktail banter, word in context, audio visual.  As it is not needed, nor do I think can it be done.  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bb: Blue Jacket

The name "Blue Jackets" was chosen to celebrate "patriotism, pride, and the rich Civil War history in the state of Ohio and city of Columbus."[59] When President Abraham Lincoln requested that Ohio raise ten regiments at the outbreak of the Civil War, the state responded by raising a total of 23 volunteer infantry regiments for three months of service. Ohio also produced a number of great Civil War figures, including William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Philip Sheridan, and George Custer. Columbus itself was host to large military bases, Camp Chase and Camp Thomas, which saw hundreds of thousands of Union soldiers and thousands of Confederate prisoners during the Civil War. There was also a Shawnee leader named Blue Jacket in the Ohio Country after the American Revolutionary War.
Blue Jacket Hockey Information

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Plus Ca Change, C'est Le Meme Chose

The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ss: Sycophant.

Definition: Someone who is an ass kisser to the influential people in their lives.

Cocktail Party banter: "Judy is such a toad licker, such a sycophant: she will brown nose anyone, just to get promoted.
Found in Literature(Literary Context): Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary
SYCOPHANT, n. One who approaches Greatness on his belly so that he
may not be commanded to turn and be kicked. He is sometimes an

  As the lean leech, its victim found, is pleased
  To fix itself upon a part diseased
  Till, its black hide distended with bad blood,
  It drops to die of surfeit in the mud,
  So the base sycophant with joy descries
  His neighbor's weak spot and his mouth applies,
  Gorges and prospers like the leech, although,
  Unlike that reptile, he will not let go.
  Gelasma, if it paid you to devote
  Your talent to the service of a goat,
  Showing by forceful logic that its beard
  Is more than Aaron's fit to be revered;
  If to the task of honoring its smell
  Profit had prompted you, and love as well,
  The world would benefit at last by you
  And wealthy malefactors weep anew --
  Your favor for a moment's space denied
  And to the nobler object turned aside.
  Is't not enough that thrifty millionaires
  Who loot in freight and spoliate in fares,
  Or, cursed with consciences that bid them fly
  To safer villainies of darker dye,
  Forswearing robbery and fain, instead,
  To steal (they call it "cornering") our bread
  May see you groveling their boots to lick
  And begging for the favor of a kick?
  Still must you follow to the bitter end
  Your sycophantic disposition's trend,
  And in your eagerness to please the rich
  Hunt hungry sinners to their final ditch?
  In Morgan's praise you smite the sounding wire,
  And sing hosannas to great Havemeyher!(#)
  What's Satan done that him you should eschew?
  He too is reeking rich -- deducting you.

#Havemeyher-were sugar Robber Barons back in the 1800's.  They may have been sugary sweet... but they were barons still the same.  It is reported that they stole by have corruptible ways.

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Related Words: (I love the words here...)

Thesaurus: noun crawleryes mantoadyslaveparasitecringerfawnerhanger-onspongerbrown-noser(taboo slang)flatterertrucklerlickspittleass-kisser (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang)apple polisher(U.S. slang)bootlicker (informal)toadeater (rare) a dictator surrounded by sycophants
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cc: Crystalline

Definition: A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are arranged in an orderly repeating pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions. Read More from Wikipedia.

Cocktail Party Banter: "That mountain lake ripples out all crystaline and like."


Monday, January 10, 2011

Aa: Artist (according to John Gardner)

An artist is someone who believes in art, who believes that art reflects something which is real in life, who tries to see and reveal to others what life is in his own time by making it art.

-John Gardner Moral Fictionpage 169