Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish dropout bohemian.
When you drink the water, remember the river.
Heh, this iPhone thing has made people a bit crazy it seems. Is the clip real? CNBC is acting like little kids.Elsewhere waitingforiphone.com is reporting that Apple has by now sold 1 million of those aluminum-glass-plastic things. Apparently it's the fastest selling product in the company's history. I hope this doesn't cause them to move resources away from the Mac product line.
Me too! But I think Steve is very loyal to the Mac. He is not about the money.
I don't think we have anything to worry about. For starters, it looks like they are about to reinvent the mouse.
What's an iPhone. ;o)Gandalfe wanders off to practice his new (vintage) contrabass clarinet.
"I'm not bitter, Mr Cannibal, I just taste like dark chocolate. You philistine!"
The hype was too much for me. If I had the means, I wanted to be first in line for the Iphone. Im sure reporters would want to interview me and everyone would be watching. Id then take the phone, put it on a cinder block and smash it with a sledge hammer. As everyone looked on, aghast, I would look straight into the camera and say in my best "ta-dah!" voice..."THE ARRISTOCRATS!" and then jump into a waiting van and speed off.
Would have been fun. You lost me, though: what's The Aristocrats?
The Aristocrats is the name of a documentary that is nothing but a collection of different commedians (some well known, some not so) being intervied about a (in)famous joke that has been around for years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_aristocrats
That's a hell of an act.
Just looked up the DVD on different sites. Wow, I rarely saw any film get so decidedly mixed reviews.
Yeah, you either love it or hate it. I think a lot of it depends on whether or not you're a person who enjoys documentaries. It's slow at times, boring at times and damn funny at times. But it is a nice glimpse 'behind the curtain' of the commedy world.
Leviathud, do you have a site? What's your name mean?
Eolake said... "Leviathud, [...] What's your name mean?"I think he just made that quite clear with his iPhone fantasy:- Levia, as in the legenday beast "leviathan": huge.- Thud: self-explanatory.Levia-thud: grabbing that sledge-hammer and delivering a mighty blunt blow in front of an aghasted crowd!Well, makes sense to me, anyway...His civil name is probably John Henry Irons.
Pascal was correct in refering to the biblical Leviathan, which at one time meant a large sea monster now just refers to anything large and all consuming. And the Thud is: a) the satisfying sound accompanying the mental image of someone or something having their head calmly smacked into a wall. Usually brought about by frustration due to stupid people or artistic exasperation or b) an exclamation I've often used instead of a cursing. I dont have a site or a web presecence associated with this name. I do, under another name, occasionally draw a comic and dabble in photography.
Talking about gender confusion, I had the impression that you were female, perhaps because "Levia" looks like a girls' name to me.
"or b) an exclamation I've often used instead of a cursing."My 3 year-old nephew once picked up very foul vocabulary from some idiot family member. So I made use of his mimicking admiration for Uncle Pascal, and accustomed him to the exclamation "dagnabbit" (well, the french equivalent, "scrogneugneu").Problem is, his father disapproves, and now I have a small kid lecturing me that "it's not nice to say dagnabbit". :-)Well, at least, he's memorized this for later use in case he get furious and needs to vent out, and he's forgotten the OTHER very unadvisable word.Now, for my moments of "joking" anger and grumpiness, I'm experimenting between "golly", "blistering barnacles", and "thundering typhoons". (Yes, you CAN google those last two!)Anyhow, the good news is, I've perfectly assimilated the reflex of using PG-rated vocabulary when I want to raise my tone in his presence without ruining a good education. When he makes me lose a life playing Mickey Mouse, the worst you can expect to hear from me is an "AAARRGH! What did you make me do?" (Which greatly amuses Hefty Smurf, as he now wants to be called.)I don't think "AAARRGH!" is vulgar vocabulary, is it? After all, I heard it in the legend of King Arthur. The Monty Python movie version..."The Holy Grail is in the Castle of AAARRGH!" :-)Eolake said... "perhaps because "Levia" looks like a girls' name to me."Either you were reminded of Elvira, or you compared with the masculine name Levi.It's funny, my own impression was opposite. For some mysterious reason, I always pictured our interlocutor as a very manly "levia-stud" guy. :-) I'm afraid that gender confusion bit might be a dark voodoo curse that's been cast on this blog. Do you think we need to call a cyberxorcist?...
(well, the french equivalent, "scrogneugneu") I've never heard that word. I guess the french where I am isnt the same as the french where you are.I fear my most often used french curseword is nothing more than an emphatic "Zut-alors!" Although I can, should the situation arise curse like a angry drunken french sailor.
"Scrogneugneu" is an onomatopoeia for a grumpy old man swearing/mumbling. Optimal literal translation is "dagnabbit", both in meaning and in tone. It has spawned the mocking expression "an old scrogneugneu". Globally eqivalent to a grumpy old fart.Which, amazingly, is still perfectly on topic! (Or so I brazenly claim.) :-)
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