Wednesday, August 15, 2007


This is funny. Puzzling, but funny.

"Such a pointed term." I love it.

Who is he? Who is he writing to? A real person? Where is the supposed previous correspondence?

Will the author explain?

It actually reminds me of ideas I had for web sites when the web was young. There are so many things you can do with it which does not have to follow the logic of the ordinary world.

It also reminded me of an article I read over thirty years ago in Mad Magazine. Called something like "I had to work to reach bottom", it was an unfinished account of somebody's childhood, and somehow seemed like writing which purposefully was devoid of meaning and yet demonstrated that that is impossible. Except if the author is empty, in which case he would never do it on purpose. I found it oddly compelling. At the bottom it said "continued on page 121". The magazine had only sixty pages or so.


Ruela said...


murmurists said...

Thank you for your interest in murmurists

Please do see our extensive series of writings, called 'items' - from which this piece is extracted for the Discharge blog. These are scattered about - which is our main blog. You can access pieces of the series by browsing the archives from, say, April 2007. There are perhaps 200 items by now. They are kinds of 'personels'; and, as you rightly muse, they are disembodied voices, captions - baying out their preoccupations, their sophistry. In and around these, we have numerous pictorial portraits; all similarly baying, individuated. You might also be interested in our various myspace pages. These,like the archives, are located in our blog's sidebar - in the case of links to our myspaces under 'here we will live'.

Good to cyber-know you.

murmurists welcome all comments.

Best wishes