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 2008 October - Miscellaneous Debris – Archive

פוסטים מחודש October, 2008

Falling Down

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28 Oct 2008

In a move that surprised everyone, I think, Scarlett Johansson released a tribute album a few months ago, covering Tom Waits songs. This was a while ago, but it took me a while to get over that fact. What was more surprising, considering earlier attempts of actresses-cum-singers, is that it wasn’t bad. This album had […]


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15 Oct 2008

As far as Google Image searches go, this is quite troubling:

Three linguistics notes tonight: 1) I’ve come across a cover version of Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower by one Dionysis Savopoulos, translated to Greek. The title is O Paliatsos Ki O Lisis, which translates as The Joker and the Thief – a fitting title taken from the song itself, but it’s the Greek etymology that […]

Mediterranean Sunset

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4 Oct 2008

I can see why all those authors, poets and painters found themselves in the Greek isles some times. There’s something very peaceful about the Mediterranean. I found myself this week in Matala, a tiny little village in the south of Crete. The place isn’t much more than a handful of houses, hotels and restaurants around […]

Random thought of the day

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4 Oct 2008

I wonder about people some times. Someone writes in some message board that he’s off to a trip abroad. Most of the people respond with a variety of “Have fun” or “I’m so jealous” responses. One replies with “No! Don’t go! Come back!”. Is this supposed to be endearing? Is this supposed to be friendly? […]

The Greek typefaces are lovely. Symbols familiar from mathematical contexts and college fraternity movies suddenly given life as meaningful words. Deltas and omegas do thetas and mu, and deciphering signs becomes an algebraic equation with infinite variables. One sign results in “Exodus” and the biblical reference strikes before you realize it is nothing, in fact, […]

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