Saturday, October 01, 2005

Fun and names

[Yes, all the EZLN, other zapatista and Other Campaign translations are residing in our Library.]


Just when I thought I might have to do some actual research to jog my creative impulses for YO! Basta, what does the Guardian do but present me with an article which has, most thoughtfully, already done all my work for me.

The World's Top 100 Intellectuals!!

I swear.

And you are going to love them, and god knows we know them. We know them everytime we pick up a newspaper or a magazine or turn on the telly. In our dreams we know them. Someone was trying to wax horrified [a boy, of course] about the fact that only 10 women made The List, but I was quite proud of our fair sex. It is not a list that I can imagine anyone actually aspiring to, especially a lady of any virtue whatsoever. But such lovely fodder for our little lowbrow glossy to come.

Paglia, Rushdie, Krause, Eco, Hitchens [the, you know, "contrarian" of the two brothers, or,as I prefer to distinguish him, the one who's running to fat], oh dear, I can hardly contain myself. It is a veritable pantheon of the self-serving, self-absorbed, self-aggrandizing minigods.

Enjoy.

13 comments:

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Spark said...

Loving it

That Prospect list contains so many wankers its not funny

How about for the
Astrology Section:

Feature on the 13 Moon
Mayan Calendar Movement

www.tortuga.com
www.lawoftime.org
www.13moon.com

The English version of the first one allows you to put your birthday in etc

I am apparently a Yellow Electric Warrior :)

On a slightly more conventional note I have discovered The New Astrology which combines East and West signs: everyone I know, even the skeptics [and I count myself in that group] has been inpressed by the book
URL is http://suzannewhite.com/newastrology/index.shtml

Sorry that I haven't hyperlinked 'em but I get confused with the different tags

TripleJ said...

Astrology? And what other superstition shall we add to the magazine?

I'm not superstitious 'cause it brings bad luck to be :^)

TripleJ said...

I can't believe they put the Nazi pope and Steven Weinberg in there. They're both wankers, Weinberg's physics sucks!

And what about Watson and Crick, are they still alive?

And Old Germaine Greer is in there, the female euneuch herself :^) These days all she seems to be saying is that she regrets. But she did have a lot of influence, and she's certainly quite smart so I won't begrudge her her place here.

But Weinberg? Damn! Give me Linus Torvalds, or Dennis Ritchie, Ken Thompson and Brian Kernighan, they are far better.

Spark said...
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Spark said...
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Spark said...

Well maybe that was a bit strong - but Dennett, Lomborg, Fukuyama, Benedict, Dawkins, Giddens, Hitchens, Ventner and Wolfowitz, as far as their politics are concerned, well - elite/self-serving is to put it mildly.

Yes: we need Yo! Basta

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