Thursday, August 17, 2006

If you are a serious blogger,

then you need to keep tabs on what the B Guys are up to.

I love you too,..

In the latest book, Asterix and Obelix all at Sea, it was at last possible to work in that hoary old gag "The galley slaves are revolting," so that an irate Caesar could tell the trembling admiral who imparts this news, "And so are you"

Anthea Bell, in a quite enlightening essay.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Before normal broadcast resumes...

I never thought I would read this in a newspaper in Tirupati, but what the hell. Everyone has said it, and still after so many years there is no better way to say it;

"Shine on you crazy diamond"

and these words, are as appropriate for this guy, as for you:

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl,
year after year,
running over the same old ground. What have we found?
The same old fears,
wish you were here.