Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

It is things like this that despite everything make me extremely happy to be alive in this world. Thank G-d for ukuleles and the wonderful people who play them.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Coffee Song

Partly in reference to a previous post; partly for E-kvetcher, as the beginnings of an explanation re an argument we had a little while ago; and partly bc I have a really hard time seeing the defects in this one, and I could use a little criticism.

Coffee Song
with decreased faith comes increased interest
it's an inversely proportional relationship
you see
he who thinks he has all the answers
no longer has the need to seek
but the one who understands he knows nothing
knows nothing but curiosity
and frustration. lots of that
and also, lots of caffeine
but nothing becomes youth less than apathy
although it has come to my attention
that such things are not a matter of free will
as much as destiny
and I know, I know, I don't believe
but contradictions are the essence of struggle, and growth, and love
and better still, of irony

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Little Politics

I don't usually do this bc I don't really know that much about politics. Not enough to really be able to argue with any sort of credibility. But I just saw this and I don't quite know what to think. Anyone?

Sunday, June 15, 2008


the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: -

a: the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b: a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony- Webster's online

Irony is a literary or rhetorical device, in which there is an incongruity or discordance between what a speaker or writer says and what he or she means, or what is generally understood.

In modern usage it can also refer to particularly striking examples of incongruities observed in everyday life between what was intended or said and what actually happened.- Wikipedia

"Irony is the bringing together of contradictory truths to make out of the contradiction a new truth with a laugh or a smile." - Becoming Jane

The laugh/smile bit isn't necessarily necessary in my opinion; after all, let's not forget the value of a good deadpan. Beyond that, however, I think the last definition is not only my favorite, but, in my humble opinion, the most accurate. What do you think?

Sunday, June 01, 2008


This is something my uncle brought to my attention. I'm mildly not actually related to one of the climbers. It's pretty cool stuff though, you guys should check it out.