The Western Canon

24 01 2008

   “a particular animal may be correctly or incorrectly classified with respect to a given taxonomy, but the taxonomy itself cannot be right or wrong. In phonology, however, one is trying to determine what differential features are actually functional in the language, and one’s classes must be checked by their ability to account for the facts attested by linguistic competence.” Structuralist Poetics, 1976, Cornell University Press, p. 27.

   With that in mind, follow this link.  It appears as if one of us in 5033 has already been published, Mr. Mike Weibel.  We may all now cite him freely and at will.



22 01 2008

Some libations I’ve had. Although, I can’t recall why I bought them.




19 01 2008

Below is a li’l quiz I have taken previously. I thought it apposite.

You’re Watership Down!
by Richard Adams
Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you’re
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You’d
be recognized as such if you weren’t always talking about talking rabbits.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Knowledge society demonstration in 4 parts.

19 01 2008

After our first class, I thought of a few short clips I’d seen on Youtube. A theme developed, I post the clips here for your review.

Part the 1st-

Part the 2nd-

Part the 3rd-

Part the 4th-