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Precious Moldering Pleasures

A precious—mouldering pleasure—’tis— To meet an Antique Book— In just the Dress his Century wore— A privilege—I think— His venerable Hand to take— And warming in our own— A passage back—or two—to make— To Times when he—was young— His quaint … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar, the Hulk, and other Illeists

I’m getting ready to teach Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar this morning, and am reminded of the protagonist’s tendency to refer to himself in the third person, as in Act I scene 2: Who is it in the press that calls on me? … Continue reading

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Sewanee Crite prints

A few weeks ago, I made mention of some intaglio prints made by the African-American artist, Allan Crite, that depicted scenes from the Creed as imagined around Sewanee. In that post, I asked: I wonder, too, whether Crite’s original prints … Continue reading

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An Ancient Source for the Winking Pizza Chef

According to a piece on pizza box art on the CBS News website today, “The caricature of a smiling mustachioed chef has been a popular feature of pizza boxes for decades. Sources say it dates back to the 1950s, to a … Continue reading

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Inde Ira et Lacrimae

   “Cuius non audeo dicere nomen? quid refert dictis ignoscat Mucius an non?” Pone Tigillinum, taeda lucebis in illa              qua stantes ardent qui fixo gutture fumant … It has been a bitter time for satire these past few weeks.  In … Continue reading

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Shoes of the Fisherman

So, according to a story in yesterday’s Moscow Times (and picked up by Jezebel, Huffington Post, and many other sites), an Orthodox priest bloggged that the World Cup Tournament was a “homosexual abomination,” that players who wear green, yellow, pink … Continue reading

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Guys as Grapes

To the right, Dionysus as a cluster of grapes, from a wall-painting in Pompeii, circa 79 AD.  Below, Fruit of the Loom mascots, circa 2000. Purple Grapes played by Wayne Wilderson.  Not much more to say about this.

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