June 23rd, 2008

Legio Antianorum Delenda Est

Georgius Carlin Mortuus Est...

"Georgius Carlin Mortuus Est..."
"George Carlin Is Dead..."

I couldn't believe it at first...

Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles at 71

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.

My condolences.

He was one of the good ones, I think.

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Imagines e deviantART


Anime apud Vicipaedia

"Anime apud Vicipaedia"
"Anime at Vicipaedia"

I looked at the Anime entry at Vicipaedia recently...


Then I found this:

Anime (-is, n.)

It looks like they are declining anime like mare (-is n.).

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And then I asked in the talk page whether the adjectival form would be animīnus -a -um on the analogy of marīnus -a -um from mare.

Unfortunately, nobody there has responded to me yet.

So what do you think? Do you like animinus better than animeanus?

Quinquaginta Approbationes Simplices Existentiae Dei

"Quinquaginta Approbationes Simplices Existentiae Dei"
"Fifty Simple Proofs for the Existence of God"

PZ Myers received something interesting:


I just got an email listing 50 "proofs" for the existence of a god. It was also sent to a large number of skeptics, and included a plug for the dumb-as-bricks author's book — she's a flea who writes an imaginary scenario in which Richard Dawkins gets psychiatric counseling…from Jesus! If Debra Rufini's imaginary dialog is as bad as this list of "proofs" — more like a collection of cliches, bad quotes, and lies — I can't imagine wanting to slog through it.

Any one of these I'd happily rip to shreds, but 50 at once? The distilled dementia herein is overwhelming, and I'm sure she counts on that.

Well, I'd love to respond to these!

This is going to be fun.

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Formae Novae Personarum Amatarum!

"Formae Novae Personarum Amatarum!"
"New Forms of Beloved Characters!"

Melissa found this:

Blogging NYT: Beloved Characters as Reimagined for the 21st Century

While perusing the pages of the New York Times the other day, we happened upon a most unfortunate sight. It was Strawberry Shortcake -- a childhood favorite -- staring back at us from the newsprint paper. Only, there was something off about her.

Well for starters, the Strawberry Shortcake we knew and loved never had long flowing long hair or a Rudy cap. Nor was she ever this modern. It was another classic case of fixing something when it wasn't broken...

Brooks Barnes writes about the makeover many characters are getting in order to keep up with the times. For instance, American Greetings Properties spent an entire year working on Strawberry Shortcake’s new look which now includes lipstick, fresh fruit and a cell phone.

How amusing!

This is making me think of Gina's OTMA picture! Kinda!

LWotP: modernus -a -um "modern."
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