October 26, 2010
- Resisting any proffers of assistance, he began to fill the grave, turning his back
on the crowd, that after a few moments' hesitation gradually withdrew. As they
crossed the little ridge that hid Sandy Bar from view, some, looking back, thought
they could see Tennessee Partner, his work done, sitting upon the grave, his
shoulder between his knees, his face buried in his red bandanna handkerchief.
But it was argued by others that you couldn't tell his face from his
handkerchief at that distance; and this point remained undecided. -
posted by TORY STEWART at 10:24 PM
October 18, 2010
Outcome, v.t. A particular type of disappointment. By the kind of intelligence that sees in an exception a proof of the rule the wisdom of an act is judged by the outcome, the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be judged by the light that the doer had when he performed it. - A.B. Esq.
posted by TORY STEWART at 8:07 PM
October 14, 2010
The spectacle presents itself as something enormously positive, indisputable and inaccessible. It says nothing more than “that which appears is good, that which is good appears." The attitude which it demands in principle is passive acceptance which in fact it already obtained by its manner of appearing without reply, by its monopoly of appearance.
posted by TORY STEWART at 11:14 PM
October 8, 2010
Motion, n. A property, condition or state of matter. The existence and possibility of motion is denied by many philosophers, who point out that a thing cannot move where it is and cannot move where it is not. Others, with Galileo, say: "And yet it moves." It is not the province of the lexicographer to decide. - Am.Bi.
posted by TORY STEWART at 10:38 PM
October 4, 2010
J.D. Williams as terminal corner boy Bodie emerges as a tremendous actor with or
without his white do-rag, filched from a production of The Crucible. - Lorrie Moore
I'm not sure about the last part but the first part sounds about right.
Also, this. Bunk's take here.
Really wish I'd been reading these recaps while watching, I am a sucker for "Bunk drunk" and "Herc fuck-ups."
posted by TORY STEWART at 8:08 PM