Daily Archives: February 22, 2011

Language is a virus from outer space – Wm Burroughs

Language is a tailor shop where nothing fits – Rumi.  Click the scientist to hear a masterpiece of jibberish. Thanks Dan S.

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Happy Birthday Luis Bunuel

Influential Spanish filmmaker Bunuel, in 1928, collaborated with fellow Surrealist Salvador Dali on the film un chien andalou. It, along with Bunuel’s 1930 film L’Age d’Or, influenced hundreds of subsequent directors including David Lynch, David Cronenberg and Guy Maddin. To get inside his head, here’s some quotes from Luis Bunuel:  “Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.” “In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.” and “Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I’d love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers.” Bunuel was born on this day in 1900. Click on his portrait painted by Dali and he’ll show you un chien andalou. It’s only 16 minutes. Be brave. Not dead/Dead since July 29, 1983

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