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Original Poem on December 2016 Random Thread

Fallen Caryatid by Rodin

Now all the truth is out,
Be secret and take defeat
From any brazen throat,
For how can you compete,
Being honour bred, with one,
Who, were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbours’ eyes?
Bred to a harder thing
Than Triumph, turn away
And like a laughing string
Whereon mad fingers play
Amid a place of stone,
Be secret and exult,
Because of all things known
That is most difficult.

–“To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing” by William Butler Yeats
(Image: “The Fallen Caryatid” by Auguste Rodin)


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Hot Topics, v. 2016

It’s been a while since we had a new Hot Topics thread, so here goes.

As noted before, this is a place for careful, clear, respectful discussions of difficult topics. No flame wars, please. This isn’t the rest of the Internet (as you may have noticed).


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Greco-Kokonvention!!!

KaiYves reports from Athens, Greece, where she is on an archaeological dig:

Today, Gimanator took time out from his whirlwind tour of Europe to hang out with me at the Acropolis Museum here in Athens. I was pretty tired from digging this morning, so I don’t know how coherent I was, but I tried to be a good tour guide and intelligently discuss art, politics, and the ethics of museology. We took this photo outside of the museum.

Also attached is a photo of a pin of Urania that I saw at the Hard Rock Cafe earlier in the day. I didn’t know she had dyed her hair.

A report of our observations for the Kokonspiracy file on a possible heist of the British Museum’s Parthenon statuary will be submitted according to procedure S-39b.

Kai and Gim in Athens
Urania at the Hard Rock Cafe


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International “Talk Like a Pirate” Day 2015

Ar-har, mateys! ‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year again!


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A place to explore the implications of broad, far-reaching, perhaps wild and crazy notions that insert themselves into your imagination and somehow won’t go away.


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Many happy returns of the day to all you hoopy froods who know where your towels are.


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Happy 451st Birthday, William Shakespeare!

We think one of your lines says it all:

What fools these mortals be!

And the rest is silence.


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