Thursday, December 25, 2008

Oh Dear God.

Isaac Hayes and his "Shaft" band. Yes.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Message

Humanitas vocabantur, cum pars servitutis esset.

"They called it civilization, when it was really part of servitude."

-Tacitus (Agricola)


Monday, December 01, 2008


I seem to remember reading that Samuel Beckett was never caught on film. But here he is, as patient, quiet and friendly as he was supposed to be. His accent is interesting-Dublin by way of Paris (and not an outright brogue like his master, who was similarly multilingual and largely based on the mainland).

In related news, Beckett has returned from the dead in order to coach a promising pupil: