Monday, January 29, 2007

File under really bad ideas...

For Purim, should we dress the baby up as:
  • Balaam's ass
  • Haman's ear
  • A pig in a blanket


Blogger The back of the hill said...

Errrm, skating on the cusp of bad-taste here, but given that the very young tend to have repulsive qualities at both ends, how about a costume capitalizing on that?

A large toxic waste emblem on the diaper.

Or even better, "nuclear device boy".

By the way, I notice that you do not provide a link in your signature when commenting on the bear's blog.

And Oregon? Oregon?
Wow. Never though of Oregon as being the place. But then, given the chaotic flight from any sense of achdus among Bay Area Yidden, Oregon probably makes better sense than Northern California.

2/01/2007 9:16 PM  
Blogger Tzipporah said...

Ha! hopefully he'll be off antibiotics by the time we reach Purim, so the "explosive" diaper issues will be moot (please G-d).

I suppose I could add my page link in comments, but I don't want people dismissing my comments simply because of who I am. I'd rather they dismiss them because they're stupid comments. :)

2/02/2007 3:45 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

I'd rather they dismiss them because they're stupid comments.

So, are you planning to make any stupid comments anytime soon?


About once every month or so, someone tells one of the newer commentors about my particular 'non-ness'. The reaction is usually a version of "whaaaaat???!!?"

It's actually rather gratifying, and it does not seem to have fazed too many people. But it might simply be the curiosity value that keeps 'em talking to me.

Sollst hobn a gitn shabbes,

2/02/2007 4:53 PM  
Blogger Tzipporah said...

Just looked at your profile again. Is Pale Fire REALLY one of your favorite books? I loved it but gave up after a couple hundred pages because I couldn't get "sucked in."

2/02/2007 6:28 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

I first started reading Nabokov as a teenager for the, errm, naughty bits. Went from Lolita to Ada (the first half is beautiful, the last half seedy and depressing. King Queen Knave. Speak Memory. Pnin. Pale Fire. But I read fast, so Nabokov asks that I slow down. He lards his texts with references to other parts of the text.

On the recommendation of a friend I also read much Wyndham Lewis, who also plays with, teases, and generally taunts his readers. The Apes of God and Tarr to start. The man is infuriating. But semi-enjoyably so.

Pale Fire is an easy read - when I was still living over near Broadway and Columbus I read it in the bookstore before buying it, along with Pnin. I have reread both a number of times since.

I've given up on sucking other people into the Nabokov phenomenon - like Dickens, people either like him, or they don't. It may have something to do with reading spead and attention to sparkly things in the word-grass.
I cannot read Dickens, but I can listen to someone else reading him aloud.

2/02/2007 8:26 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...


1. Add closing parenthesis after "depressing".

2/02/2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Erratum the second: "reading spead = reading speed.

2/02/2007 8:29 PM  
Blogger Tzipporah said...

BOTH - "errata" in your blog comments? ok, now I know for sure you're a word nerd. :)

2/05/2007 2:23 PM  

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