Wednesday, April 20, 2011

another day, another awesome blog

Hello all, 

Wow, I do not know what has enticed me to begin this as a letter, or a speech, but alas I have. I enjoyed writing a blog yesterday, and turns out, people were impressed. So I thought, what the who, I will get my ego fed daily (I say that, I will probably do this for about two more days, or until school goes back) and write another blog. 

First, I need to give a shout out to my wife, you know who you are. And you are disappointed I did not put your picture up yesterday. I was going to put one up today, but I'm wondering; do you want the shot of you on your knees? or the one of you posing naked on the swing? I wasn't sure which one you would be more comfortable with me showing. 

OK, those that know me from the wonderful world of stalkbook will be aware that I am currently getting frustrated with people misusing the spelling of their/there/they're, and your/you're. So, I thought to go with the theme of literature I will tell you about some of my favourite books. I graduated the other day (for those that were there, I was the awesome one who forgot to tap the hat twice, and then gave the crowd a thumbs up) and my ma gave me a Readings voucher. I am very impatient so I have spent it all, so exciting. 

I bought the following two books (and another one that is not interesting enough to talk about yet):



For those of you who do not know Banksy check him out. Amazing graffitti artist with many political views. For those that are ultra lazy and have excuses as to why their life is so stressful here is a good youtube clip that shows a collaboration of his work. 

                           

And this following one is his adaption of The Simpsons starting credits.

                         


Hey I just realised that I have added more things from my engagement list. Woohoo, go me...I am superawesome..Yeah....everyone should comment and tell me this. Um, anyway as I was saying, I also bought a graphic novel adaption of my favourite book 'The Little Prince' (equal with Jonathon Safran Foer's 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'. I will talk about this book another time when I am in a dark psychoanalytical phase).

I don't have any cool video clips to show you of 'The Little Prince', but here is as list of my favourite quotes from it:

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.

To forget a friend is sad. Not every one has had a friend. And if I forget him, I may become like the grown-ups who are no longer interested in anything but figures…

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

"What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well…”

"That is the hardest thing of all. It is much harder to judge yourself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself, it's because you're truly a wise man." 

"What are you doing here," he asked the drunkard...
"Drinking," replied the drunkard, with a gloomy expression. 
"Why are you drinking?" the little prince asked. 
"To forget," replied the drunkard. 
"To forget what?" inquired the little prince, who was already feeling sorry for him. 
"To forget that I'm ashamed," confessed the drunkard, hanging his head. 
"What are you ashamed of?" inquired the little prince, who wanted to help. 
"Of drinking!" concluded the drunkard... 

"Language is the source of misunderstandings." 

We are forever responsible for what we tame .





5 comments:

  1. "I love you" - Anonymous.
    Ok, there are two people I am deciding would have written this. Initials are either HC, or RE. But...it may not be. So you must tell me, or else I have someone in love with me that I am totally unaware of. HELP!

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  2. I am not anonymous. I do love Banksy!

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  3. ok it was me.

    foer is touring - he'll be chatting in melbourne for $35, ill send you some details when i find them. you may need to remind me. its possibly an animals rights thing but could just be a writing thing. i havent looked into as im crook.

    hehe now you definitely know its bogan me.

    love you. you are super awesome.

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  4. hi, I've never read the little prince even though I always wanted to, but you wrote a few things about the little prince that gave me a glimpse of it.

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