a fool in the forest

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  • A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the
        forest,
    A motley fool; a miserable world!
    As I do live by food, I met a fool
    Who laid him down and bask'd him
        in the sun,
    And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good
        terms,
    In good set terms and yet a motley
        fool.

    As You Like It,
    Act II, Scene 7

    L'homme y passe à travers des
        forêts de symboles
    Qui l'observent avec des regards
        familiers.

    Les Fleurs du Mal,
    “Correspondances”

    [T]here is almost no subject-matter, and what little one can disentangle is foolish....
    One would call the style verbose, except that by definition verbosity is the use of words in excess of the occasion, and there seems to be no occasion.

    Yvor Winters,
    Forms of Discovery, Ch. 7


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    February 04, 2005

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    Martin

    Ha! I actually thought about you when I posted about the hedgehogs. I also thought about the Flock of Seagulls angle too, but for whatever reason didn't put it up, so I am glad you did it! While I have a 3 time zone advantage, I don't have a brain cell advantage!

    Rick Coencas

    I definitely share your soft spot for Lisztomania, but I think it has more to do with when and with whom I saw it rather than any particular qualities of the movie. However, I watched Tommy again for the first time in years a couple of months back, and even though it at times rivals Lisztomania for the title of most vulgar, it is musically very good. Tina Turner's Acid Queen works in a way Daltrey's original version never could, and I actually like Elton John's Pinball Wizard.

    One slight quibble though. Even though it is Daltrey who sings I hope I die before I get old in My Generation, I seem to remember Townsend saying he hoped to die before his 30th in The Kids are Alright. I remember a then and now piece of footage with Pete doing a double take. But I could be wrong, the old memory ain't what it used to be.

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