January 24th, 2005

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Ten random things: January 24

Ten poems by Jaroslav Seifert:

  1. "Night Alarm"
  2. "An Umbrella from Piccadilly"
  3. "Song of the Sweepings"
  4. "At the Tomb of the Czech Kings"
  5. "Allegro con spirito"
  6. "Apple Tree with Cobweb Strings"
  7. "The Bombing of the Town of Kralupy"
  8. "Merry-Go-Round with White Swan"
  9. "If One Could Tell One's Heart"
  10. "Berthe Soucaret"

Jaroslav Seifert (1901–1986) was a Czech poet who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1984. You can read several of his poems (none of the ones mentioned above, though) at Archipelago Magazine.

Speaking of lists of things, check out Merlin's latest list of five things. Funny!

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    Pizzicato Five - "Baby Love Child"
me

Omphalaskepsis

I have a list of quotes I maintain for my own amusement, and a little CGI program that plucks a random quote from that list. The one that popped up when I looked at it earlier today was intriguing:

Normally I'm a woo!-er but the situation seemed to call for a whee! I tend to reserve woo! for genuinely woo!-worthy events.
     - John Heaton

I have no idea what the hell I was talking about when I said that. It is kind of funny, though, so I guess I was justified in adding it to the list.

And just in case you were wondering just how highly I think of my own wit and wisdom, of the 400+ quotes in the list, only one other is one of my own:

I finished Bridget Jones' Diary today. I was happy she ended up with Mark Darcy.

It's official, I'm a girl.
     - John Heaton

That one I remember; I said it in an AIM conversation with Scully, one of my pals from the TWoP Buffy forums.
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    Mould, Bob - "See a Little Light"