Comments: More Counting (UPDATED....TWICE)

"The unexamined life is not worth living" Socrates said this. According to Plato's "Apology"

Posted by Danielle at March 15, 2005 10:26 AM

Somebody wrote on the wall with crayon between their toes in the final scene of one of the pink panther movies

Posted by Danielle at March 15, 2005 10:41 AM

WHOOPS yep that's a reference alright. HEH. I didn;t even notice that was IN there... But but but (searches desperately for a technicality...ah GOT one) I don't think it counts as obscure. There is a MORE obscure one than THAT in there that big fat mess of a paragraph.

Lord, but blogging is WEIRD. You just spew out whatever you think of in less than half an hour, and you don't even notice your own references...and when I read a truly fantastic blog like CHEZ MISCARRIAGE--I mean she GETS the form you know, and I think, "I wonder what getupgrrl could do if she ever EDITED." Appropos of nothing.

Posted by Joshilyn at March 15, 2005 10:41 AM

which one is not obscure enough? plato or pink panther?

Posted by Danielle at March 15, 2005 10:48 AM

Okay, someone already posted Socrates. Not sure if that was the lit reference or not. But I believe the super-obscure pop culture reference you speak of is this:

And all of a sudden I just realized that…ah…they were just little, screaming creeps in the face of reality. And that they didn’t know what was happening anymore than I did.
That was the first time I tasted fear.

Which, google tells me (and no, I'm not ashamed that I googled it. I still take credit for knowing WHAT to google!) is from HWY: An American Pastoral, an experimental film by the Doors' Jim Morrison.

Posted by Aimee at March 15, 2005 10:56 AM

Unless it's from the writings of Herman Hesse or Christopher Moore, I'll never figure it out. :-)

Posted by Brooks at March 15, 2005 12:42 PM

Oh my goodness. My bloglines has stopped alerting me when you update so I thought you had quit blogging. I got worried and came to the site but you HAVE been blogging, and I have been missing out. Sigh...

I will totally be in Atlanta briefly this Sun and next Sat.

Posted by Heather at March 15, 2005 12:44 PM

"Footfalls", by Samuel Beckett: reference to May "revolving it all, it all in my poor mind"

Posted by DebR at March 15, 2005 1:47 PM

Dude. Heck with Samuel Beckett. We're still waiting upon the resolution of the SOCK STORY.
I mean REALLY.

Posted by Kira at March 15, 2005 5:16 PM

How are your granaries? (Ask Mr. Husband)

Posted by Waylon at March 15, 2005 10:39 PM

Kira has a point. I'm losing sleep over the sock story. I've always hated cliffhangers. ;-)

Posted by DebR at March 16, 2005 8:43 AM