icepixie: ([Photos] Ireland)
I saw a headline in the print version of the New York Times today that I never thought I would see in my lifetime: "Hoovervilles of '09 Emerge in Fresno and Elsewhere."* And then in explaining what a Hooverville was to someone, I unconsciously used the phrase, "during the first depression."

ACK.

* Granted, according to this, the headline is somewhat misleading. Still.

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In other news, I totally just made a veiled reference in my Joyce paper to the Minbari belief that life/the soul is the sentient universe trying to understand itself. I'm tempted to make the connection explicit, but I think that might be going too far. (For the record, my thesis has expanded from "the bird-woman at the end of part IV and the pregnant woman of the Ballyhoura hills in Portrait are aisling figures who represent art rather than Ireland, and thus women are still objectified, just in a different way from before" to all of that, plus, "everything in this book is a reflection some aspect of Joyce himself, so therefore these two women are aspects of Joyce's own conception of his artistic talent." I'm not sure this is going to be provable in a ten-page paper.)

Ouch.

Sep. 15th, 2008 04:25 pm
icepixie: ([Random] Head/Desk OTP)
Well. This seems rather appropriate given the various economic news items today:

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more animals

Lolanimals: Solving the world's problems, one caption at a time.

(I'm beginning to wonder if my 401k-turned-IRA, paltry as it is, will ever recover from this meltdown...)

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