And the new phrase book is just like nonstop utter nonsense -- there are these "commercial phrases" used in sales, lots more sex, but a little more graphic and with fewer nipples this time (?) and TONS OF PIZZAZZ! (not really)
― Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 27 February 2012 15:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
I mean, "banged his walker noisily across the room" <--- where exactly are you going to use this phrase? is that really an all-purpose phrase?
― Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 27 February 2012 15:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
also it's a new issue of "story of life" -- i have another one but i don't really like it as much so i am not going to post it. i do like the cover of story of life #41 though
― Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 27 February 2012 15:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
the article is about sun damage to the skin
i'm not sure if that's sfw or not?!
― Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 27 February 2012 15:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
sorry if not :(
Is your worry about how to talk about it artistically mainly because you don't really know how to explain what you're doing to other people? I'd say it's collaged found poetry using the cut-up technique, I think most people would understand that at least roughly.
This is a great description. Once again, I want these books. I'm assuming the "walker" being banged noisily across the room is what I would call a Zimmer frame? So, like, some cranky old person stomping about?
― emil.y, Monday, 27 February 2012 15:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
So, like, some cranky old person stomping about?Yes.
Do I have your permission to use your description of what I'm doing? I don't know what else to call it and I like doing it but explaining the whole thing is getting a little tiresome for me and also for everyone who makes the mistake of asking me what I've been up to.
― Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 27 February 2012 15:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Q - can you see the rabbit?
Haha, of course you can use that description.
It took me ages to actually work out that it was a person on that Story of Life cover. I kept on looking for Wittgenstein's duckrabbit in the contours. And now the only rabbit I can see is in the diagrammatic person's crotch.
― emil.y, Monday, 27 February 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
I like that the lady on the cover is curled up like a rabbit, and also there is a rabbit hopping out of the disease gravestones and there is a human figure growing out of its ears.
The images in these magazines are really amazing! That's where the nurses came from too. There are so many that I'm just sort of saving for later.
I also dug up my 1977 Clemente yearbook, which is so full of interesting faces that I could cry.
― Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 27 February 2012 17:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
well, i guess i started a tumblrlet's see if i can keep this together?! i'm going to try.hasn't been too taxing so far, maybe i can allow the world to see these things now?
the username is the same as the silly stagename i chose
dolores + genus name for goldenrod
any suggestions for maintaining copyright on the images?
emily, i may use your description if anyone ever asks what i'm doing :)
― two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
here is an interesting george lakoff lecture about how he started thinking about conceptual metaphor, cold rainy day, 5 students, a woman comes into class late covered in rain and crying.
he relates a story of a a young woman (above) who talks about her relationship with her boyfriend during class (lol Berkeley in the 70s) and how it is a "dead end street" -- this leads to a discussion about romantic love and the phrases used to describe it
"...English has a lot of expressions where love is seen as a journey"
watch it! he's awesome (he does a lot of political discourse analysis these days, super interesting too but not relevant, worth watching though for sure!!)
― former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 03:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
a friend was recently excited about the romance novel phrase "her creamy sheath", which she'd encountered somewhere on the internet. i thought it suggested canneloni more than arousal.
― Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 04:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
one en, two els
'creamy sheath' sounds more Penthouse Forum than romance novel, ew
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 05:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, it's not terribly enticing
― Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 05:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
just a little boomp
― game of crones (La Lechera), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 22:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
50 shades of grey is basically this thread, right?
― phooey and nuts and phooey (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
50 Shades of Grey wishes it were this thread.
― carl agatha, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
― judas, a homo (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
anyway if you guys wanna see my tumblr, where i am adding a bit more meat (hehehe) to the story, it's hereall or most of the captions are from the phrasebook as wellhttp://doloressolidago.tumblr.com/
― game of crones (La Lechera), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 17:55 (1 year ago) Permalink