Friday, January 11, 2008

The Week--In Brendan

I've been away from collating the past weeks in Brendan. Don't worry, there's plenty for you to slog through. So, take a deep breath, pour out a snifter of your favorite distilled bevvo, and take a look at all of these blog posts. The literally gleam with good things! And you know what would be better? If you - my loyal readers - wrote comments on them. Ah yes, that would be great.

So without further ado, and in no particular order:

2007 Year Of The Kitteh (my finest hour as a journalist so far)
Euro Youth Culture In Crisis? YouTube To The Rescue
The Record Industry Cranks The Volume Up To 11
Take A Deep Breath
Bye Bye Cheap Food Hello Global Poverty
A Digital Eulogy For An Analogue Institution
Patience In The Airport
Unraveling The Red Tape In China
Dialing For Intergalactic Dangers
100 Bites Of Tasty Trivia From The BBC
From The Stacks: Prism
How Lead Invaded Our Gasoline
Get Good Grades Get A Free Happy Meal
Gifts For People Who Don't Need Gifts
Enlightened Advice From Ask A Monk
2007 Was A Good Year For Soulless Robots
The Secrets At The Edges Of Our Solar System
The Green Building Of Youth

Final thought: when's the last time you heard a real live person use the word moribund?

2 comments:

Gerry said...

Stanley Tookie Williams III (1953-12-29 – 2005-12-13) was an early leader of the Crips, a notorious American street gang which had its roots in South Central Los Angeles in 1969. In December 2005 he was executed for the 1979 murders of Albert Owens, Yen-Yi Yang, Tsai-Shai Lin, and Yee-Chen Lin...."And when you maintain this sense of peace and you live by truth, by integrity, these things don't bother me. It doesn't. I have been experiencing moribund type experiences most of my life. I could have died many a times. I could have died when I was shot. I could have died when I was shot at by the police and rival gang members. There were many opportunities for me to die. Of course, I don't want to die. I mean, after my redemption I have what I consider to be a joie de vivre, so, you know, I have an enjoyment, a love for life. So that’s why I can calmly sit here and speak to you or anyone else with peace in my heart and peace in my mind. I don't get rattled. Nothing can rattle me. Nothing will ever rattle me. I have been rattled the majority of my life." Excerpted from http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Stanley_Williams

Otherwise, "moribund" is moribund.

la jeune fille said...

In fact I like libraries more than the average person as well...Alors je croire que le toi et moi sommes parfaitment pour cette monde...hmm the grammar isn't good, but i think I get my point across...go to a library translate it :o)