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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2019-03-17 06:27 pm

I know I've only brought you grief

I lost most of Friday to a migraine. Saturday I did not have a migraine and attended rehearsal, which was lovely, but then came home in the evening and collapsed with shrimp curry soup courtesy of [personal profile] choco_frosh. Today I appear to have a migraine again, or at least an escalation of headache to the point of nausea and the desire not to move from my bed or even turn my head and open my eyes, which is not for any number of reasons a viable option. I am not happy. I have written again to the ENT. I quietly ate some corned beef for the day.

1. Philip Hoare on boilersuits. [personal profile] rushthatspeaks and I agree that Derek Jarman would approve of the banner images. The article quite properly refers to him as "St. Derek."

2. Adam Gopnik on Diderot. I had never previously given him much thought, but this profile-review succeeds unequivocally in making me want to have a conversation with the philosopher or at least read his novel with the talking genitalia.

3. I started reading this story because of the title and finished it because of the prose: Quintan Ana Wikswo's "The Fisherman Bombardier of Naval Station Norfolk: A Performance in Four Generations, Three Races, and Too Many Genders to Name."

4. Courtesy of [personal profile] moon_custafer: Art Deco and Streamline Moderne radios. I visit a couple of those at the MFA.

5. I keep forgetting that "The Good Ship Calabar" is the same tune as "The Handsome Cabin Boy." This is probably because I don't actually like "The Handsome Cabin Boy" very much.

I watched a couple of movies last night, but I am not writing about anything because my concentration is shot from pain, and I hate that perhaps even more than I hate being in pain. I spend a lot of my life in pain. I have to get something out of it anyway.
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[personal profile] sartorias 2019-03-17 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm getting a stupid tech loop on reading what the article has to say about Diderot, about whom I already know quite a bit--I wanted to see this slant.

Diderot was a complex person, upside being his enthusiasm for knowledge. I often think of him when I contemplate Wikipedia and the Net--it was exactly that that the Encyclopedists tried to invent.
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[personal profile] sartorias 2019-03-18 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
I'm too tech-stupid to deal with different browsers (and all that entails, what with having to reenter my fifteen billion passwords) so I hunted through my stack of New Yorkers, and found it. It kind of slips over the surface of what Diderot was like, but it's a good intro,.
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[personal profile] ethelmay 2019-03-18 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
I got kind of mad at that article. There was a lot of "He loved women and women loved him," and I immediately went "O RLY show me these women" and checked for actual evidence of what women said. So his wife was very unhappy with him (had street brawls with his mistresses), he writes to a lover to scold her for not having orgasms (the author of the article reads this letter very differently than I do), and he beats on the Tsarevna's thighs so that she has to put a table in between her and him so as not to get bruises at every conversation. I admit I might not be being fair, but Gopnik tends to get my back up.
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[personal profile] ethelmay 2019-03-18 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it was that Gopnik kept being so aggressive in defending behavior that didn't sound so great that I assumed the worst all around.

Also of course I meant tsarina, not tsarevna.
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[personal profile] moon_custafer 2019-03-17 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
(You might not associate Churchill with gender fluidity, but he was said to have bedded the glamorous singer, Ivor Novello, in his youth. Asked what it was like, he retorted gruffly: “Musical!” – interwar argot for queer.)

I think my head just exploded.
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[personal profile] lemon_badgeress 2019-03-18 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
I am making a voodoo doll of your ENT, and sticking pins in its HEAD.

I will remove them if you report they begin listening to you.
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2019-03-18 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
Those radios are beautiful.

I hope your headache goes away soon.
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[personal profile] moon_custafer 2019-03-18 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
I’ve probably posted this before, but there is a man in Toronto who collects and restores antique typewriters: https://www.antiquetypewriters.com/ . The Blickensderfer 6 has always been my favourite.

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[personal profile] asakiyume 2019-03-18 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, those are gorgeous
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[personal profile] asakiyume 2019-03-18 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
The shrimp curry soup sounds fabulous; the migraine not so much.

Boilersuits! Is that the name of that garment! I love it very much--very nice.

And I'll have to show the radios to wakanomori; he'll like them very much (they are very likable).
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[personal profile] asakiyume 2019-03-19 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
I hope he does!

He did! Likeability: further verified!
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[personal profile] moon_custafer 2019-03-19 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Boilersuits! Is that the name of that garment! I love it very much--very nice.


A modern-day Rational Dress Society is apparently trying to encourage the wearing of them, by both selling ready-made ones and offering free downloadable patterns for those who wish to make their own:
https://www.jumpsu.it/pattern/
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[personal profile] wpadmirer 2019-03-18 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
I am so sorry to hear about your migraine! I hope you feel better soon.
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[personal profile] thisbluespirit 2019-03-18 08:33 am (UTC)(link)
I@m sorry! I hope the migraine gets lost ASAP. <3
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[personal profile] shewhomust 2019-03-18 11:58 am (UTC)(link)
I had no trouble reading the Diderot article. I disagree with great chunks of it - how can you prefer 'Le Neveu de Rameau' to 'Jacques le Fataliste'? - but the book about Diderot and Catherine sounds interesting.
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[personal profile] cmcmck 2019-03-18 01:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I sang years ago with an all female shanty outfit called the 'handsome cabin boys' :o)
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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2019-03-18 02:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Today I appear to have a migraine again,

:( :( :(
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[personal profile] brigdh 2019-04-05 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"The Fisherman Bombardier of Naval Station Norfolk: A Performance in Four Generations, Three Races, and Too Many Genders to Name" was fantastic. Thank you for linking it! That prose - you're right, it's just amazing. I wanted to sing every line.

The Diderot reviews also sound great! He seems like he would make a much more fun dinner companion than Rousseau or Saint-Just.

I watched a couple of movies last night, but I am not writing about anything because my concentration is shot from pain, and I hate that perhaps even more than I hate being in pain. I spend a lot of my life in pain. I have to get something out of it anyway.
Very late sympathy, but a lot of sympathy nonetheless.