"A part of this strangeness of dress is that it links the biological body to the social being, and public to private."
abra on 2012-08-24 03:46:14
Anyone know what she was talking about?
maradnu on 2013-10-07 17:14:54
wvwoman on 2014-01-25 23:44:22
spill it, maradnu!
puzzler86 on 2014-03-20 19:08:49
chopstix on 2014-07-24 16:45:51
I was curious too abra, I found this link on Amazon: http://books.google.com/books?id=Je4...s...&f=fa lse (sorry, the site wouldn't let me "lift" the passage) It seems that Ms. Wilson wrote a book called "Adorned in Dreamsβ¦ Fashion and Modernity" I'm glad you asked the question, as this book looks rather interesting for someone in my trade - I sell vintage and used clothes! So thanks a bra!
abra on 2015-03-18 10:51:01
Well, thank you a bra, too, that was very interesting.
LLapp on 2015-06-03 09:26:30
I love shopping in second-hand stores, but I draw the line at vintage bras.
puzzleme on 2015-06-04 17:26:54
I love the crypto-comments ever so much more than the crypto-quotes!
Andy451 on 2015-06-20 18:15:55
So then our clothes are strange, and our bodies and our societies are not? The usefulness of our toes, the shape of our ears, the existence of an appendix, the appearance of sexual organs isn't strange? Are not the Amish, the Shakers, the Mormons, the Moonies, and fundamentalists all a little strange. Is not Phil Knightj, the CEO of Nike who screams at his employees to make them work harder, a little strange? Was President Nixon and his cabinet not a little strange? People are strange, when you're a stranger, streets are uneven,when you're alone. Women seem wicked, when you're not wanted, the cops have your number, when they chat on the phone. When you're strange. Voices come out of the rain. When you're strange . . . .
abra on 2015-06-27 15:15:10
I like the Doors. I'm not sure I understand all the stuff before, but i like the Doors.
JJ20paws on 2016-10-09 15:04:54
Gaga's meat dress was strange
"We forget our faults easily when they are known to ourselves alone. "
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
montyb on 2012-02-28 22:24:44
Barnabas on 2015-03-27 08:24:02
It was your asphalt, Monty. Or did you forget that?
universalmom on 2015-05-05 13:56:41
montyb on 2016-01-08 09:26:44
It's not supposed to be cracked that way?
universalmom on 2016-07-13 05:37:17
SwampySox on 2016-07-22 12:06:29
That cracks me up.
"Any healthy man can go without food for two days -- but not without poetry. "
Lily H on 2012-03-18 22:16:02
I think most men would probably prefer to have the food and not the poetry.
montyb on 2012-05-24 13:30:56
I like to grill some poetry a couple time a week.
bansaisequoia on 2012-09-04 16:11:51
And, if you slather some hemp on it, you've got a great source of protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids. http://m.newhope360.com/site-files/n...st-protein.jpg
WRQ9 on 2012-11-18 06:20:29
If you have barbecue, you don't need any pottery, you can eat it with your fingers.
locodad on 2014-03-08 10:23:32
after two days of not eating you might eat the book of poetry with his author. I wonder which one would taste better.I am laughing while I am writing this
wvwoman on 2014-04-13 00:54:40
kb83 on 2015-09-17 09:51:23
Can I just have two food items that rhyme?
skeeter on 2015-09-26 12:36:07
I like my ode a la mode.
JenDiaz72 on 2016-01-29 07:21:21
Wanna bet... I haven't yet... Damn!
montyb on 2016-04-24 15:37:08
Ham hocks and lox.
LLapp on 2016-06-10 12:38:21
Salami, salami, baloney.
maradnu on 2016-10-14 14:38:42
Give peas a chance
abra on 2016-11-09 18:14:30
Steak and cake.
skeeter on 2017-04-09 23:58:05
I like my stanza bella with a little panzanella.
skeeter on 2017-12-13 15:58:46
I'd rather have this nice eclair than poetry from Baudelaire.
"Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words. "
darkyr on 2016-06-14 09:16:33
Must... comment... cannot... hold .... back.
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." ~ Albert Einstein
I read every quote today, for my first visit
There are many duplicates, and many pithy quotes that seem to be missing.
Still it was a worthwhile use of my time.
I slept and dreamed that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was duty.
I acted and behold: duty was joy.
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"Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself - praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised." Marcus Aurelius
pipsi on 2017-12-04 08:36:10
Sounds like someone didn't notice their wife's new haircut
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
montyb on 2012-08-31 20:30:29
Wow! I never knew "Dogs Playing Poker" on black velvet was so profound.
SwampySox on 2016-07-31 17:51:00
Tried that a while back- lost big time. Them there dogs is good.
"Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shores our bed and eats at our own table."
dybbuk on 2010-07-30 17:43:24
shores our bed?
montyb on 2013-06-20 02:25:40
It could be "shares". But Melville also had quite a bit of maritime experience, so this might be a bit of nautical slang.
zenith on 2014-01-21 04:51:39
I'm thinking it's a mistake - "shares" not "shores"
marnita on 2014-08-25 14:59:44
"Shore" can also mean brace or support, as in "shore up." But I agree "share" fits better in the quote.
highbrow on 2016-06-14 08:26:45
If you put this quote into Google the results are about 50/50 between shores and shares.
LLapp on 2016-12-03 21:37:41
I thought it was snores.
bkmcincinnati on 2017-01-05 02:25:17
This is not a quote of anything Melville said. It is actually from a W. H. Auden poem called Herman Melville. Shares is correct.
montyb on 2017-07-19 12:42:57
I'm with LLapp. If there is anything worse than evil, it's evil with apnea.
Cryptogrammers hath no fury...
"Who is more busy than he who hath least to do?" John Clarke
LiveLoveLaugh on 2011-07-13 00:02:06
LiveLoveLaugh on 2011-12-10 20:56:00
Still hate hath
gryhnd51 on 2012-04-26 21:03:15
I share your sentiments completely!
puzzleme on 2013-07-06 05:27:20
I hath no love for hath, either.
bazinga on 2014-03-02 17:42:43
Haters gonna hate, hathers gonna hath.
montyb on 2014-05-18 15:05:36
Hah! got hath this time!
judy100 on 2015-08-01 00:55:53
He hath to busily play Cryptos
abra on 2015-09-19 14:46:33
Hate hath too.
SippyGurl on 2015-10-20 06:22:32
marnita on 2016-09-05 03:48:48
I will join the hath haters.
skeeter on 2017-07-26 05:18:46
Thufferin' thuccotash! This one gets me every time.