January 28th, 2008

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The Usual

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I sort of feel like I ought to apologize for not posting about anything suited for deeper discussion lately; my excuse is that work is busy and the rest of my brain is filled with fiction, so I wouldn't be doing right by y'all if I did start up anything because I wouldn't follow through...

But I will say that linguistics has come up in conversation a few times recently, and if you don't know much about it, you owe it to yourself to go find a good introduction to the subject (I recommend Pinker's The Language Instinct) and read up on it. It's amazing all the things you know and understand about language on a totally unconscious level.

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We watched The Fountain tonight.

Beautiful visuals (when it wasn't too dark to see what was going on.) Good soundtrack. Good story, even.

Terrible script.

I think if you took the prettiest parts and remixed them into a music video, and just told the story with voiceover, it would be absolutely fantastic. As it was... meh.