Archive for the Literature Category

Date of Odysseus’s return

Posted in Literature, Neat on April 16, 2010 by gvcatullus

According to historians and astronomers, Appril 16th 1178 B.C. was the date Odysseus returned to Ithaca to take out Penelope’s suitors:
“On April 16, 1178 B.C. a total eclipse blotted out the sun at high noon; astronomers know that much for certain. The other events of that day are considerably less definite, but researchers say the date may also figure large in Homer’s Odyssey, the epic tale of Odysseus’s journey home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. Using astronomical clues from the text, researchers say that Homer may have indicated that the day of the eclipse was also the day that Odysseus finally reached home–arriving just in time to slaughter his wife’s persistent suitors.”

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Henry Miller Asleep and Awake

Posted in Henry Valentine Miller, Literature, Must See, Neat, Nerdgasm on April 15, 2010 by gvcatullus


Filmed in 1975 when Miller was 84, this 35 minute interview (directed/conducted by Tom Schiller) is a must see.  Henry Miller at 84 is charming, witty and a raconteur to rival Twain.  What makes this video so fascinating is that much of it takes place in a bathroom and yet it inspires multiple viewings.

I don’t think I want to see Wally Lamb talking about anything for more than 90 seconds and I hope he is in a suit.

There are other Miller videos in YouTube, but I think this one is the best.

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Three Woolf T-Shirt

Posted in Funny, Geeky, Literature, Neat, Nerdgasm on March 11, 2010 by gvcatullus

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The Wickerpig

Posted in Geeky, Literature, Neat, Pop culture on March 3, 2010 by gvcatullus


Unlike the Neil LaBute remake of the Wickerman, where Nicolas Cage is allergic to bees and punches Ellen Burstyn on the face (while wearing a bear suit), this comic is a loving tribute to one of the finest British Films ever made.

You can read the whole comic here:

Bleeding Cool

I hope these guys do a Muppet Long Good Friday or Get Carter.  Get Kermit perhaps?

Let there be sprite

Posted in Funny, Literature, Photo of the day! on February 14, 2010 by gvcatullus