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Mosley
post Oct 15 2005, 05:02 PM
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Jabberwocky


'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves
And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch -
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought -
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogroves
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Lewis Carroll


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post Oct 15 2005, 06:05 PM
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Brabbelwog

Dis brillig en die glyme likkedis
Drool en drindel in die weib
Bibberkolies is die borogis
En die vniere rode sneib.

Pas op vir die Brabbelwog, my seun!
Sy tande byt, sy kloue gryp!
Pas op vir die Joepjoepvoėl se dreun
En die wroedige Ribberknyp!'

Hy vat sy swerpe sabel vas
En soek die afgemankste ding--
By die Toemtoemboom met die ronde kwas
Gaan staan hy eers en dink.

Hy staan nog daar en drommeldroom
Toe kom die Vuuroog-Brabbelwog:
Hy swiep daar uit die warboelboom
En borbel boonop nog!

Een, twee! Een, twee! Die swerpe swaard
Vlym heen en weer dwarsdeur.
Hy gryp die kop vas aan die baard
En galuppel huistoe weer.

'Het jy die Brabbelwog verslaan?
Kom, dit moet ons vier.
O praglik dag! Hoerį! Hef aan!'
Hy gig-lag van plesier

Dis brillig en die glyme likkedis
Drool en drindel in die weib
Bibberkolies is die borogis
En die vniere rode sneib.

(Afrikaans)

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post Oct 15 2005, 06:10 PM
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MELODIES
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There was an old farmer of Readhall,
Who made holes in his face with a needle,
Then went far deeper in,
Than to pierce his skin,
And yet strange to say he was made beadle.

III
There was once a young man of Oporta,
Who daily got shorter and shorter,
The reason he said,
Was the hod on his head,
Which was filled with the heaviest mortar.

His sister named Lucy O'Finner,
Grew constantly thinner and thinner,
The reason was plain,
She slept out in the rain,
And was never allowed any dinner.

I love Lewis Caroll biggrin.gif
But should this perhaps not be in Media? OoOo! Theres a discussion for you- is Lewis Caroll's nonsense Daft?


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post Oct 15 2005, 09:28 PM
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This poem is as close as I ever managed to get to biology revision;

Eukaryoty

‘Twas epithelial, and the osmoregulating rhizomes
Did gyre and gimble in the pleural fluid:
All flaccid were the nucleotides,
And the phloem substrate invaginate.

"Beware the Eukaryote, my son!
The adenosine triphosphates that bite, the dendrite branches that catch!
Beware the hepatic chlorofluorocarbons, and shun
The conjunctival fovea!"

He took his positive geotropism in hand:
Long time the vegetative propagation he sought --
So rested he by the transpiration stream,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in etoilated thought he stood,
The Eukaryote, with eyes of flame,
Came peristaltic squeezed through the turgid wood,
And eutrofied as it came!

Ay tee! Jee see! And through and through
The phenotype blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went fermenting back.

"And, hast thou slain the Eukaryote?
Come to my arms, my extracellular boy!
Oh, C6H12O6! 2(C3H6O3)! 120kj!'
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas epithelial, and the osmoregulating rhizomes
Did gyre and gimble in the pleural fluid;
All flaccid were the nucleotides,
And the phloem substrate invaginate.


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post Oct 15 2005, 09:43 PM
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Alright then, here's my interpretation:



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post Oct 16 2005, 02:48 AM
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Hum, its an interesting point.... can Lewis Carrol's work be described as 'daft'? I originally put it here as I had no idea where else it would go. but yes, I would also say his work could be called 'daft'. what with the creation of non-sensical words, and situations/environment. I'd link his drug taking to that. Though also i'd say there was an underlying layer of harsh stark reality to what he writes. what does anyone else think?

aso, Novander, that was an amusing interpretation there!


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post Oct 16 2005, 03:41 AM
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Well, I think that Jabberwocky is certainly a bit daft. But Lewis Carroll took drugs? I hadn't heard that.


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post Oct 16 2005, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Oct 16 2005, 03:41 AM)
Well, I think that Jabberwocky is certainly a bit daft. But Lewis Carroll took drugs? I hadn't heard that.
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He was in the upper classes, I think it was practically a rule for the dissillusioned youth, or socialite.


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post Oct 17 2005, 01:16 AM
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Jaberwocky is one of the very few poems I know off by heart. It's a shame that it's mostly nonsense really.

I used to work in an off-licence (a liquor store, in the US) and on Sundays it would be very quiet. I used to rate the busy-ness of the day using the Bohemian Rhapsody Index (BRI). Essentially, this was the number of times you could sing the Bohemian Rhapsody in full before the next customer came in. I think one day had a rating of seven, which needless to say was pretty high even for that shop.


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post Oct 17 2005, 01:22 AM
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Mata lived in the U.S? Gasp!

Anyway, I'd wager Carrol was on drugs. And if nothing else, we can always fall back on the pedophile thing.


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post Oct 17 2005, 01:33 AM
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But for the record, as loony as the Jabberwocky is, it's still better than that bastard Coleridge's "Kubla Kahn." God I hate that poem. The only good thing it ever did was provide fodder for Dirk Gently's Hollistic Detective Agency.


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post Oct 17 2005, 01:35 AM
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I don't think he meant that, more telling the American readers an off license's counterpart.


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post Oct 17 2005, 07:58 PM
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bohemian rhapsody index! i like that a lot, we used to use the amwabep scale at the cinema. given a fixed price ticket entry level and a string of torn tickets in our hands we knew exactly how much money was coming through our door, we also knew exactly what we were getting paid for our days work *caugh caugh* so we could work out Are My WAges BEing Paid. sadly on most days they were not. this is of course at a cinema that didnt even have tills, instead opting for a wooden drawer under the counter of both kiosk and box office talk about backwater!


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post Oct 17 2005, 08:35 PM
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As Mosley said, he was in the upper classes. Therefore, probably (and if you look at his work in detail it sort of hints at it) took opium in some form or another.


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post Oct 20 2005, 12:00 AM
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Well, it seems to me that this thread must go in Daft, not because the works were daft, but rather so that everyone can spam, and just write "Yeah, Lewis Carrol is awsome"

On a completly unrelated note, Lewis Carrol is awsome.


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post Oct 20 2005, 12:35 AM
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His photography wasn't very interesting, even compared with other people taking photos at the time, and the whole small-girl thing was a bit creepy. That said, his books have certainly created a whole new section of imagery for western society, which isn't bad going.


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post Oct 20 2005, 01:29 AM
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Indeed, agreed. I actually just purchased the Devil May Cry 3 Manga (adds much needed backstory to the events leading up to the game. Anyway, it centered around the kidnapping of a little girl named Alice, included in it were a mad hatter, a demon rabbit, he fought a giant teleporting cat, and the twins Dante and Vergil were referred to as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. I wonder what that was a reference to...


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post Oct 20 2005, 10:25 PM
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!!!!!

I've only heard this poem once, because one of my friends had a crazy english teacher that made them all memorize it (atleast thats what I remember the story to be.... but I tend to change things in my head so they sound more cool sometimes.... huh.gif ) and I thought it was totally crazy, and when she told me that it was buy the guy that wrote Alice in Wonderland I was very surprised.

I guess cuz I've never really seen/read Alice in Wonderland.

And now, due to whatever crazy series' of coincidences lead to it, we have a play coming up of Alice in Wonderland, one of my good friends is going to be in it, and there's this thread about the author.

Life is strange.... Conincidences can be scary.


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post Oct 20 2005, 11:34 PM
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Either that or the ghost of Lewis Carol is reaching out to you from beyond the grave to tell you something really important... Like... Um... Eat your greens? Type 'because' fully? Dress like a firate/pairy every day? *shrugs*


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post Oct 21 2005, 02:26 AM
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HEY! You're right! I dont type 'because' fully!

DAMN IT ALL TO HELL!!!

0.0; The internet has gotten the better of me!

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post Oct 21 2005, 02:35 AM
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Here ( http://www.style.com/vogue/feature/120103/...slideshow1.html )
Is a fashion designer's iterpetation (I can't spell, I know) of Alice in Wonderland. I just thought that it was a cool Idea...


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post Oct 22 2005, 04:40 PM
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I like the modern take on the way Alice would dress, though some of the stuff really scares me 0.0;

I like the twins suits ! tongue.gif

I'm also reading Alice in Wonderland now.... 'Tis quite intresting....


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