Archive for December, 2010

More Movies

Friday, December 31st, 2010

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-il is a fanatical cinephile whom is said to have a library of 15,000 films, and for years he has directed his own propaganda movies. He was behind the seizure of a leading South Korean film director and his wife in 1978, “re-educating” him in prison and camps for five years before telling him to get on with more movies, although the couple later escaped during a trip to Vienna in 1986.

David Batty

Our Deepest Values

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

You seem to think we might censor a student’s thesis, which is lawful and already in the public domain, simply because a powerful interest finds it inconvenient. This shows a deep misconception of what universities are and how we work. Cambridge is the University of Erasmus, of Newton and of Darwin; censoring writings that offend the powerful is offensive to our deepest values.

Ross Anderson


Thursday, December 30th, 2010

I would give the secret recipe for my grandmother’s bouillabaisse to be in a Billy Wilder picture.

Maurice Chevalier


Monday, December 20th, 2010

Life is what
happens when consciousness
meets the present


Monday, December 20th, 2010

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

George Burns


Monday, December 20th, 2010

Il “viva la figa” che poi divenne una specie di motto implicito del berlusconismo trionfante, allora era solo un allegro umore da amiconi, quando le mogli non sentivano, o da goliardi del pre-femminismo.

Michele Serra


Sunday, December 19th, 2010


A Music

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Which is more musical, a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?

John Cage


Friday, December 17th, 2010


Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Has it come to this? The police dragging a man with cerebral palsy through our streets?

Kira Cochrane