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by DVG
Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2006
Replies: 514
Views: 121688

Name: DVG Source: unca20060606.htm Oh, I know what the mayo was supposed to refer to. I just didn't think anyone could sum up the whole of American art as "mayo" and then go on to claim he or she has "good taste." You might sum up Eakins or Gifford or Pollack or Tiffany as mayo, but it would certai...
by DVG
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2006
Replies: 514
Views: 121688

Name: DVG
Source: unca20060606.htm
I'm still mystified by the mayonnaise comment, myself.
by DVG
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2006
Replies: 514
Views: 121688

Name: DVG
Source: unca20060606.htm
Dear Frank--

What are you talking about?

Sincerely,

DVG
by DVG
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2006
Replies: 514
Views: 121688

Name: DVG Source: unca20060606.htm "Islam is an early religion, so it is natural that they are in their enlightenment stage, that's just a normal pattern." You speak of religions as if they were pupating insects. The Aboriginal Australian myth cycle is thousands of years older than Islam. No "enlig...
by DVG
Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Dan Simmons Paranoid Fantasy Corner
Replies: 94
Views: 16438

I would not conflate moralism with a need to "preach the word." I absolutely agree that most novelists are moralists, but this hardly supposes that they have a distinct agenda (save that inculcated by "moralism" as a culturally specific construct). John Cheever was a moralist and...
by DVG
Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Artistic Comprehension and Criticism
Replies: 39
Views: 6218

If your bedroom was on fire an hour ago...and someone told you your entire house was on fire now...would you say: "Well, gee, who cares, I mean, the bedroom was on fire an hour ago, stop being such a worrywart?" Do you actually think things do not decay? In which case...perhaps you will al...
by DVG
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Artistic Comprehension and Criticism
Replies: 39
Views: 6218

I'd say prior to the 1960s Corporate "control" of American "culture" was pretty much a peacemeal affair. Lets take Sears Roebuck, which was certainly a socio-economic force to be reckoned with back in the 19th century, let alone the 20th. Its competition was ranged up one side of...
by DVG
Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Science fiction--literature's dysfunctional family?
Replies: 89
Views: 15662

I disagree, Eric--I don't understand Paris Hilton and I doubt she majored in Classical Greek.

Ex-fiance aside.
by DVG
Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2006
Replies: 514
Views: 121688

Name: DVG Source: unca20060606.htm "I suppose you could argue that anything material created by humans is garbage, since it's all going to end up on the heap eventually. Paperbacks, oil paintings, Hondas, skyscrapers...all in the bin, it's just a matter of time." AHA! You are actually ALVY SINGER.....
by DVG
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Science fiction--literature's dysfunctional family?
Replies: 89
Views: 15662

If you don't identify as a writer at all...isn't it a bit presumptuous to assume what may or may not motivate them on a sliding scale of success? I have never worked with computers or special education and have never played in a band, so I don't know that I have any idea why those who do would behav...
by DVG
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Science fiction--literature's dysfunctional family?
Replies: 89
Views: 15662

So, I suppose this begs the question of how you identify yourself? Not trying to stir things up. I'm merely curious. Myself--I haven't had the success I've wished for, but I've had enough to feel somewhat validated and on the whole optimistic about my writing. True, it's not my sole love, and my exp...
by DVG
Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Science fiction--literature's dysfunctional family?
Replies: 89
Views: 15662

With all due respect, Ezra (and you are obviously an intelligent writer with, yes, a sense of humor), I tend to agree with Loftus. This is an internet bulletin board, not the New York Yacht Club. There is no inner sanctum in any meaningful sense. I wouldn't have posted here at all if that's the way ...
by DVG
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Science fiction--literature's dysfunctional family?
Replies: 89
Views: 15662

"I'm kind of surprised you have such limited experience with the crowd." Only partially by choice, but I admit I've largely avoided any kind of social involvement with SF-related activities, save for occasional readings and other events where the text comes first. My first convention was p...
by DVG
Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Science fiction--literature's dysfunctional family?
Replies: 89
Views: 15662

Rudiger, simply out of curiousity and with no desire to start up name-calling, may I ask why you met my initial comments with such vehemance? The only reason I can think is that I've reviewed a book of yours unfavorably, which certainly wouldn't have happened in the last five years or more. I've onl...
by DVG
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Science fiction--literature's dysfunctional family?
Replies: 89
Views: 15662

Eh. Fair enough. You must admit you laid it on me rather thick right out the gate, Mr. Martin. In any case, I might be different in one way--when I find that the company of a set of people brings out negative qualities in me (regardless of what the people themselves are like) I generally try to give...

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