== H A P P Y == E A S T E R ==

===  H=A=P=P=Y === E=A=S=T=E=R ===

=== H=A=P=P=Y === E=A=S=T=E=R ===

The title of the painting by PATTY BURRETS who is or was living in a place called Edina in the state of Minnesota is actually Balcony on the Sea — Greece. It works better than bunnies or yellow chick-chicks or pastel flowers for this celebration, though.

[ This isn’t too late by the standards of the family I grew up in. Apologies to everyone for whom it is, and you will please blame opponents of digital communications towers in green places for the delay. ]

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13 responses to “== H A P P Y == E A S T E R ==

  1. ISA

    Hi wordy. Happy Easter to you too. Hope your new venture in the hippie commune is going well.

    Which myth shall we start?

    1. Wordnerd joined an arts community on an island of the coast of Oregon.

    2. Wordnerd got a big job in publishing in New York.

    3. Wordnerd has retrained as a luberjack and emigrated to the far north.

    4. Wordnerd has married a survivalist man-woman.

    5. Wordnerd has been kidnapped by by an end of days cult.

    6. Wordnerd is on a long holiday in Vermont.

    7. Wordnerd is busy building hir house on a hillside which a good friend designed.

    8. Wordnerd has gone wild and is living with the wolves.

    And so on…

  2. wordnerd7

    At last! someone noticed … : )

    === Hope your new venture in the hippie commune is going well. ===

    … yes all well, thanks, @ISA, except for being kicked by Daisy as I was trying to milk her for the communal butter churn. For some reason it came sputtering out in tie-dye colours . . .

    Since you clearly know the answer, I am scratching my head over the quiz — with all those strange place-names. In _what_ country, I wonder …

    Stopped in at Xuitlacoche earlier and was almost as puzzled, there, by your caring so passiionately about whether or not Cif wins prizes. Why?

  3. ISA

    It’s a stick to beat them with Wordy

  4. ISA

    And so if Matt Seaton or anyone Googles they will find me there berating them. (And I got a digg in about the Books Blog “brand protection” censorship strategy too).

    Google: “Cif, Guardian, Matt Seaton” or “Cif, Guardian, Webby award”

  5. Hazlitt

    All wrong.
    Everyone knows corporal Wordnerd is serving a long prison sentence in a military prison.Corporal wordnerd was found guilty of stopping to write poetry during a mass bayonet assault on the enemy trenches.It was also pointed out during the trial,that corporal Wordnerd had replaced his bayonet with a chocolate bunny,after making little Buddha shrines from barbed wire in no-man’s-land.

  6. ISA

    “Since you clearly know the answer”

    I have no idea, Wordy.

  7. wordnerd7

    How my heart bleeds for people with identity crises … if I could only reach them, I’d say that the easiest solution is to start their own blogs and if they’re lucky, their comrades will tell them who they are. . . You’ve both got important details wrong, though. I got into trouble because it was an organic low-fat, low-carb, carob-bean bunny, whose confiscator spat it out ( the cheek of the man! the tragic waste!) … and for being found in Birkenstocks not boots when I stopped to pen my verses.

    === (And I got a digg in about the Books Blog “brand protection” censorship strategy too).
    Google: “Cif, Guardian, Matt Seaton” or “Cif, Guardian, Webby award” ===

    I’m sure they’ve all shivered to bits, by now, @ISA — and worse. Where there was once a strapping bicyclist-editor in an editorial chair, there’s naught but a few charred bits — to be consecrated in a special Sacred Relics of Ciffers Ceremony, my GU moles tell me. They’ll be singing the Internationale a capella.

    What means ‘brand protection strategy’ for biblioblog? My Inglish is very few … excuse, please …

    … And General @Hazlitt suh, I thought it was understood that the proceedings of court-martials were supposed to be strictly confidential — ?!!!! But thank you for defending my right to write execrable soppy poetry, suh. . . And you were behaving like another pooka but now thank Dawkins you’re back …. phew. . . . They really should change that expression to ‘like herding pookas’.

  8. ISA

    I think a lot of censorship has to do with brand protection. In other words if you say something that doesn’t accord with their brand image they will delete you. The market place and survival and all that. First protect your brand identity.

    I am sure that most of these arguments are not moral at all.

    And as for making people tremble in their boots. Who can tell? Should one demonstrate the power of a response? And if one did then would that have an impact?

    Don’t know.

  9. wordnerd7

    @ISA, sorry for this slow reply … too much bustling about in my maximum security correctional commune; too little sleep . . .

    === I think a lot of censorship has to do with brand protection. In other words if you say something that doesn’t accord with their brand image they will delete you. The market place and survival and all that. ===

    But isn’t that what the Animal Farm pigs would have said — about defending their right to stifle or obliterate dissenting voices as they bullied all the other beasts? They even had a marketing slogan — wasn’t it something like, ‘Two legs bad, four legs good’?

    === I am sure that most of these arguments are not moral at all. ===

    Surely censorship is in itself an immoral act, with rare exceptions?

  10. sean murray

    (Even more belated) Happy Easter, wordy!

    Are you really in a commune? I was in one of them back in ’02. What a collection of freaks we were.

    One St Patrick’s Day in particular I remember we rampaged around Dublin like the freed patients on the fishing boat in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I snapped out of consciousness at some point and then snapped back in to find us all standing on the reception counter of the hostel where I worked, belting out a very, very un-PC Celtic Football Club anthem and being applauded by a group of Danish tourists beneath us, who later told us we’d been singing similar ‘ancient Gaelic ballads’ for half an hour (sorry, Des). Happy Days!

  11. wordnerd7

    Hail pookas @Sean and @Alarming . . . wonderful to see your shining virtual faces pop up again, especially today . . . My communications problems have turned me into an involuntary imaginary being, too — the expert came this afternoon and left six hours later with only boxes and cables connected. A missing piece of software means I cannot use the boxes to actually go anywhere on the net. Impossible to convey how thrilling this is.

    Best of luck with the new show, @Alarming — and don’t forget that you also promised us a new video for May, I think you said. @Sean and @Des will help you with the ancient Gaelic singing parts.

    Must stop here … electronic wrist _and_ ankle bracelets in my special commune, Sean, are slowing my typing — well, you did ask — and I’m contemplating a miniature spying device that can be made to work as a nose ring, they say.

    I liked your friend AL’s piece in the Gruan about Susan Boyle — far more perceptive and stylishly written than her posts on ye olde biblioblogge.

  12. Hazlitt

    Well, that 6-foot tall invisible white rabbit, Wordy, is a pooka. A pooka? Yes, a pooka.

    In the film a pooka is described as: “Pooka. From old Celtic mythology. A fairy spirit in animal form. Always very large. The pooka appears here and there, now and then, to this one and that one at her own caprice. A wise but mischievous creature. Very fond of rum-pots and crack-pots…”
    Cough….. am I a rum-pot or a crack-pot….????
    Spare your pixels Wordy,I know the answer…:)

  13. wordnerd7

    Irresistible, not least for what you’ve done with the sound of the word. . . now I’m sure I want to be one too. ; ) . . . I wonder, though, whether being 7-foot tall will disqualify me? …

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