[D-G] how many sides does a piece of string have?

shathley Q swordschool at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 09:23:10 PST 2006

how many lions does it take to fill an empty cave?

well there;s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. we need to know how
big the average lion is. we need to know about the cave.

heck if we went down to the river lion's union on 18th, local 149, you know
the one, we could get some actual lions. who come in very specific
dimensions, we could contract a location scout to find a presentable
savannah cave. we'd know exactly how many lions then.

of course we'd have to have a crew on standby, and medical, catering, with
an on-staff toxicologist. someone from legal of course. someone to talk to
the studio, someone to talk to the network. I know this really great guy,
director, I'm sure youve seen his work before, its... there's a word for
it... polymimetic.

trouble is he only hires young women interns between the ages of 17 and 29.
he tell's me life's too short. we'd have to have legal look things over,
simmer down the activist groups.

oh and the lions. I forgot about the lions, we'd definitely need them. I get
things rolling the minute you sign. and we'll wrap things in about two
weeks, not much longer than that.

or you could go the other way entirely - it takes just one lion. after that
the cave aint empty no more.

second answer's all about treating the cave and the emptiness qualitatively.
its a rationalistic response to the world. we theorize about what a cave is,
about what a lion is, about what constitutes empty. and then without
evidentiary procedures we move as if our theory can safely stand in for

On 1/27/06, NZ <pretzelworld at gmail.com> wrote:
> all im trying to say is that the internet provides a fine place for
> the list and I just wanted to support Rita's (hello!) efforts in
> making ths internet list a more "published" work! the cab-driver would
> b e a fantastic editor cuz the cabbie has such a funny personality, i
> like it a lot! (please take me whereever you want to go mister
> taxi-driver!) but if you cant decide perhaps the internet is a good
> place to allow multiple stories to intersect, I like wikipedia b/c the
> connectyion link like a narrative building list (personally I think
> EVERYTHING on the internet is a linear list, even a google search is
> not non-linear, it comes to you as a list, it is all linear really
> even the URL, I imagine this deleuze list growing like strings,
> perhaps Linkletter's entry from 1998 could be appended by SpikeLeeJr
> in 2007, but I guess you'd want to link those strings together in some
> readable way, or perhaps it would be nice to tangle them inside the
> cab-driver's belly like spagetti?)
> its good to celebrate with beer, the sumerian new years (of 36
> centuries ago) is a historic event in the history of civilization.
> After "the flood", when the governing family structure (oedipal or
> otherwise, just read deleuze on the "barbarian societies") got
> replaced by the "state" structure, thanks to that jerk nimrod and his
> crony priests who also began to codify the biblical canon as well as
> create a structureal economic latice (which began our modern
> geopolitics) aaannnnddd.......... and what is also quite neat is that
> at the same time (er, within a couple centuries) the written "picto"
> language began to deal with homonyms and synomynms as "literal"
> graphic representations and such things that the schizophrenic psyche
> feed off..... all of theses things go hand-in-hand, growing up to
> today! especially money!
> those darn deluvian priests and their deluded poetics of astronomy
> (not science, poetics!) with their depressed paranoid psychology who
> looked away up into the stars and could find the same constellations
> that existed in their neulogical pathways, like a mirror of the mind,
> and what they saw was a spiralling spiral spiral of destuction. There
> is something incredible about the fact that the narative is not built
> from things that exist in the world, but merely the geometrics of
> stars and planets, somehow this makes more of a correspondense with
> the neuoloical constellations of our imagination.
> but they only saw a spiralling dragon who will eat up all the flock in
> some kind of paranooid apocolysce - by gosh did they have some
> personal problems that needed to be worked out! at least the earth's
> axis has changed significantly since 3600 bc(!) so now that dragon is
> no longer spiraling around the "absolute north" point, just off to the
> side a little, and I gues thatts good for now.
> As for spelling, I hate spelling, leave the way it is, its organic at
> least, if people want to express themselps in a particular way they
> then they ought to make the effort to tighty up themselves (ie
> submissions work fine for most normal publications, but it seems like
> we all want to avoid that submission process, I feel that way anyway
> thank you)
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