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--undated sketch (w/ misspelled caption) of jazz trombonist Jimmy Archey by W.V.O. Quine, one of many notecard-sized sketches reproduced on the avocations section of an extensive archival website maintained by the late philosopher's descendants.
"That my life as a human animal is wrought with particularities is the law of things. That the categories of this particularity profess to be universal, thereby taking upon themselves the seriousness of the Subject, that’s when things regularly get disastrous."
-- Alain Badiou, "Behind the Scarfed Law, There is Fear" (March 2004)
"I never focus the camera - anyone can focus the camera - I focus you!"
-- Adolphe Menjou in Road Show (1941, dir. Hal Roach, wr. Arnold Belgard &c.)
--via Rod Smith, excellent out-jazz blog posting full sets (as RapidShare .rars) of Steve Lacy, Sam Rivers, David S. Ware and so forth, and some o.o.p. material from vinyl. I'm listening to a Lacy all-Monk set now; going to check out this rare Ellington/Mingus pairing (no, not Money Jungle) next.
"You've got to take your soup where the spoon is."
--Madge Evans in Beauty For Sale (1933, dir. Richard Boleslawski, wr. Faith Evans &c.)
"A fantasy of universal franchisement still obtains -- so long as she doesn't wear a veil."
-- Rod Halpern, Rumored Place (Krupskaaya, 2005)
--courtesy (via Douglas Wolk) the dorky, uneven, but sometimes on-point philolsophers; also see loltheorists for more information about how various figures from intellectual history (past and present) would text us, if they were cats.