Friday, June 27, 2003

mixed writing links

Mel Brooks' The Producers is coming to Melbourne. Meanwhile boynton may enrol in an intensive drumming workshop.
Drumming taught Brooks the basics...."Rhythm to a comedy writer is crucial," Brooks says. "When the rim shot comes in - and certain words are rim shots; words with a 'k' or an 'i'. 'Chicken' is a perfect word. It's a funny image. What did you buy? A chicken!?"

George Orwell quiz (via Moby Lives)

A reunion of the women chosen to work as guest editors at Mademoiselle magazine in 1953, one of whom was Sylvia Plath who immortalized the experience in
The Bell Jar (via Pop Culture Junk Mail)

"I have been reading Joyce and find it a nightmare in my present condition. . . and not Lawrence and not Virginia Wolf [sic] or anybody who writes by dipping the broken threads of their heads into the ink of literary history, please.
Zelda Fitzgerald's observation is actually a footnote to an entry on This Day in Literature about a dinner party arranged for F.Scott to meet his hero.

Comments: mixed writing links

My mother just returned from Oz, the Eastern 'estate'.

What are rents like?
Posted by esnet at June 27, 2003 04:51 PM

I laughed a lot when I read that Mel Brooks' interview and the comment about "chicken." It is definitely a funny word and I'm dying to have a chance to test it out on someone.
Posted by mcb at June 27, 2003 05:13 PM

es, there'snoplacelikehome.
The eastern estate is better, the southern parts thereof best. I think the rents are good, but don't know how they compare to yours. Probably higher. I'll look into it.

yes mcb - always good to have certain chuckling words like chicken up one's sleeve.
Posted by boynton at June 27, 2003 05:49 PM

Bialystock's been living here for ages. Only rarely bump into Bloom though.
Posted by Tony.T at June 30, 2003 02:46 PM

Maybe only once in a blue bloomsday, bialy?
Posted by boynton at June 30, 2003 03:04 PM

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