Thursday, July 02, 2009

Found a great new blog

Vicki Boykis - she is an awesome writer!

Found a great quote from Umberto Eco on her blog:
When all the archetypes burst in shamelessly, we reach Homeric depths. Two clichés make us laugh. A hundred clichés move us. For we sense dimly that the clichés are talking among themselves, and celebrating a reunion.

I don't know why, but for some reason it reminds me of another quote, by good old Uncle Joe:
One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.

And Uncle Joe was a very good statistician...


Blogger evanstonjew said...

Good pick.

So who is a better blogger, Ms. Boykis or I make My Own Seltzer,Rokhl, the Rootless Cosmopolitan?

Ms Boykis is more versatile and prolific, but I choose Rokhl. Don't know exactly why...maybe because I'm not Russian.

Any opinions?

July 02, 2009 7:52 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...


I don't think I can choose between them, they have very different styles and interests.

Though I can see why you'd choose Rokhl. From watching your activity on the Web, I get the sense that you enjoy sorting through the fallout of clashes of ideas. Rokhl is definitely more of a disruptive force and an idealogue.

July 02, 2009 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Vicki said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and linking to it. You are right that Uncle Joe was a great statistician in that he casually murdered hundreds of thousands of people. I'd like to hope that I can someday do that as a statistician. And have pictures painted of children giving me flowers.

EvanstonJew, I don't blame you for choosing Rokhl. Someone who makes their own seltzer and is starting an uprising of Yiddish culture is clearly a force to be reckoned with. The only thing I can be a disruptive force about is if my local supermarket is out of Nutella and I maybe complain to the store manager, if they're in and if I feel like it. On the other hand, you don't have to be Russian to like me. My Polish blog editor Sztzanlyslawl for example hates Russians because they forcefully invaded his country, raped the population, and Russianized many place names over a number of centuries. But I pay him over minimum wage, so he doesn't mind.

July 03, 2009 4:25 PM  

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