Wunderkammer

Wunderkammer

This is a fantastic word, I love it but why does a word that is almost never, ever used in my daily discourse resonate so much with me???

Hhhmmmm I have to ponder this one some.

Is is because visually, the word looks strange?

I do like that the word is spelled phonetically as it sounds. The simplicity of the word brings back memories of my first few years in elementary school when I had to re-learn English. It seems that learning to speak English from my mother wasn’t such a good idea since English wasn’t her first language. Live and learn, I did!

Is it because of the words’ definition?

According to the Oxford Dictionary online it means ” a place where a collection of curiosities and rarities is exhibited.” How cool would it be to have your very own wunderkammer – a place to hide/display your stash of the cool and unusual.

Light bulb moment! The Internet is a wunderkammer in it’s own right. Anyone can display their treasures in various types of formats, from videos, scanned pages of print books, audio files, blog posts etc.

Is it because the word just sounds wrong when you say it?

Not wrong in a nasty, kiddie porn kind of a way but in a “you just totally made this word up dude” sort of way. The word does not role off your tongue at all, more guttural sounding but it does have a certain old world vibe that I like.

I really think it’s a combination of those reasons that makes this wonderfully weird word work for me – Thank Dr. Reed for introducing us : D

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Lorem Mother F**king Ipsum

  On September 9th Dr. Reed introduced the class to Lorem Ipsum, the dummy text used when laying out an article or webpage. We used it during a lesson for inserting graphics into our blogs – Dr. Reed also introduced us to Philosoraptor that day. I didn’t use Lorem Ipsum in my blog posting (more’s the pity since my blog is lacking in course content entries), I used Thomas Carlyle instead.  

   Today, I’d like to introduce the class to the Samuel L Ipsum generator used to create the “Motherfucking Place Holding Text Motherfucker!” Instead of random letters and symbols, this particular generator uses movie lines from Jackson’s many movie titles. Lines from the classic Quentin Tarantino films Pulp Fiction & Kill Bill to the horror fest that was Snakes on a Plane – this is the generator for a new generation for sure. Viewer discretion is advised!!!

 

 

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             Hold on to your butts

Well, the way they make shows is, they make one show. That show’s called a pilot. Then they show that show to the people who make shows, and on the strength of that one show they decide if they’re going to make more shows. Some pilots get picked and become television programs. Some don’t, become nothing. She starred in one of the ones that became nothing.Is she dead, yes or no?The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.I gotta piss. Your bones don’t break, mine do. That’s clear. Your cells react to bacteria and viruses differently than mine. You don’t get sick, I do. That’s also clear. But for some reason, you and I react the exact same way to water. We swallow it too fast, we choke. We get some in our lungs, we drown. However unreal it may seem, we are connected, you and I. We’re on the same curve, just on opposite ends.Uuummmm, this is a tasty burger!My money’s in that office, right? If she start giving me some bullshit about it ain’t there, and we got to go someplace else and get it, I’m gonna shoot you in the head then and there. Then I’m gonna shoot that bitch in the kneecaps, find out where my goddamn money is. She gonna tell me too. Hey, look at me when I’m talking to you, motherfucker. You listen: we go in there, and that nigga Winston or anybody else is in there, you the first motherfucker to get shot. You understand?No, motherfucker Look, just because I don’t be givin’ no man a foot massage don’t make it right for Marsellus to throw Antwone into a glass motherfuckin’ house, fuckin’ up the way the nigger talks. Motherfucker do that shit to me, he better paralyze my ass, ’cause I’ll kill the motherfucker, know what I’m sayin’?I’m serious as a heart attackDo you see any Teletubbies in here? Do you see a slender plastic tag clipped to my shirt with my name printed on it? Do you see a little Asian child with a blank expression on his face sitting outside on a mechanical helicopter that shakes when you put quarters in it? No? Well, that’s what you see at a toy store. And you must think you’re in a toy store, because you’re here shopping for an infant named Jeb.

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Want more Samuel L. Jackson then check this out (NSFW)

Samuel L. Jackson reading \”Go the F**k to Sleep\”