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De Profundis

Oh!
She had the face of an angel,
Smilin' with sin,
The body of Venus with arms

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This encomium was either penned by Duns Scotus or Bon Scot - I wonder which ...

June 21, 2006 | Permalink

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The clue, of course, is Venus with arms -- the Venus de Milo wasn't discovered until the 1820s. I interviewed a guy who did a book about it, hmm, for some newspaper -- was it the Austin Chronicle? Ah, yes -- googling I found this:
http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2003-10-24/books_feature.html

You know, if you put enough of yourself on the Net, as you become old and senile, you can just google and pull up your whole past -- no need to memorize it anymore. Memory is soooo passe!

Posted by: roger at Jun 21, 2006 10:56:38 AM

Tangerine, Tangerine, Living reflection from a dream;
I was her love, she was my queen, And now a thousand years between

-LZ III

Posted by: Brandon at Jun 21, 2006 4:47:25 PM

Roger,

I commend you for bringing some scholarly dash to my intentionally silly question. And it amuses me to think of Duns Scotus being confused with Bon Scott!

Brandon,

I love some Zep, but Plant never did it for me as a lyricist. It would be fun to compare some of his coarse(est) sententiousness to 'ol Bon, like Plant's "a big-legged woman ain't got no soul " with Scott's execrable "I've got big balls / I've got big balls /
They're such big balls /
And they're dirty big balls."

High-minded stuff, huh?!

Posted by: Paul Craddick at Jun 23, 2006 10:23:34 AM

where you gone my blue eyed son?

Posted by: brandon at Jul 16, 2006 9:56:46 PM