Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Monday, 21 January 2013

Souvenir de Bordeaux

On one of my rare visits
to a restaurant
I observed (without being rude)
two guys (certainly a couple)
devoting more attention
to their cell-phones
than each other, or the food.

As one of them distractedly
poked his fish-farmed trout
he gave me food for thought -
and brought to mind a line by
William Carlos Williams:
'If you can bring nothing to this place
but your carcass, keep out.' 


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cell phones have become life-support units, apparently.

Wofl said...

Absolutely!

I have been exploring the Hungarian National Portrait Archive for paintings to put on my (popular!) beard-blog.

http://hairymouthfuls.tumblr.com

It is in entirely in Hungarian and very difficult to navigate. The search-box is useless. But I managed to find some excellent painters hardly known outside Greater Hungary (including Slovakia and Slovenia). Especially Berszényi and Bohun. The problem is that their subjects (usually aristocrats) feature only in hungarian wikipedia.

Would you be prepared to look up wikipedia for me and provide simple couple-of-words descritions or titles of the Hungarian gentlemen featured on my blog ?

By the way, here is a "new" blog to watch:

http://njvictor712.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/no-i-dont-want-to-take-your-children.html

Anonymous said...

If you have links to the articles, I'll give it a try. Do you still have my e-mail address?

Anonymous said...

auban,

I can't sit in the library to just read or think anymore because of the cell-phone usage. The one or two stores I go to (grocery and thrift) are exasperating because the talkers block the aisles, oblivious to their surroundings, not participating in their immediate life.

Wofl said...

Dear Bolyongó -

No, I don't have your e-mail address any more. But if you go to
http://hairymouthfuls.tumblr.hu
and scroll down the pages, you will come across dozens of Important Mágyars (most of them aristocratic).

I assume that Baró means 'Baron', of course. 'Gráf' isn't a problem, either. But some might have won important battles, or asassinated someone, or been asassinated, or eaten roasted Turks...

If you know anything about them, you could let me know...if you have the time and inclination. I should add that the paintings are pretty good.

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Anonymous said...

auban, i just sent you an e-mail. (Let's hope I have the right address.)

And yes, báró is baron, gróf (not gráf) is count.