Sunday, July 10, 2005

Plus and Balls

"We learn the number 'one.' Then we think we know the meaning of the number 'two,' because 'one' plus 'one' equals 'two.' But we are mistaken, since we do not know what 'plus' means."

Or something like that. I saw Alphaville today, and that's a bit of dialogue that I've been thinking about the most. Maybe because it was one of the few moments where i could read several subtitles in a row. This film could really benefit a non-french speaker like myself by having yellow subtitles, or a less pure white at the bottom of the frame all the time.

also visited a batting cage today and swung a bat at some balls for the first time in years. no home runs, but a few base hits and maybe a double once in a while. strangely enough, it seemed like something i could get into. not because of the sporting aspect, but because i'm attracted to the simple repetition and rhythm. almost like meditation. broken only by the frustration of missing the ball entirely, which doesn't bother me too much.

Oh, IMDB has the actual quote I was trying to remember above: Once we know the number one, we believe that we know the number two, because one plus one equals two. We forget that first we must know the meaning of plus.


Blogger Mark said...

Didn't know you had a blog, chum. Good to see that you have enough of a life not to post every day.

I will have fun leaving comments and generally being a nuisance.

Yes! I am well aware of the "next blog" button. I became bored with it many, many, many months ago. Maybe it's time to give it another shot.

2:05 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

You know, I'm not really believing your lies about updating often any more.

Anyway, you'll be happy to know that I've started my own personal site again. Maybe it will inspire you. I have vowed to post to it at least three times a week.

12:06 AM  

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