Thursday, August 13, 2009

25 years ago

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. --George Orwell, "Nineteen Eighty-Four"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Distant lands

The Emperor of China is a Chinaman, as you most likely know, and everyone around him is a Chinaman too. --Hans Christian Andersen, "The Nightingale"