Friday, August 31, 2007

Motivationala cu Mircea Cartarescu

Daca esti in cautare de substanta in presa romaneasca atunci ai grija sa ocolesti ultimul articol al lui Mircea Cartarescu din EVZ, Vitelul de aur. Intr-un comentariu la un post precedent am fost taxat ca il calific pe Mircea Cartarescu drept lamentabil. Am explicat ca lamentabil era articolul sau, nu personajul in sine. Astazi scriitorul recidiveaza cu un articol in care in cel mai bun caz as ghici o anumita doza de ironie etalata pe prea multe linii ca sa mai aiba vreo doza de substanta. (Ne)intelectualitatea noastra persista si o face cu brio, case closed.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Interesting findings

From Vomitory's "Blood Rapture" album review on Metalreviews.com.

"Just to be clear on one thing, the name of the band is really not the place where one disgorges the contents of the stomach, but a term describing an entrance piercing the banks of seats of a theater, arena or stadium (although only the band itself knows exactly why the name was chosen)."
After a quick check, it seems like the Romans were actually using the term vomitorium in the same context as the one described by the author of the review, to describe an exit from an amphitheatre. Very well then, this seems acceptable with a little bit of imagination.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Mátyás király restaurat

Matei Corvin, ales sa relanseze turismul cultural. Un bun inceput.