Montag

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Work. Meh.
Not helped by being quite depressed about sending my boy home last night.

Tonight while Stu was playing removalist for Aurelius, I kept myself busy catching up on blogs, doing the weekend's washing up, and giggling over entries on this funny page Yvonne sent me. The label in French on the laptop bag is pretty funny. This self-referential story is kinda cool, and I giggled all the way through this experiment with USPS.

And the damned llama song has been in my head all weekend. Damned flipping!! arghh!!

Here's a llama, there's a llama,
And another little llama.
Fuzzy llama, funny llama,
Llama llama DUCK!

Llama llama, cheesecake llama,
Tablet brick, potato llama,
Llama llama, mushroom llama,
Llama llama DUCK!

I was once a treehouse, I lived in a cake,
But I never saw the way the orange slayed the rake.
I was only three years dead, but it told a tale,
And now listen, little child, to the safety rail.

Did you ever see a llama,
Kiss a llama on the llama?
Llama's llama tastes of llama,
Llama llama DUCK!

Half a llama, twice a llama,
Not a llama, farmer, llama,
Llama in a car, alarm a
Llama, Llama DUCK!

Is that how it's told now, Is it all so old?
Is it made of lemon juice? Doorknob ankle cold.
Now my song is getting thin, I've run out of luck.
Time for me to retire now, and become a DUCK!

3 Comments

Arian said:

This comment serves to express my complete lack of astonishment (and indeed, significant sense of enlightenment, considering the other writing to which it struck me as very similar) upon the realisation that the self-referential story was written by Douglas Hofstadter; it continues with the recommendation that anyone who has not yet read "G�del, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid" (meaning, specifically, Stu and Karen, but referring also to anyone else in that category who happens to be reading this) should do so as soon as possible. :-)

August 22, 2005 11:27 PM

   

Arian said:

Correction - the story was written by David Moser. But it was first published in Metamagical Themas, so Hofstadter obviously had a fellow-feeling with it. :-)

August 22, 2005 11:39 PM

   

Stu said:

I did look at Kazza's book of Escher drawings :-) GEB:EGB to follow at some later date.

August 23, 2005 4:23 PM

   

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