RARA-AVIS: Re: visual prejudice

From: Steve Novak (Cinefrog@comcast.net)
Date: 13 Jul 2008

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    Love this notion of ³visual prejudice²...because of your Œunraveling¹ from such nefarious prejudice...I got into some old Demouzon 79 Œpolar¹ which turned out great...

    Now...how many moving boxes of unread Œpolars¹ have you got in the basement????...attick...?????...garage?????????...........bedroom (if you¹re not Œaquainted¹ and/or Œspoken at/for/to/about/...from...!¹)..???????

    Montois...just trying to find out how many boxes he should get at the local Kroger/Meijers/Piggy Wiggly...Carefour...

    On 7/12/08 8:27 PM, "jacquesdebierue" <jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com> wrote:
    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com <mailto:rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.com> , DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
    >> >
    >> > Mario,
    >> >
    >> > You under house arrest? Or on the run and only had time to grab a
    >> > handful of books, in that classic Desert Island scenario? You chose
    >> > well, vintage Leonard and Chandler. Need us to airdrop you some books?
    >> > We'll have to set up a dead drop so the authorities won't catch you.
    > No, just on vacation. I thought I had a bunch of hardboiled stuff at
    > my summer place, so I didn't take any... and it turned out I didn't
    > have those books here. In fact, what I have are mainly additions that
    > various guests have left over the years... a lot of horrid stuff,
    > novels about academics and people rediscovering their inner selves and
    > such. The Chandler was a lifeline that my younger son threw me. He
    > also brought Puzo's _The Last Don_, which I'll tuck into next. I
    > remember that one as a great read.
    > As an aside: for quite a while, the sight of bookshelves with familiar
    > books has been repelling me. I now function much better when books are
    > not in sight. For the longest time I used to stare at certain books on
    > the shelves and yet never pick them up. It's much better to pick
    > something out of a box, there is less visual prejudice. There must be
    > a name for this sort of visual rejection, nowadays there is a name for
    > everything. To judge from everything that is considered a named
    > problem, it's a miracle that the human race has lasted this long. If
    > you listen to the experts and add it all together, it looks like we
    > are all fucked up all the time in some way or another. End of rant.
    > Best,
    > mrt

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