RE: memetics of the heroine

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            <I too suffer from chronic unread book syndrome. I saw a coffee mug
    > which said something like "so many books, so little time". I'm planning on
    > building a machine which stops time, so that I can catch up on my reading
    > and then be smart. One of these days I want to compare Marlowe and Goethe
    > wrt the Faust theme.>
            Coincidentally, this was one of the themes of a literature course I
    took. We studied Marlowe's Faust, Goethe's Faust, and also Bulgalov's 'The
    Master & Margerita', and Vaclev Havel's 'Temptation' (you know the Czech
    president playwright) also explicitly reworking Faust. I bought the first
    two and the last one but as to reading.... Oh, and the following year we
    also studied Klaus Mann's 'Mephisto', the book about an actor in Nazi
    Germany playing in Faust. Again book bought, not read- I could say in my
    defence that we were shown the award film version (we were film students
    also, so our lit lecturers tried to make links where possible), however, in
    this case I fell asleep during the screening...

            I think it was the pace of studying that I had trouble with. At A
    level (16-18 in school for our non-Brit colleagues), you studied one book or
    play for weeks, even months at a time, and then suddenly your studying one
    book or more, per week. The Faust stuff, for example was all of those texts
    in one week (or maybe two I forget exactly).

    > <The other wrestling organization WCW had a character Sting who appeared
    > to
    > have derive his recent persona via hybridization of Brandon Lee's "The
    > Crow"
    > and Jim Carrey's "The Mask" (Loki the Trickster himself?). Sting's earlier
    > incarnation was more like mid 80's football star Brian ("the Boz")
    > Bosworth,
    > if one of my friends is correct.>
            That rings bells- did he play for the Chicago Bears alongside the

            <I can out-babble almost anyone.>

            Well, this list is partly theoretical, partly social the way I see
    it, and it isn't always clear which part contains more babbling (certainly
    if you looked at my posts you probably couldn't tell the difference).


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