Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Brightness Falls from the Hair

Beauty is but a flower
Which wrinkes will devour;
Brightness falls from the air,

Thomas Nashe

People who know something (i.e., not me) seem to feel now that the famous line was a misprint, that the title above was probably what Nashe had in mind.

From Walker Percy's Message in the Bottle again (except for the picture). See also a nice article posted under the justifiably popular title "Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy" on God of the Machine.

What a shame.

WARNING! If you click on the photograph, you will get a much clearer view. Don't do it.


Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Apologies to both of my occasional readers, who I'm sure went through all this ten plus years ago. In my defense, though, it's new to me, and who am I trying to entertain here anyway?

10:13 AM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

wen't thrgugh waht ten yers ago?

waht scaers me abuot the godmachine thign is hes got meg inhis bolgrol.

1:13 PM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

ps. barefasdt sossage!

in a ratio of 3:1 combine pork diced ~1/4 inch and findly minced fatback with the rind removed. say mabe a pounnd or so totel.

1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp fresly grond blkack pepper
1/2 tsp drid sage
3/4 tsp drride marjaroaom
pinch gru0ond gingare
pinhc gurond cloaves
pintch groond gred pepar
2 tbsp watar

fry it up in paties. awfal damned good. fresh an jucy! but i fouund myself lokign at the fatback aftar mincign it an i wasy like 'dude thats a big fucking pile a pure fat there'.

u might want moare salt. teh JoC recipy cals for twice as muctch as that an its waay to salty for me so i halfed it. i mean you can always dump moare on. also i revarsed ther amounts of mrajorum an dsage. a litle sage gos a long way.

ive gota feling it wouldn do no harm to substitute wihite wine for the watar an throw in 2 tbsp fo crushshed garlic.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

went thru Nash(e) and 'brightness falls from the air' as a possible typo. I mean it's new and interesting to me but I was worried it might be old hat to you litrry types.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

The recipe for Barefaced Sausage looks v. interesting. Fatback isn't the same as salt pork, is it? Or is it?

10:58 AM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

i thnink slat prok is a difrant kinda porfk fat. but im not at all certtian.

1:12 PM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

i adblockked teh pichar righ away. i sleap moare soundly now.

6:35 PM  

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