Saturday, March 24, 2007

Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music

"There is no such thing as electronica. I want each and every one of you to stop calling it that, because it makes you sound like a god damned retard."

A set of maps of the past thirty years. Check it out.

Oh, yeah, right, you have to winnow out some inexplicable chaff -- a dumb splash screen and some very dull intro material. Just ignore that crap and then click on the buttons in the upper left.

Idiotic, Yet Technically Not Misquoted!

"A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."
Oscar Wilde

Infuriate skeptics of all kinds!* Wilde wrote it all right (more or less). So what's wrong? Nothing ... unless you happen to remember that Wilde himself scored an 800 on the Cynicism section of the SATs. So of course the line above was spoken by a character in one of Wilde's plays. (Lord Darlington (incidentally modeled after the inventor of the Darlington transistor) in Lady Windemere's Fan.)

Our overall vision is to position Project WANNABE as the go-to resource on the internet for disinformation about our literary traditions. Watch this space!

*This quotation has become a cult favorite around the Project WANNABE offices, at least up here on the eleventh floor.