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Who are you?

Felix Culpa

What is your tie to h2so4?

Anne Senhal

What is funny?

Jill's moralism.

What is not funny?

Jill's moralism.

What book should I read?

The Visible and the Invisible, Maurice Merleau-Ponty's unfinished [due to death's untimeliness] "masterpiece."

Why do you (on occasion) work for no money?

Because I don't need $.

What is your favorite movie? Or would you prefer to call it a "film"?

Singin' in the Rain

What is your favorite quote from Evany Thomas:

"What are you wearing?"

What is your favorite quote from elsewhere:

...what is proper to the visible is, we said, to be the surface of an inexhaustible depth: this is what makes it able to be open to visions other than our own. in being realized, they therefore bring out the limits of our factual vision, they betray the solipsist illusion that consists in thinking that every going beyond is a surpassing accomplished by oneself.

    --Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible

What piece of writing has most influenced your life?

The Visible and the Invisible, Maurice Merleau-Ponty's unfinished [due to death's untimeliness] "masterpiece."

What person has most changed your life ("famous" or non-)?

Cole Porter

So tell me, what would a person be surprised to find out about you?

I still sleep with stuffed animals (sometimes a moose, sometimes a rhino, and no, these are not metaphors or euphemisms).

What band would you have play at your next party (yes, historically open)?


Does not the war perpetuate that which it is called to make disappear, and consecrate war and its virile virtues in good conscience?

Question too Jill-ish.

To what are you addicted? What is addiction?

Refinement. By which I mean the whittling away at the less that is more. addiction is, of course, the more that is less, so I never succeed.

Do you, too, love Abraham Lincoln? why? why not?

I agree with Mr. Dye, that brother had style.

How does the cameraman compare with the painter?


Authentic being-one's-self takes the definite form of an existentiell modification of the "they"; and this modification must be defined existentially. What does this modification imply, and what are the ontological conditions for its possibility?

This means that if we are to change the world, we have to think outside of daily constraint, opinion and convention. That is the answer to both questions.

Is everything popular a debasement of what it would otherwise be? Are we really looking for a salvation or meaning that only a few can access, with difficulty?

There is nothing wrong with, as Evany Thomas might say, raising the bar a notch.

Anything you would like to add?

I'd like to move the bar up a notch.