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darqueau commented on the word boredom
...perhaps all sins are not causes, but effects, being the result of that first sin, Boredom.
K.W. Peter, Infernal Devices
June 9, 2009
darqueau commented on the word darqueau
a spectre is haunting bohemia...
June 8, 2009
darqueau commented on the word immortal
the immortal thirst for beauty has always found its satisfaction...
April 22, 2009
darqueau commented on the word ballistic
the ballistic quest for technical proficiency has always found its target...
darqueau commented on the word technics
Thank you Mr. Lewis Mumford
February 6, 2009
darqueau commented on the word banausic
I am only banausic
February 5, 2009
darqueau commented on the word wood-engraver
"The wood-engraver may well feel dismayed to find himself described in the dictionary as 'a maker of woodcuts; a kind of boring insect.' If he wishes to differentiate sharply between himself and the beetle, whose method is presumably far longer-established than his own, he will refuse to bore, and keep his tool resolutely near the surface."
"The Way of Wood Engraving" Dorothea Braby, Associate Member of the Society of Wood Engravers
January 28, 2009
darqueau commented on the user Prolagus
for a while, yes. I can not be relied upon, Prolagus.
I must admit to my infidelity...I've been spending more time on flickr.
January 6, 2009
darqueau commented on the word dandy
...money is indispensable to those who make a cult of their emotions; but the dandy does not aspire to money as something essential; this crude passion he leaves to vulgar mortals; he would be perfectly content with a limitless credit at the bank.
-Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life
November 13, 2008
darqueau commented on the word vote
October 29, 2008
darqueau commented on the word sidewalk
the owners of this property are pleased to allow the public a revocable license to use this private sidewalk area.
darqueau commented on the word printmaking
"Like learning to play ping pong backwards in a mirror with a time lapse"
October 28, 2008
darqueau commented on the word hypnagogic
I insist on the fact that the drawings thus obtained lost more and more, through a series of suggestions and transmutations that offered themselves spontaneously - in the manner of that which passes for hypnagogic visions - the character of the material interrogated (the wood, for example) and took on the aspect of images of an unhoped for precision, probably of a sort which revealed the first cause of the obsession, or produced a simulacrum of that cause.
Max Ernst "On Frottage" 1936
October 20, 2008
darqueau commented on the word fat potential
men aren't horrible... but the weather can be, sometimes.
October 2, 2008
darqueau commented on the word inky sod
spreads like a disease...
darqueau commented on the word bypass
I used the bypass switch to deactivate it...
darqueau commented on the word photosculpsit
September 29, 2008
darqueau commented on the word printmaker
definition number two is absolutely brilliant.. and true.
September 28, 2008
darqueau commented on the word edifice del eve
conversion of the game of chess into an architectural edifice
September 25, 2008
darqueau commented on the word bossiroam
The Cow's Precious Product
darqueau commented on the word aboha
a bit of heavenly architecture
darqueau commented on the word lithography
Lithography is the only great historic graphic process of which we know the name of its inventor...
-Prints and Visual Communication by William M. Ivins. Jr.
September 22, 2008
darqueau commented on the word desire paths
also referred to as desire line...
September 21, 2008
darqueau commented on the word baader-meinhof phenomenon
it could happen to you...
September 17, 2008
darqueau commented on the word maculature
September 8, 2008
darqueau commented on the word hectography
an obsolete method of duplication used in offices before the invention of the photocopier.
darqueau commented on the word chalcography
There are three national chalcographies in the world, all of which maintain large stocks of engraved plates from which impressions are printed as ordered by the public. The first was founded by Clement XII in Rome in 1738... The Madrid chalcography followed in 1789, and owns most of Goya's plates. The one in Paris was founded in 1797... The italian and French establishments have habitually identified their productions with blind-stamps.
-Prints and Printmaking, Antony Griffiths
darqueau commented on the word culs de lampe
The french term used for the small decorative tail-piece printed at the end of each chapter in an illustrated book. Often wood-engraved or etched. The corresponding designs at the beginnings of chapters are called vignettes.
darqueau commented on the word maniere criblée
darqueau commented on the word xylography
another term for woodcut
darqueau commented on the word sayanpeau
August 21, 2008
darqueau commented on the list achilles-g-rizzoli
Projected Major Unit No 35 in the Y.T.T.E.
The Shaft of Ascension
in which euthanasia is available to those desiring and meriting a pleasant, painless bon voyage from this land.
August 20, 2008
darqueau commented on the word ponies
darqueau commented on the word eagerray
darqueau commented on the word nevermine
darqueau commented on the word roomiroll
darqueau commented on the word tootlewoo
darqueau commented on the list words-sung-by-belle-and-sebastian
a spectre is haunting this list
August 19, 2008
bourgeoisie has been listed twice.
darqueau commented on the word inspector of weights and measures
performs a variety of inspection, testing, investigative and law enforcement duties... for the purpose of regulating for the protection of consumers, the accuracy of all types of measuring devices used in commercial trade transactions, and of all types of commodities sold in the state by units of weight, volume and other measures.
August 14, 2008
darqueau commented on the word football
When will you realize it doesn't pay
to be smarter than teachers, smarter than most boys
so shut your mouth, start kicking the football
bang on the teeth, you are off for a week, boy
darqueau commented on the word anarres
One of my favorite books as well.
August 8, 2008
the anarchist planet, Anarres.
(really, it's just a moon... see feckless)
darqueau commented on the word cornflake
I was choking on a cornflake
you said have some toast instead...
-stay loose, B&S
August 6, 2008
Looks like we have become the proud adopters of an orphaned list... (and people say I'm irresponsible)
darqueau commented on the word terry underwear
you only did it so that
you could wear you're terry underwear
and feel the city air run past your body
-stars of track and field
darqueau commented on the list belistful
August 5, 2008
darqueau commented on the list printmaking-terms
With the woodcut graphic art became mechanically reproducible for the first time...
...During the Middle Ages engraving and etching were added to the woodcut;
at the beginning of the nineteenth century lithography made its appearance.
With lithography the technique of reproduction reached an essentially new stage...lithography enabled graphic art to illustrate everyday life, and it began
to keep pace with printing. But only a few decades after its invention, lithography was surpassed by photography...
...just as lithography virtually implied the illustrated newspaper, so did photography foreshadow the sound film.
-Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
darqueau commented on the word administration
...(see dictation)...but my strength is in adminstration."
darqueau commented on the word dictation
"she gave me some dictation...(see administration)...
darqueau commented on the word arab strap
You're the boy with the filthy laugh
You're the boy with the arab strap
August 4, 2008
darqueau commented on the list identify-the-wordie-2
c_b...endless rectum fascination? You now know what it's like to be a gay man...
no harm intended. :-)
(smiley-faced punctuation is unfortunately neccesary it seems, in order to prevent unnecessary animosity on interweb-sites such as this :))
darqueau commented on the word manifesto
darqueau commented on the list name-suggestions-for-even-bigger-suvs-and-trucks
August 3, 2008
I am thoroughly please, Prolagus, that you choose stripper for me (even though it was wrong)... and moreso considering your reasoning!
darqueau commented on the word shat
why are you asking me this BTW?
I'm in no condition to respond coherently.
August 2, 2008
you really want to know pro...?
I've been out dancing all night with hot boys (and girls)...!
Brighteyes is a whiny emo hipster. I Love Him almost as much as I abhor him.
darqueau commented on the word gang of four
punks, commies, linguists...
darqueau commented on the word quinine
nugatory, and a glass of quinine...
darqueau commented on the word fee-ee-ee-ee-ww-ww-ww-kreng
ok. I'm bullshitting. It was a toy piano, I was completely sober,
and the sound it made was more like a fle-ee-eeww-ww-ting
August 1, 2008
oops. Thanks plethora.
editing in progress...
you know how drunken house parties can get sometimes...
frogapplause hunky dory
having recently pushed a piano off the 3rd story balcony, I can confirm that this is indeed what it sounds like.
darqueau commented on the word potlatch
"What beautiful and priceless potlatches the affluent society will see – whether it likes it or not – when the younger generation discovers the exuberance of the pure gift; a growing passion for stealing books, clothes, food, weapons or jewelry simply for the pleasure of giving them away"
-Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life
July 31, 2008
darqueau commented on the word suicide
I'm no romanticizer of suicide... however, The Sorrows of Young Werther is one of my all-time favorite books. I can no longer think or hear of suicide without young beloved Werther coming to mind.
darqueau commented on the word katedra katédra
here it is
katedra katédra is the title to the last image in the second row...
July 30, 2008
Lithuanian, meaning: Cathedral, eater of cats.
there's a link coming...
darqueau commented on the word zelena zelena
this phrase has inspired me to add this:
darqueau commented on the word rainwater
I like the idea of stale, State-owned water falling from the sky.
I noticed the same thing reesetee, and thought it was quite curious.
darqueau commented on the list ships-of-fame
how about the dawn treader
darqueau commented on the word utility curb
utility curb, boring and mundane though it may be, performs many useful, and sometimes vital purposes.
July 28, 2008
darqueau commented on the list vegas-baby
the stardust was imploded.
darqueau commented on the word banal
"Banal ideas cannot be rescued by beautiful execution.�?
sentence 32. Sol Lewitt. Sentences on Conceptual Art
July 27, 2008
darqueau commented on the word flesch-kincaid grade level
I started counting my blessings, got to three, and nearly died of boredom.
please don't ask me to do that again.
nice editing job c_b (btw)
July 26, 2008
darqueau commented on the list 50-ways-to-leave-your-body
far from it!
darqueau commented on the user rolig
pretty sure I'd like this one, were I to ever meet him.
you're making me blush dontcry.
yarb: you mean banality knows no boundaries? shocking.
sionnach: both old enough, and young enough to not give a fuck.
Nice quote, however. where did it come from? I'd love to know.
darqueau commented on the word the porch
someone pass me the sweat tea, please.
interestingly, Thomas KINKADE is a rather mediocre artist. And much loved by Americans, nationwide.
Actually, I didn't ask permission.
Nor do I intend to ever do so.
No thanks dontcry. I stand by what I said. A homogenized Nation can only be properly described by a sweeping generalization as such.
you may ask me to be careful... however, I choose to be carefree!
In grammer school, I was always one of the smart kids in class. It wasn't long before I started to feel shamed for this. By middle school, i was trying to get bad grades in order to be cool.
I didn't succeed very well... regardless of my poor performance, It was hard for me to get less than a B.
I should never have graduated high school considering my performance. I skipped class regularly, and rarely completed assignments. When I did complete them, however, I always received good marks... and so, somehow, I graduated with a 2.9 GPA.
I grew up in a family of American Illiterates... meaning that they only read the traffic signs and advertisements that are placed in front of them. I was never encouraged to read books.
Americans love mediocrity. From the food they eat, to the words they speak.
I am pleased to have developed a very defined hatred for such...
"A mental disease has swept the planet: banalization. Everyone is hypnotized by production and conveniences - sewage system, elevator, bathroom, washing machine...
Presented with the alternative of love or a garbage disposal unit, young people of all countries have chosen the garbage disposal unit."
darqueau commented on the user plethora
you are a white striped gem.
darqueau commented on the user whichbe
you've gone above and beyond... I'm impressed.
I was simply going to say: get yourself dead, ted
darqueau commented on the list 50-ways-to-leave-your-lover
(this may open the door for an entirely new list...unless of course it already exists somewhere)
jump off a cliff, Cliff.
July 25, 2008
darqueau commented on the word carrion
does wisdom perhaps appear on earth as a raven, inspired by the smell of carrion?
darqueau commented on the user darqueau
if you can hear a piano fall, you can hear me comin down the hall.
darqueau commented on the word shan't
"We've got so many tchotchkes
we've pratically emptied the Louvre
In most of our palaces
there's hardly room to manoeuvre
I shan't go to Bali today
I must stay home and Hoovre
up the gold dust
That doesn't mean we're in love"
the Magnetic Fields, Zebra
plenty of good word playfulness going on here.
July 23, 2008
darqueau commented on the list miltonic
How lofty can a list that implies reservation really be?
I think maybe the loftometer is malfunctioning.
A wiggle 'n' a waggle isn't really my style... bullshitting, however, is!
July 19, 2008
well, considering that "interesting" is a rather trite adjective, I suppose that most of them could be considered at least somewhat "interesting."
Lofty, however, is a word that cannot be used so generously.
Of all the lists that approach, or possibly achieve loftiness... this is certainly the loftiest.
After all, it was the Heav'nly Muse whose was thence invoked to aid Milton's advent'rous song... pursuing things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.
July 18, 2008
darqueau commented on the word worm
Mark 9:46 - Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
darqueau commented on the word welt'ring
darqueau commented on the word dark designs
So stretched out huge in length the Arch-Fiend lay
Chained on the burning lake, nor ever thence
Had ris'n or heaved his head, but that the will
And high permission or all-ruling Heaven
Left him at large to his own dark designs
darqueau commented on the list treble-confusion
...Farewell Happy fields
Where joy for ever dwells: hail horrors, hail
Infernal world, and thou profoundest hell
Receive thy new possessor: One who brings
A mind not to be changed by place or time.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.
darqueau commented on the word fraught
this isn't the only place where a lot of fraughttage is going on...
July 16, 2008
darqueau commented on the word fucka
to be used in a similar context as the word hella
darqueau commented on the word wreckless
"I wanna be wreckless, but I'm feeling so uptight"
darqueau commented on the word obdurate
Milton accents the U - obdúrate
July 15, 2008
darqueau commented on the word pandemonium
"the high Capitol of Satan and his peers" Paradise Lost
darqueau commented on the word mulciber
Architect of pandemonium in Paradise Lost,
whom the greeks call Hephaestus, the crippled smith,
and the Romans Vulcan
darqueau commented on the word potentates
...their great Dictator, whose attempt
At first against mankind so well had thrived
In Adam's overthrow, and led their march
From Hell's deep-vaulted den to dwell in light,
Regents, and potentates, and kings, yea gods...
paradise regained -Milton
darqueau commented on the word las vegas
soon to be picturesque ruins...
darqueau commented on the word hunk
I am one of these.
July 12, 2008
darqueau commented on the word recuperation
"To survive, the spectacle must have social control. It can recuperate a potentially threatening situation by shifting ground, creating dazzling alternatives- or by embracing the threat, making it safe and then selling it back to us"
darqueau commented on the word cmyk
to answer another question concerning the "shade" of black that is standard in CMYK printing: it is called process black
July 9, 2008
the K does not stand for black. It stands for "key." In printing, black is the "key block". Traditionally, black is printed last, bringing the image together as a whole.
darqueau commented on the word proof
It's prudent to pull a number of proofs before printing an edition.
July 8, 2008
darqueau commented on the word exquisite corpse
the exquisite corpse will drink the new wine
July 7, 2008
darqueau commented on the list here-i-dreamt-i-was-an-archetype
darqueau commented on the word gambol
darqueau commented on the word feckless
"Sterility. Sterility on all sides. As far as the eye can see the infertile desert lies in the pitiless glare of the merciless sun, a lifeless, trackless, feckless, fuckless waste strown with the bodies of luckless wayfarers."
Ursula K Le Guin -the Dispossessed
darqueau commented on the word ukiyo-e
"pictures of the floating world"
no... however, Thereupon yeilding to the graces of God, our master architect, we have on this day, Aug. 6, 1940, between six and seven am, revealed truthfully, however swiftly his influences, a picture of Lievres' heavenly home, stressing in particular the vista they shall have of the rotunda crowned by a lofty dome of superior lovliness, the whole far, far above the power of mankind to rear aground.
darqueau commented on the word bon a tirer
good to pull
darqueau commented on the word pms
Pantone Matching System
We sincerely believe we have delineated the most remarkable and singular impression ever possible of expressing in terms of decorative architecture unique to extremes hardly possible of visualization unless one has actually experienced the oddly intrinsic throbbing ordeal, thereupon we feel we have produced the most picturesque and precious piece of, or at least essayed the initial move in what may be considered a new movement in the history of art.
July 1, 2008
darqueau commented on the word a.m.t.e
Architecture Made To Entertain
June 30, 2008
darqueau commented on the word essosse
A product of the spirit of cooperation.
The loftier feelings mankind experience when the spirit of cooperation prevails.
darqueau commented on the word y.t.t.e.
Yield To Total Elation
Meaning "wait a moment"
darqueau commented on the word in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni
"we turn in the night, consumed by fire"
a palindrome, and film by Guy Debord
June 25, 2008
darqueau commented on the word will it play in peoria
Peoria is an awful city.
June 22, 2008
darqueau commented on the word cobra
A dutch group of mid-20th century artists.
CoBrA: standing for Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam
June 21, 2008
darqueau commented on the word agamist
June 20, 2008
the loftiest list on all of wordie.
How about adding "Betwixt"
darqueau commented on the word blithe
They slept until the black raven,
the blithe hearted
proclaimed the joy of heaven
darqueau commented on the word treble
so stretched out huge in length the Arch-Fiend lay
chained on the burning lake, nor ever thence
had ris'n or heaved his head, but that the will
& high permission of all-ruling heaven
left him at large to his own dark designs,
that with reiterated crimes he might
heap on himself damnation, while he sought
evil to others, & enraged might see
how all malice served but to bring forth
infinite goodness, grace & mercy shown
on man seduced, but on himself
treble confusion, wrath & vengence poured.
-Milton, paradise lost
I think here it's being used to mean "threefold"
darqueau commented on the word bauhaus
better yet, a British new wave/post punk band
June 17, 2008
darqueau commented on the word nugatory
What spark of humanity, of a possible creativity, can remain alive in a being dragged out of sleep at six every morning, jolted about in suburban trains, deafened by the racket of machinery, bleached and steamed by meaningless sounds and gestures, spun dry by statistical controls, and tossed out at the end of the day into the entrance halls of railway stations, those cathedrals of departure for the hell of weekdays and the nugatory paradise of weekends, where the crowd communes in weariness and boredom?
The Revolution of Everyday Life
by Raoul Vaneigem
darqueau commented on the word frot
well, okay. I'm no preacher or zealous adherent of ideologies either.
but... some gay men are sick of being asked if they are a "top" or a "bottom" and have no desire to be either... This concern has lead to the usage of the word frot in the way originally described by the anonymous urban lexicographer...as well as others. Thats all.
Referencing other cultures, and earlier epochs can only go so far. The imagination is more powerful than the memory. We all possess the propensity to develop new terms and languages, & It is preferable to do so in order to avoid stagnation and more importantly, domination. There is no omniscient lexical authority which we must obey. The so-called authority of mirriam-webster is no more valid than that of all the contributors on wikipedia, wiktionary, wordie, or urban dictionary.
interactive sites such as these, in my opinion are even more valid, as they help to eliminate authority and passivity.
"burn all libraries, and allow to remain only that which everyone knows by heart. A beautiful age of legend will then begin!"
I can certainly respect the fact that many men sincerely enjoy anal penetration, however, "gay" and "anal" have almost become synonymous. Unfortunately, this notion is quite stereotypical and erroneous. The term frot is important, i feel, because it helps to dispel this myth, and open up the possibility for young gay men (and everyone else) to realize that there are other things that men do in bed together... and "frot" is not meant to simply be just the next best thing to the "real" way to have gay sex... Nonetheless, I'm pleased to see that good old-fashioned Man Lovin' has received such attention on this website!
this definition requires one to use the imagination a bit I guess... maybe it's somewhat esoteric. It made perfect sense to me when I originally read it on the UD website... but without a prior knowledge, I can now see the possible confusion.
To be straightforward (for all the straight folks)- Frot is when two men achieve orgasm by rubbing their cocks together. The second paragraph is trying to explain that some men consciously choose frot as a sexual preference... especially over anal sex.
June 16, 2008
darqueau commented on the word perfecting
a printmaking term, used in offset lithography, when front and back sides of paper are printed on simultaneosly. voilá!
June 15, 2008
Used in the gay community as a term for an activity involving sexual gratification by rubbing that occurs between two men who do not wish, usually out of preference, to engage in anal intercourse.
etymology: contraction of 'frottage'
This growing movement of men into frot who disown anal sex is not simply a matter of sexual taste. It goes farther than that, for it's a rejection of the overly and unhealthily feminized self-image of gay men that has dominated our lives for generations (urban dictionary)
darqueau commented on the word anarchy
I... I wanna be...
February 11, 2008
darqueau commented on the word dérive
“A technique of transient passage through varied ambiances. The dérive entails playful-constructive behavior and awareness of psychogeographical effects; which completely distinguishes it from the classical notions of the journey or the stroll.�? -Guy Debord, Theory of the Dérive.
January 26, 2008
darqueau commented on the word dada
this is not a comment on not a comment
January 20, 2008
darqueau commented on the list stuff-vegans-consume-instead-of-critters
you should consider adding TVP to your list... textured vegetable protein!
darqueau commented on the word banausos
arising out of a struggle against poverty, trade & retail has overshot its ultimate goal — the liberation of humanity from material cares — and has become an omnipresent obsessive image...
...but, it's late, & I've got to get up early for work.
January 19, 2008
all persons engaged in trade or retail.
cramped in body, vulgar in taste
darqueau commented on the word spectacle
"the sun that never sets over the empire of modern passivity..."
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gangerh commented on the user darqueau
You cannot escape the charge that you have previously engaged in the amazing pastime that is IDENTIFY THE WORDIE.
You are therefore prime target material for inviting to IDENTIFY THE WORDIENIK.
The whole of the bit of Wordnik that joins in on this would be truly honoured should you participate this time round.
Easily find the right page right now because it is currently the most commented on list shown on the Community page.
April 14, 2011
Prolagus commented on the user darqueau
May 27, 2009
rolig commented on the user darqueau
Darqueau, did you abandon us?
December 29, 2008
...and some people say we can't be good parents.
Darqueau, thanks for co-adopting Calenrow's list. :-)
thanks for your comment on my page, D.
plethora commented on the user darqueau
if I could just hear your pretty voice I don't think I need to see at all *hums*
fee-ee-ee-ee-ww-ww-ww-kreng. I'm almost sure.
john commented on the user darqueau
I believe it's pianomatopoeia.
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