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captain's gig
09-11-2004, 05:14 PM
Amidst all this rank and vile me-thinks thou-est peasants could use-est a little Hogarth..


09-11-2004, 05:25 PM
Not an original though of mine, tho' I wish it were, but Beauty is a physical property of the universe, like light - otherwise out eyes would not have evolved to detect it.

And it can be found in unexpected places and things, if you open your mind...

09-11-2004, 07:10 PM
Im an ass man

09-11-2004, 07:15 PM
In that case you must enjoy the bilge - we have rats, asses, and rats's asses.

09-11-2004, 07:22 PM
And we have members who find English boring, unless it's spiced with vulgarity.

09-11-2004, 07:24 PM

[ 09-11-2004, 08:27 PM: Message edited by: George. ]

09-11-2004, 07:30 PM
Donn, as far as I know, an ass is a quadruped, known for its stubborness, and a rat is a rodent, known for its slyness.

They are both beautiful, in their own way, and life would bethatmuch more borign without them.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-11-2004, 07:33 PM
And we have members who find English boring, unless it's spiced with vulgarity. And we have members who are vulgar and boring. ;)

09-11-2004, 07:37 PM
Good to see my groupies are around.

09-11-2004, 09:05 PM
One of Wm. Hogarth's lesser-known works:
"A Discussion of Differences Among Contributors to the WoodenBoat Mscl. Forum"


...Say, is that Scot in the tall hat...?

09-11-2004, 09:14 PM
I think it is Joe with the sword, and Donn with the club... :D

09-11-2004, 09:15 PM
Last time I saw Scot he had long grey (gray) chin whiskers.

Bruce Hooke
09-12-2004, 07:11 PM
I believe it was someone around here who recommended "Good and Bad Taste" by Odd Brochmann and having now read it I can say that it is a nice look at what one man at least thinks goes into beauty. In Brochmann's opinion, and I would tend to agree with him, an important component of beauty is a sense of order (I've read books about graphic design that say pretty much the same thing). IIRC, Brochmann says that recognizing order (or a lack of order) is an important skill for living in the world and has been for a very long time.