Thursday, June 26, 2003

While reading someones blog (sorry I forget whom), I saw a reference to their 'Hobbit Name'. A google search turned up a wealth of options for generating these. I tried a few.

The Hobbit Name Generator
Peter Lyons: Wilibald Boffin of Whitfurrows
Pete Lyons: Orgulas Boffin of Whitfurrows

My Precious Name Generator
Peter Lyons: Riarry 'Headstrong' Newbuck of Hardbottle
Pete Lyons: Meruppi 'Deepdelver' Thorney , Prince of the Halflings

The Middle-earth Name Generator
According to the Red Book of Westmarch, In Middle-earth, Pete Lyons was a Courageous Ruffian

Elven Name Possibilities for Pete Lyons
The root name suitable for feminine and masculine is:Rûdhgrod
Another masculine version is: Rûdhgrodion
Hobbit lad name for Pete Lyons: Ferumbras Proudfoot from Scary
Dwarven Name for Pete Lyons: D?in Woodenlaughter
Orkish Name for Pete Lyons: Wazmazh the Destroyer

The Middle-earth Name Generator
According to the Red Book of Westmarch, In Middle-earth, Peter Lyons was a Talkative Cave-Troll

Elven Name Possibilities for Peter Lyons.
The root name suitable for feminine and masculine is: Imram
Another masculine version is: Imramion
Hobbit lad name for Peter Lyons: Fortinbras Hilldweller from Tuckborough
Dwarven Name for Peter Lyons: Dain Songfury
Orkish Name for Peter Lyons: Bâzukh the Testy

Friday, June 06, 2003

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

I was searching for a copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh and found a complete english version of the Babylonian poem at this site. It was only after some digging that I realized I was in a loony bin.

For a cooler but perhaps less readable version see this site.
While trying to find information on a fist fight that occurred between two of my favorite authors: Ernest Hemingway and Wallace Stevens, I stumbled upon an interesting magazine called Modern Drunkard. While it’s hard to take a magazine with that title seriously, a closer inspection revealed a serious agenda behind the fun. They are actually promoting drinking and raising awareness about the forces working to limit alcohol consumption. The following images come from their selection of propganda art article


Also, interesting was the editors rant about not being allowed to attend the Absolut Vodka party at the Bar and Nightclub convention in Las Vegas. On a lighter note, I thought their Bar Signs article was very funny.

As for the fist fight, that started this search. I found the following on this page:
Ernest's sister Ursula, visiting Key West in 1936, came home from a cocktail party, crying. She told Ernest Wallace Stevens insulted her my making remarks on how inept was her brother in the art of writing. Ernest flew into one of his `black rages,' went to the house where the party was still going on, got into a fist fight with Stevens. Stevens was forced to remain in bed for five days with a doctor and nurse looking after him as a result of the beating he took from Hemingway.

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