Thursday, 10 May 2007

Controversies

Debate continues to rage over the ---- ship door. Friends, I agree it is undoubtedly not actually a representation of the vessel of a scurvy marauder of the high seas, scourge of the Marquesas etc. But it's my door. I'm delighted and honoured to host the debate, especially since the discussion is so erudite and informative, but my opinion will not be changed. Arguing with me about it is a category mistake as profound as telling a three year old that her imaginary friend is called Albertine not Fwuffy. In my heart and in my dreams, a pirate ship door it will irrationally remain. As a student said recently, truth is only a perspective.*

Dr Freud would have diagnosed, annoyingly but probably correctly, "pirate door envy". This is the door I wanted to buy,



but the fellow wanted $400 for it, and it was being auctioned from somewhere in country SA.


On the subject of money, erudition, and useless architectural flourishes, A. Duck succinctly expresses why I am not jumping for joy about Costello and Bishop's $5bn fund for higher ed buildings and research facilities.


* She was trying to indoctrinate me into her godless pomo relativism....think I should write a sooky letter to the Oz?

6 comments:

Pavlov's Cat said...

'Arguing with me about it is a category mistake'

Yes, I couldn't believe they didn't get that.

It's a bit like what happens when one is whingeing to a bloke about something or other and he keeps coming up with practical solutions until one has to explain that one doesn't want help, one just wants to have a whinge. You'd think they'd know that already.

jac said...

I like the galleon door, but! THAT PIRATE HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO A BARREL. You'd never get out of the house, you'd keep backing into the room to get another glimpse.

Ben.H said...

I read that last sentence as "godless porno relativism", and it took me a while to correct myself because I once had a girlfriend who was turned on by pirates. And Prince Planet. I once drew her a picture of Prince Planet with an eyepatch and cutlass and, well, I soon became the third wheel in that relationship. Anyway, nice door!

lucy tartan said...

Cat: they're all right. It being impossible to read intonation, I am sure all comments were offered in the best of all possible spirits.

Jac: you are, as usual, 100% correct.

Ben H.: thank you.

Drewzel said...

I like the door you've got better. While I do luvs me a pirate, the $400 just passes the line into the "kitsch, but not in a good way" category (in my opinion.) The door you ended up with hints o' pirate and seafaring goodness but is much more fun for the imagination. H'argh!

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