Agenda for meeting, 5/16

I think we have a lot to talk about this time, actually, picking up some threads from the last time around the fire and from some of our L.03.9 posts.

But also, we have a couple of violations transgressions to discuss:

  • Jeff’s 300+ page Native American epic
  • Jeff’s novel
  • Mike’s Mother’s Day cartoon
  • and Jobie has some writing he’s supposed to share before then
  • Marc’s haiku [updated]
  • Marc’s score for 3 Little Pigs [updated]
  • and reference photos for the ELP [updated]

Did I leave anyone out?

Anything else we need to plan to be present for?

15 Thoughts on “Agenda for meeting, 5/16

  1. jeff on May 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm said:

    That’s “Vol. 1” of a planned 3-volume series, btw. And that’s minus the extensive annotations, which bring the page count up to 500-plus pages. So, yeah, I have some serious demerits coming … if not outright expulsion from the Society. Egads.

  2. jeff on May 11, 2009 at 9:57 pm said:

    And you left out Marc’s growing haiku collection.

    We must collect them and publish them on the website, under Marc’s aphorist section.

    Say… wait a minute…

    You know what we should do? Publish a book. It could contain Marc’s haiku, some of Mike’s cartoons, some of our favorite comments from over the past two years on the site, Dale’s paintings, and of course some sprinklings of wisdom from Mr. Lichtenberg himself.

    Or, maybe even better … just Marc’s Haiku poetry and Dale’s paintings. (Once he gets about 10 to 15 together.)

    We could put out a new volume each year. “The Waste Books, Vol. I,” etc.

    Something to talk about.

  3. Nah, way too productive.

    I’ve updated the agenda to include the haiku, plus the photos I want to take of everyone for sketching purposes.

  4. turff on May 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm said:

    My attendance is still questionable at this time due to a wedding I will be attending in Cartersville, as well as the fact that I have plans to be out late Friday on a previously requested kitchen pass. That being said, I will be there if I can.

  5. What time should the via satellite team plan to sign on?

  6. I’ll have everything set up by 7:30 EDT, and if I know my Lichtenbergians, that’s about when people will actually start showing up.

    The weather is looking worse and worse, so that’s on schedule, at least.

  7. jeff on May 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

    Should I bring a raincoat?

  8. You mean, like extra clothing? I think not.

    Another violation transgression and update.

  9. I think Marc’s pig music is the most egregious violation transgression of them all, since it’s actually going to be performed. To an unfeeling audience of swine, to be sure, but still. We might have been there, had we not been called to the fire

  10. jeff on May 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm said:

    Can we call them “transgressions” rather than “violations?” I much prefer the rich connotations.

    “Violations” sounds like I’m getting a traffic ticket.

  11. jeff on May 14, 2009 at 9:01 am said:

    trans·gres·sion
    (trāns-grÄ›sh’É™n, trānz-)
    n.

    1. A violation of a law, command, or duty: “The same transgressions should be visited with equal severity on both man and woman” (Elizabeth Cady Stanton). See Synonyms at breach.
    2. The exceeding of due bounds or limits.
    3. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

    Transgression
    Trans*gres”sion\, n. [L. transgressio a going across, going over, transgression of the law, from transgredi, transgressus, to step across, go over; trans over, across + gradi to step, walk: cf. F. transgression. See Grade.] The act of transgressing, or of passing over or beyond any law, civil or moral; the violation of a law or known principle of rectitude; breach of command; fault; offense; crime; sin.

    Forgive thy people . . . all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee. –I Kings viii. 50.

    What rests, but that the mortal sentence pass On his transgression, death denounced that day ? –Milton.

    The transgression is in the stealer. –Shak.

    Syn: Fault; offense; crime; infringement; misdemeanor; misdeed; affront; sin.
    Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

    transgression
    1426, from O.Fr. transgression (12c.), from L.L. transgressionem (nom. transgressio) “a transgression of the law,” from L. “a going over,” from transgressus, pp. of transgredi “go beyond,” from trans- “across” + gradi (pp. gressus) “to walk, go” (see grade). The verb transgress is recorded from 1526. Transgressor is first recorded 1377.
    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper
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    transgression
    (trāns-grÄ›sh’É™n) Pronunciation Key
    A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata. The sequence of sedimentary strata formed by transgressions and regressions provides information about the changes in sea level during a particular geologic time. Compare regression.
    The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
    Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin.

  12. jeff on May 14, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

    So the labyrinth, one could say, has a proper point of “ingress” (the act of going in or entering), and a proper way of “egress” (the act or instance of going, or the right or permission to go out). But if one were to TRANSGRESS, one would stomp hither and thither, perhaps heading straight for the center, with no respect or regard for the path laid out and the beauty of the wandering way.

  13. This just in from the Quote Rotator:

    The thoughts written on the walls of madhouses by their inmates might be worth publicizing. —I.5

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