Re: [mythsoc] _The Da Vinci Code_
- <<One critic aptly and succinctly expressed the argument of the book
_If_ Jesus married Mary Magdalene _then_ we should all engage in ritual
orgies in front of admiring audiences.
My suspicion is that this is the sort of argument advanced by and
appealing primarily to those who are already big fans of lots and lots
of anonymous sex....
>>*disappointed* That's it? That's the theme of the book? I'm a big fan of
sex, actually, but not the mega-anonymous kind. I like the Jesus-Mary
Magdalene theme, but more in a mystical-romance kind of treatment.
I'll chuck this book in the same mental pile as Cunningham's _Daughter of
the Shining Isles_, and keep looking.
As for "Eye of Argon," I've never heard of it. Is it one of those "It was
a dark and stormy night" sort of tales? I do want to find those. But as
for reading silly stuff out loud and making fun of it... I dunno...
sometimes one person's painfully awful is another person's entertainingly
funny. I guess I'm a mush...
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
- On Sun, May 30, 2004 at 12:33:09PM -0400, Elizabeth Apgar Triano wrote:
> As for "Eye of Argon," I've never heard of it. Is it one of those "It wasHere's the Eye of Argon. Please don't read it with a beverage in hand.
> a dark and stormy night" sort of tales? I do want to find those. But as
> for reading silly stuff out loud and making fun of it... I dunno...
> sometimes one person's painfully awful is another person's entertainingly
> funny. I guess I'm a mush...
- We need to do that in Ann Arbor this summer!!
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Here's the Eye of Argon. Please don't read it with a beverage in hand.
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- At 07:31 PM 5/29/2004 -0700, Berni Phillips wrote:
>My favorite is the original murder set-up. The murderer is a hulking albinoWasn't there a hulking albino monk in _The Princess Bride_? Now there's a
>monk. Now, those are three words that never should go together in the first
>place -- I started out thinking the book was a comedy. If you're hiring a
>hit man, wouldn't it be a better idea to hire someone who can blend in with
>the crowd than a ... hulking ... albino ... monk?
great comedic fantasy for you.
>And they have him be a member of Opus Dei -- which is for lay people. ItThere's also a TV show called _Monk_ that doesn't have any monks in it
>doesn't have any monks.
either. Talk about misleading.
>Hey, that would be a good Mythcon activity -- reading from really badOr watching really bad fantasy movies until you laugh. We did that one
>fantasies until you laugh.
- David Bratman