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« on: 2006-10-11 04:28:06 »
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This is not right
Threatened Breed: A blue poison frog in the Zurich zoo
Siggi Bucher/Reuters
vivamus mea Lesbia. atque amemus.
rumoresque senum severiorum
omnes unius aestimemus assis.
soles occidere et redire possunt.
nobis cum semel occidit brevis lux
nox est perpetua una dormienda.
da mi basia mille. deinde centum.
dein mille altera. dein secunda centum.
deinde usque altera mille. deinde centum.
dein cum milia multa fecerimus
conturbabimus illa ne sciamus
aut ne quis malus invidere possit
cum tantum sciat esse basiorum.
Left behindExcept for the  ff Message US, all the Newsweek covers bear a picture of "The first victim of global warming"  this week.


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« Reply #1 on: 2006-10-11 21:53:15 »
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I was quite surprised when Catullus' poem I used above was quoted elsewhere.

Prefering Catullus to Cicero I used that as a place holder instead of using the "lorem ipsum" text, from 1:10:32-33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" which you may recognize as printers have used it since at least the 1500s as a "placeholder" for text. The typesetter, who did this clearly thought about his craft as he attempted to normalize the letter distributions to English, as well as pruning "unusual" endings and short words. I have marked the sequences inherited by "lorem ipsum" in yellow, swapped letters in red, added letters in green.

1:10:32 Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipiscivelit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum i[r]ure reprehenderit qui in  ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel [c]illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?

1:10:33 At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.

Here for what it is worth is the translation, of the passages above from "The Extremes of Good and Evil" [H. Rackham, 1914]:

1:10:32 But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?

1:10:33 On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.

I'm guessing you can see why I prefer Catullus.

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Hermit

PS For comparison, here is the standard "lorem ipsum" text:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
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« Reply #2 on: 2006-10-12 00:11:46 »
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[Blunderov]With regard to both the Catullus and the Cicero:
"And every one of them words rang true
and glowed like burning coal
pouring off of every page
like it was written in my soul..."
'Tangled up in Blue'-Bob Dylan

Thanks for both.
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