notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bad Blogger Syndrome

So some woman threw a mug at the Mona Lisa. It smashed on the bullet proof glass so Mona was unscathed. Big deal.

She was taken away for psychiatric assessment. Again, I guess that's not really blog worthy. What DID interest me was that they are checking her out for Stendhal Syndrome, a rare condition "in which often perfectly sane individuals momentarily lose all reason and attack a work of art".

This is really a condition? I would've thought it was less a syndrome, and more just a description of a specific, isolated incident. Can it be tested for in any way other than by plonking a Van Gough or Di Vinci in front of them? What if they've got bad taste? Does it apply to music? Maybe that's why Brian Wilson was so affected when he heard the Sgt Pepper album. Is there a cure? Is there a cure?

Sorry Matt. I really wanted to find you something better than this and parpy woods. You deserve better.