The PC has gone to the PC hospital – and hopefully will come back with its personality flaws lobotomized.

calendar •
1788 – Lord Byron was born at his father’s rooms on Halles Street in London’s fashionable Mayfair section. His mother had ridden at Captain Byron’s insistence from Aberdeen so that his son could be born on English soil. (d.1824)
1816 – Lord Byron completes Parisina and Siege of Corinth
1831 – Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam
1849 – August Strindberg is born Stockholm (1912)
1906 – Robert E. Howard, American fantasy author (d. 1936)
1938 – Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-winning play was performed publicly for the first time in NJ.
1953 – Arthur Miller’s The Crucible premiered on this day in New York in 1953

must see tv • Don’t forget 24 is on tonight, I mention it because I have become a recent convert/addicted to this lush right wing porn. Jack Bauer is the epitomé of the highly developed personality that Dostoevsky wrote of in Notes from the Underground: “Understand me: voluntary, fully conscious self-sacrifice, free of any outside constraint, of one’s entire self for the benefit of all is, in my opinion, a mark of the highest development of individuality, of its highest power, its highest freedom, its highest mastery of one’s own will. Voluntary to lay down one’s life for all, to go upon the cross, upon the stake for all, is possible only in the most developed personality.”

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