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January 10th, 2012


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07:55 pm - Gravity and Waggery
I went to a lovely restaurant with some good friends yesterday. It was a restaurant in Cambridge that does modern cooking, you know with pastel foam and concentrated tastes and so on. It was very fascinating, an experience I was very glad to have, and I saw many livejournal friends there. I see nobody else has posted about it yet, but I think it is OK to mention it. It was a taster menu, so we had a lot of small courses, and I had to leave before everyone was finished, and even so I didn't get to bed until after 1 am, so I am very sleepy today. I don't want to make a big post about it ahead of the person whose party it was.

On a completely different subject, someone is selling an art poster illustrating Christopher Smart's wonderful mad poem 'For I will consider my cat Jeoffry'. See the whole thing here.




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From:muuranker
Date:January 10th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
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That is a wonderful print. And, indeed, a very wonderful poem.

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From:communicator
Date:January 10th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Poor Christopher Smart, he had rather a sad life, but I like to think Jeoffry was a comfort to him
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From:muuranker
Date:January 10th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
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I was going to say something about sadness and mental health, but I got distracted, and I learned about the death of John McCarthy - which reminded me of Mad Pride. http://www.mindfreedom.org/campaign/madpride/john-mccarthy-rip Suddenly, what I was going to say doesn't seem right - "celebrating the beautiful uniqueness of our minds" is in order.
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From:communicator
Date:January 10th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
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I think Smart was kind of locked away wasn't he? It seems such a tragic waste.
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From:atreic
Date:January 10th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, tasty food in Cambridge? If it stops being top secret, do tell us which one, I'm looking for one!
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From:altariel
Date:January 14th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
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We were at Alimentum!
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From:communicator
Date:January 14th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
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I recommend it for complex high-brow food
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From:vilakins
Date:January 11th, 2012 09:21 am (UTC)
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That poster (and the poem) is a thing of beauty.

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