Categories Comic culus eric raymond esr latin linus torvalds richard stallman rms Highbrow my culus Post author By john Post date June 28, 2006 21 Comments on Highbrow my culus Remember, you can contribute to ELER using the ELER Wiki or just e-mailing in ideas and photos. Credit to Jim Thompson, who constructed most of that Latin. ESR blog circus: Oderint, dum metuant PIMP: Trampshoes audio project ← COPE a feel → Happy Mines 21 replies on “Highbrow my culus” The first F in RMS’s speech dropped off somehow: it should be “Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus”. Fixed. Thanks John. That is what we call a distributed proof-reading system. Worked perfectly ;) Let them hate so long as they fear. False in one thing, false in everything. No one wounds me with impunity. It is a wise man who speaks little. Oh, was I speaking latin? FFS those eyebrows! :D And who’s the guy in the shirt? I just clicked on the esr.ibilio.org link and had a look. Is that really Eric Raymond’s blog? What a tosser! No wonder this strip exists. The guy on the shirt is Bruce Schneier (author of “Applied Cryptography”). I thought it was Zakk Wylde. Or Kerry King. Uncompromisingly geeky episode. Cheers! :) Hopefully one day my face will be on that shirt. Then finally I’ll be close to Linus and also world-famous. I thought the guy on his shirt was Chuck Norris, myself. Andy said: “I just clicked on the esr.ibilio.org link and had a look. Is that really Eric Raymond’s blog? What a tosser! No wonder this strip exists.” Yeah I know man. That was my reaction too. :) When I look at such things I like to imagine (and sometimes sing in a throaty alto) fairground music. The strip – ahhhh latin, glorious latin – which I tried to learn once and gave up. Hmmm. renewed motivation. As someone who tattooed Latin on her back (out of sheer love for it), I appreciate this strip so much more than you can realize! Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur. I suppose nobody else remembers “Raymond’s Reviews”… Finally found a ref: http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.sf-lovers/browse_frm/thread/8461a85edee98fcd/c2377eb0e8b9aa7a?lnk=st&q=&rnum=111#c2377eb0e8b9aa7a But I can’t find the one where he uses hoity-toity terms like “roman a clef” and other liberalartsyfartsy words. If anyone cares, the full Raymond’s Reviews can be found at http://catb.org/~esr/sfreviews/ . They’re fairly sane. Matthew: That should be “videtur”. “videre” is verb of the second conjugation. (This strip just demands that I be at my utmost Latin geekiness.) Latin is a language, As dead as can be. First it killed the Romans, And now it’s killing me. Ah, good old fortune. Mihi bene placet! I came to this a bit late, but all I can say is… CALIGULA???? ESR QUOTES *CALIGULA* AS AN IDEAL EXAMPLE FOR FOREIGN POLICY???? FUCKTARD! Ahem. Sorry. Had to say it. I read crap like that, well, that’s why I can’t bring myself to bother reading ‘The Bazaar and the Cathedral’. Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscripti catapultas habebunt. Comments are closed.