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You are a regular man-eater, do you know that? You are a educator or school
organization such as a PTA. You are a bard then, not a warrior? You are a
brute. You are a Party Leader. You are a prophetÏour fathers worshipped
in this mountain. You are a mere computer. You are a mere computer. You are
a bit battered at the moment. You are a true intellectual, I will have to
give you a more comprehensive answer than most. You are a lover of Gold
jewelery. You are a vegetarian so I suggest going to the EDEN Restaurant.
You are an American coming to Greece for an extended period of time. You are
a tourist with a fairly old tube map, or you last came to London over five
years ago and you may be wondering what happened to Aldwych tube station.
You are a fan of Dark Funeral, Marduk, and Setherial, but don’t like the
Peter Tatgren studio sound. You are a rap artiste, emcee, like the late
Richard Dawson, not to be confused with the periodic table of elements. You
are a minor and/or offended by such things, go watch Public Television RIGHT
NOW. You are a metaphor for God. You are a teacher who has begun to suspect
that a child is being bullied at school. You are a Berkeleian idealist or a
realist. You are a genuine talent, Mister. You are a lost woman who will
betray everything for what little power you think you desire. You are a man,
you have no guest right here. You are a curious one. ‘You are a reincarnated
soul of many past lives,’ Vivian was relaying with astonishment. You are a
junior or senior in High School and this movie was made for you so run and
check it out. You are a true romantic, you believe in the power of love and
you are willing to take a leap of faith so this movie is for you. You are an
insomniac and you like cool, dark places so go see this movie. You are a
young person who has not seen many movies and you might (emphasis on might)
enjoy yourself. You are a regular moviegoer so you have seen all this
before. You are a Star Trek fan so I would not discourage you from going to
see this movie (not that I would have success) and I guess you will enjoy
it. You are a Mathew Perry fan (it’s OK; you don’t have to be ashamed; sir)
Ïsave your money because he basically plays the same character as in
Friends (which you can watch for free on TV). You are a liberal Christian
who has drifted away from many biblical teachings so your inclination to
join social activist groups is understandable. You are encouraged to give
SchoolNotes. You are a disgrace to every scientist, every inventor, every
person who has ever tried to improve the status of mankind by demonstrating
that which they allege. You are an artist, are you not, Mr Dedalus? said the
dean, glancing up and blinking his pale eyes. You are a reactionary then?
You are an Irishman but your pride is too powerful. You are a distressing
pair, you and Cranly. You are a child of God. You are a foreigner, I’ll
swear, because you have such a fine contempt for us. You are a unique being,
spiritual as well as physical, and in spite of the terrible enigma
of unexplainable evilÏpart of an essentially harmonious universe. You are
a monster. You are a genius. You are a friend, I cannot simply release you
without hard proof of your innocence, not in dangerous times like this. you
are a great Orientalist. You are an Esperantist. You are a restless sleeper.
You are a guest here; and weÏIÏwill respect your reticence about our
customs. You are a Yorkshire girl too? You are a skilful pilot, Robert. You
will weather the storm. You are a Jacobin. You are a peculiar personage:
quiet as you look, there is both a force and a depth somewhere within, not
easily reached or appreciated. You are a Whig or a Tory: pray which party
has the honour of your alliance? YOU ARE A FLUKE OF THE UNIVERSE. YOU HAVE
NO RIGHT TO BE HERE; AND WHETHER YOU CAN HEAR IT OR NOT, THE UNIVERSE IS
LAUGHING BEHIND YOUR BACK. You are a teacher, are you not, as well as a
pupil? You are a scoundrel. You are a sort of Swiss sibyl, with high Tory
and high Church principles! You are a more unpractical man than I am an
unpractical woman, for you don’t acknowledge what really exists. You are a
fool, And that I am a worse fool yet.
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