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In definition, fact, festive, how to, meaning of, party, politics, rituals, traditional on January 29, 2010 at 1:02 am

The Greek symposium was a key Hellenic socio-political institution. Though the name originally referred to a drinking party (from the Greek sympotein, “to drink together”), the symposium was a forum for free men to debate, plot, boast, or simply to party with others. They were also held to celebrate the introduction of young men into aristocratic society or other special occasions, such as victories in athletic and poetic contests.

The sympotic elegies of Theognis of Megara and two Socratic dialogues, Plato’s Symposium and Xenophon‘s Symposium all describe symposia in the original sense.

The term has since come to refer to any academic conference, or a style of university class characterized by an openly discursive format, rather than a lecture and question–answer format.


In keeping with Greek notions of self-restraint and propriety, the symposiarch would prevent matters from getting out of hand. The playwright Eubulus, in a surviving fragment of a lost play has the god of wine, Dionysos himself, describe proper and improper drinking:

For sensible men I prepare only three kraters: one for health (which they drink first), the second for love and pleasure, and the third for sleep. After the third one is drained, wise men go home. The fourth krater is not mine any more – it belongs to bad behaviour; the fifth is for shouting; the sixth is for rudeness and insults; the seventh is for fights; the eighth is for breaking the furniture; the ninth is for depression; the tenth is for madness and unconsciousness.



In diy, how to, inuit, love, native american, rituals, sami, spam, statement on October 31, 2009 at 12:07 am

Healing post-colonial trauma, sexualy.


In how to, internet, love, meaning of, poem on October 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm
EVENT: onblur


The onblurs event occurs when the element that is in focus, loses that focus. You use the term, in blur, to signify that an element does not have focus. Since only one element can be in focus at one time, all other elements are in blur.

By focus, we mean that the cursor is at that element. For example, if the element was an input text box in a form, the cursor would appear inside the element and you could type and enter data into the box.

These six events are useful when dealing with forms and form elements:

  • onblur – runs a script when the element loses focus.
  • onchange – runs a script when the element changes.
  • onfocus – runs a script when the element gets the focus.
  • onreset – runs a script when the form is reset.
  • onselect – runs a script when the element is selected.
  • onsubmit– runs a script when the form is submitted.

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    In art, diy, duodji, how to, I MAKE STUFF 2, material girl, nature, poem, semiotic, smiley, totem, wood on October 8, 2009 at 4:48 am

    In how to, internet, semiology, semiotic, wow, yin yang on September 23, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    island jumping in Troms

    In collecting, friends, how to, I MAKE STUFF 2, manhood, nature, norway, totem poles, tromsø on March 29, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Last wednsday , Gerd, Ragnvald and me had a nice roadtrip around some of the islands of Troms. Gerd have been teaching me some basic techniques of woodcarving in his workshop the last week, and Ragnvald has been so sweet to supply me with some of his nice sibirian driftwood that he collect. So now its all set for the totempole I’m going to start carving.
    woodcarving is hard work.. guess I’ll be pretty buff soon!

    And yeah, here is some pixx from the trip me and the guys had,
    – I love the snowy beaches!

    When I grow up, I want to be a forester
    Run through the moss on high heels
    That’s what I’ll do, throwing out boomerang
    Waiting for it to come back to me

    When I grow up, I want to live near the sea
    Crab claws and bottles of rum
    That’s what i’ll have staring at the seashell
    Waiting for it to embrace me


    Deliver with just a hint of a smile, and she’ll get the joke.

    In death, fact, girls, how to, manhood, occult, shamanism on February 27, 2009 at 1:07 am



    In bowerbird, collecting, fact, holy place, how to, nest, rituals on December 9, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Blue is the colour of preference for the male Satin Bowerbird. Like all of the Bowerbirds he builds a display bower for the seduction of the female. He collects a variety of natural and man made ornaments which he uses to decorate his bower.


    tor erik’s “bower”



    In acid, how to, poster, psychedelic on December 8, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    “I made this image of one of my favourite guitarists, Jimi Hendrix. He is associated with flamboyant clothing and psychedelic colourful artwork on his album covers and guitars so I tried to make this image as vibrant as possible.

    To do this I followed the basic techniques of pop art that I’ve used before. Only this time instead of underlaying the image with flat Warhol-esque colours, I put in various colour gradients on different layers.

    This was achieved by getting a new blank layer (clicking on “Create a new layer” icon in the Layers palette, or cmd/ctrl-opt-shift-N) filling it with a gradient of the colour spectrum (select the Gradient Tool (G) and in the Info palette select one of the two spectrums available, to apply the gradient simply drag the Gradient Tool across the image). This can be done repeatedly on different layers. I set the layers’ blending modes so that the colours on all of the layers can be seen and merge together in a complimentary way so that the result is kaleidoscopic. The blending mode I found most useful for this was Difference, but I also used Linear Burn and Soft Light.

    I also used three different greyscale layers of the man himself of differing opacities. Multiply, Screen and Pin Light were the layers’ blending modes used here but Multiply is usually the most effective for the black in pop art. One or two of these layers were blurred.

    Importantly, this effect can be used to resample a tiny web pic up to a large high resolution print ready image with no loss of quality!”