December 3rd, 2003

Nordic Epithets

Reading Njal's Saga, one becomes used to Nordic names with epithets, such as Gudmund the Powerful. But some are real winners: Ulf the Unwashed was funny enough, but I gotta hand it to Jorunn the Unborn!
  • Current Music
    Oum Kolthoum -- El Hob Keda


Reaching for the mushrooms while making salad today, I discovered that two of them had distinct whitish cultures developing on their stems (thanks, shunra!). It occurred to me that these are metafungi! The thought was so charming I had to make myself throw them away.
  • Current Music
    King Crimson -- Easy Money