October 26th, 2008

Expostulation

Odds & Ends

Yesterday was St. Crispin's Day. This means it is also the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. I often post something on this day, just because. However, yesterday I never came on line, what with different things happening about teh Ranch and needing done.

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Do a search on Wikipedia using 'Agincourt' for references, if you're interested. You'll get a disambiguation page, as there's a lot of things referencing Agincourt, and this will be the third link.

I've finally gotten around to doing that taste in art quiz meme. Without posting much more, as in what art piece showed, here's the result:

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test ...
Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

25 Impressionist, 12 Islamic, 20 Ukiyo-e, -24 Cubist, -34 Abstract and 9 Renaissance!

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Right. Interesting. There are things in this I agree with, and things I don't. Sooner than half-way into it I knew it would list "Impressionistic" based on what they were offering for comparison and what I like. I'm not surprised that Ukiyo-e rated as high as it did, I'm a little surprised that Abstract rated as low as it did. This may be because I've got a different idea about what constitutes Abstract than the quiz maker does. Dunno. Cubist got a negative rating as well, which is interesting as there are some cubist-inspired ideas floating about in my head just now...

And Flickr Stats apparently take Sunday off. I went to check on those from curiosity, and while it shows the graph of yesterday's hits (Flickr Stats always show yesterday's activity), today's page also said there is no activity for October 26. Which is, of course, today (checks datestamp on this entry again... yup, October 26 it is). o_O?