[date Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 2:39 PM]
I learned a new word today. “Epigone”. Although I have the highest regard for myself, I do believe this word describes me to a “T”. The meaning is:
Word Origin & History
undistinguished scions of mighty ancestors, (sometimes in L. plural form epigoni ), from Gk. epigonoi , in classical use with reference to the sons of the Seven who warred against Thebes, pl. of epigonos born afterward from epi- + -gonos , from root of gignesthai to be born related to genos “race, birth, descent” (see genus).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Or, more simply,
World English Dictionary
rare – an inferior follower or imitator
C19: from Greek eigonos – one born after, from epigignesthai; see epigene
I was exploring the almost infinite link clicking possibilities when I came upon the following:
http://anepigone.blogspot.com/ – There is interesting statistical analysis of IQ in relation to many real life parameters.
Companion work is found at VDare.com – http://www.vdare.com/
I am a super-sized fan of Andrew Klavan. He has been doing a series on the upcoming mid term election in the States. Here is the latest (part 3) and links to the previous 2. You needn’t see them in order:
[youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=nx_I1lzJ94w&feature=player_embedded] – Guide to the Elections: Part 3 – The Extremists Are Coming!
[youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=oF1dS735RmU&p=D6D252B941042495&playnext=1&index=1] – Guide to the Elections: Part 1 – The Economy
[youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=DdAXaeWqu8g&feature=channel] – Guide to the Elections: Part 2 – War!
You might like this one, too:
[youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=sPzC0ZEZ8NQ&feature=channel] – Klavan on the Culture: Does Islam Suck?
He is worthy of Ramirez levels of praise…….
Another rainy, cloudy, cool Okanagan day. Only 6 more months to the better side….. Humor, don’t fail me now!
For some reason, stupid chicken jokes make me forget the weather…..
And Drinky Crow / Maakies makes me guffaw!
Tony Millionaire is a laugh riot….. Look it up!
Well, that about tidies up Sunday worship / navel gazing…..
Joe (Slackard) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez to the rescue!