Another brief interlude

I am internetless again, but again it should be a brief lapse. I’ll be up and running with a fresh story tomorrow, Liver of Piacenza willing.


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Comment by bort
2017-09-22 00:27:46

I will pray to Saint Francesco Antonio José de Lorenzana y Buitrón, Archbishop of Toledo, Primate of Spain, Ambassador of King Charles IV to the Holy See, Lord of White Elephants, Red Elephants and Elephants of Various Colours for your speedy return.

Comment by Dan
2017-09-22 08:04:32

Can we at least panic this time? :eek:

Comment by The Jannie
2017-09-22 10:21:32

We’ll be here . . . .

Comment by mike
2017-09-22 10:43:12

Piacenza? Why not depend on one of the Akkadian/Babylonian originals from four millenia ago?

Or was it started in a much earlier era by the Sumerians?

Comment by Clio
2017-09-22 12:00:17

I have always surmised that the god of the internet would be Hermes/Mercury..the who flies around with messages…so I’ll light a candle to him tonight. Any other thoughts about deities for the web?

Comment by Francisca Soror
2017-09-22 16:18:57

From the “Dark Ages”, Saint Isidore of Seville (560s – 4 April 636) was considered to be in charge. In his Etymologiae, Ch. 30 ‘On the topics’ (De topicis), he points out:


“Topica est disciplina inveniendorum argumentorum. Divisio Topicorum, sive locorum ex quibus argumenta dicuntur, triplex est. Nam alia in eo ipso, de quo agitur, haerent; alia, quae dicuntur effecta, quae quodammodo ex rebus aliis tracta noscuntur; alia, quae adsumuntur extrinsecus. Argumenta, quae in eo ipso, de quo agitur, haerent, in tribus divisa sunt. …”

“Topica is the science of finding arguments. The division of the topica or the loci from which arguments are derived is three-fold. For some inhere in the very thing that is under discussion; there are others, called affecta, which are known to be derived in a certain sense from other things; others, which are taken from outside the subject. Arguments that inhere in the very thing that is under discussion are divided in areas. …”

Isidore, :notworthy:

Comment by Lyn
2017-09-22 21:59:29

Francisca, I won’t argue with you but you made me laugh (as you sometimes do no matter what name you are going by).

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