Monday, October 17, 2011

Semi-detached


There’s clearly something to be said here about semiotics and Saussure and probably Umberto Eco as well but frankly, it’s Monday. Did you know there’s a crater on the moon called Saussure? I really wanted it to be named after Ferdinand, the way I wanted the Scott Memorial in Edinburgh to be named after Terry, but it never is, is it?

5 comments:

Martin said...

One of the Google Ads, at the end of the video clip read, "Chinese Lady for Dating." I assume she's waiting for a sign, too?

Billy said...

every time I hear that song, I love the Holland/Dozier/Holland namecheck even more.

broken biro said...

I was going to say: 'I don't know anything about Ferdinand Saussure.' But I just looked him up on Wikipedia and now I'm not... so sure.

Tim Footman said...

A dating site for semioticians, Martin. That's a disturbing thought.

Not quite as glorious as the one in Levi Stubbs' Tears, Billy.

I just stubbed my toe, BB, to distract me from the pain you caused.

M.A.Peel said...

Thought for sure Roland Barthes dying from getting hit by a truck in Paris was going to pop up. (Wiki said it was a laundry truck but I was taught it was an ice cream truck).