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Philistines. You people are philistines. [Mar. 10th, 2011|03:01 pm]
terribleturnip
Adorable philistines.

And admittedly, I wrote a sequel to Brave New World in high school as a honors project. But. Still.

Pneumatic.

From http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/bravenew/themes.html

"The word pneumatic is used with remarkable frequency to describe two things: Lenina’s body and chairs. Pneumatic is an adjective that usually means that something has air pockets or works by means of compressed air. In the case of the chairs (in the feely theater and in Mond’s office), it probably means that the chairs’ cushions are inflated with air. In Lenina’s case, the word is used by both Henry Foster and Benito Hoover to describe what she’s like to have sex with. She herself remarks that her lovers usually find her “pneumatic,” patting her legs as she does so. In reference to Lenina it means well-rounded, balloon-like, or bouncy, in reference to her flesh, and in particular her bosom. Huxley is not the only writer to use the word pneumatic in this sense, although it is an unusual usage. The use of this odd word to describe the physical characteristics of both a woman and a piece of furniture underscores the novel’s theme that human sexuality has been degraded to the level of a commodity."

Pneumatic...the post-modern Rubenesque.
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2011-03-10 08:18 pm (UTC)
Having still no clue about Brave New World, I can admit I figured out the pneumatic reference you used. It had to do with air and leap of faith to filled with air and leap of faith to bouncy.

Didn't all us girls love our bouncy balls? You know what I'm talking about - the Hippity Hop.

Oh wow I digressed the fuck out of that didn't I?

:D

I'll remember this post when you shake your head when I bemoan with Brad - no wait probably skivee - about the fact you can hear the difference in the "Old" Night on Bald Mountain after RK butchered (yeah teach you to die with unfinished works - friends ruin it) it to pablum and the "New" where the original was unearthed, re-recorded and re-released the way that alcoholic wanted it to be.

...and if you say ?who? I shall cry. I will weep. Because you know the composer who wrote it. And in return, I'll ask pyllgrum about Brave New World and he will weep and wonder how I graduated high school.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2011-03-10 10:02 pm (UTC)
Mussorgksy. Is that how you spell it -- it always looks like I'm missing letters. Although I'll have to admit that I mostly remember because of his first name....

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[User Picture]From: sestree
2011-03-10 10:47 pm (UTC)
See we not only proved you're smarter than a 5th grader, we just proved you're smarter than I am.

Yep good old Modest. Honestly though, the edginess that *should* have been the release of Night on Bald Mountain can be heard now instead of the commercialized pablum that Rimsky Korsakov churned out.

I think that's the spelling. Hell I'm a guess at that :)
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2011-03-11 02:07 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't call it smart. I would call it a head full of often useless and sometimes amusing information.
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2011-03-10 08:28 pm (UTC)
Well, it's a damn sight better than calling women "thick" like it's some kind of compliment. I hate that.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2011-03-14 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thick? Good heavens.

I've been called "sturdy" several times -- and given the context and the speaker, I took it as a compliment. Although in each case "awesomely hot" would have made me happier, I suppose...
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2011-03-14 04:53 pm (UTC)
Well, I think you're awesomely hot... *

Eh, you're right. It's just not the same coming from me.



* Lest you get too weirded out by this, I am a sucker, a whore even, for a really good sense of humor; smart, witty, clever. Which you have in spades.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2011-03-14 05:34 pm (UTC)
I HEARD it as meant.

Hey, anything's better than having my mom say "But you have such a pretty face..."

Which we daughters (even if your mom never said it) KNOWS means, "it's a shame you're so heavy." Which is another one of those deplorable descriptors...
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[User Picture]From: russell_moore
2011-03-10 08:53 pm (UTC)
I've always preferred Rubenesque ... gives happy visions of curves and wonders of the female form ... which then leads to other thoughts involving those curves and wonders ...
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2011-03-10 08:54 pm (UTC)
I'll see your pneumatic and raise you a hydraulic.
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[User Picture]From: russell_moore
2011-03-10 08:57 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2011-03-10 10:49 pm (UTC)
Russell - honey are you banging your own drum again?

*snicker*
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[User Picture]From: russell_moore
2011-03-11 12:54 am (UTC)
I've been doing all sorts of things on my own for a while

why do you ask?
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2011-03-11 02:10 pm (UTC)
Drummers Bang It Harder

just sayin ;)
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2011-03-10 10:46 pm (UTC)

Ahhh

I'd rather have a hydraulic woman than a pneumatic one.
The first just might be a description of a mind-blowing sensual experience; the second sounds more like a ticket to an embolism and brain death.
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2011-03-10 10:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Ahhh

aw c'mon - put on your big boy underroos and step up to the plate.

The world of pneumaticisms (gawdhelpme if that's really a word) awaits you ;)
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2011-03-11 04:03 am (UTC)

Re: Ahhh

Pneumatic is dry.

Hydraulic is wet.

Case closed.
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2011-03-11 02:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Ahhh

Lube.

Mechanical just ain't near as much fun ... not without slides.
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[User Picture]From: queenmaggie
2011-03-11 03:04 am (UTC)
Y'all are sick, sick sick. And I mean that with all the lo-ove ....
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[User Picture]From: russell_moore
2011-03-11 01:05 pm (UTC)
awwww

thanks
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2011-03-11 02:11 pm (UTC)
Hey not me - I just brought an alcoholic into the discussion...oh yeah and mentioned how hard to bang your own drum.

I'll be over here standing in the corner.
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2011-03-14 04:58 pm (UTC)
And to think all this depravity was inspired by a literary anecdote about fat chicks.
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