COMMENTS, CLICHÉS, COMMENTARY, CONTROVERSY, CONTRADICTION, CRITICISM … IT’S ONLY TALK. CHEAP TALK.
JUNE 16 2017
These images show real human bodies, donated by their owners to be prepared and conserved through a method called plastination, first developed by Gunther von Hagens in 1977. The objects serve as scientific displays of the human anatomy, as well as being unique and fascinating pieces of art. Enjoy the images, and please visit the BODY WORLDS website for more info.
The exhibition is visiting NTNU in Trondheim, Norway this summer.
MAY 31 2017
We enjoyed the company of a funny little guy in the woods today. He was a grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus), and as usual at this time of year he was extremely busy firing his machine gun rounds at an unarmed, elderly tree, so absurdly loud he was probably making veterans within a ten mile radius duck and cover by pure reflexes. Holy power tool, how those birds are not all constantly having a terrible headache, neck cramps and a broken beak, or simply stone cold dead, is beyond our comprehension. But the noise is undoubtly suited to impress, we’ll give him that much. Which was of course the whole purpose; territorial marking. Add that, despite the insane sound level, the adorable little jackhammer weighs no more than about 150 grams, and apparently consists mostly of feathers and floss – and the fact that he can sometimes make the ground shiver around his wooden victim of choice doesn’t exactly become less remarkable. A Master Pecker Supreme.
DEC 12 2016
What should corporate media do about everyone else’s elephant talk on the internet? Everything possible? Or nothing, but rather mind their own elephant?
No shit, Watson. This looks like a cyber variant of a question as old as dirt. Take our poll.
NOV 15 2016
Ikke mange har hørt om Institutt for Meningsutvikling. Enda. Men nå får alle snart splitter nye meninger. Av staten.
AF:ordweb tar med ujevne mellomrom en tur ut i resten av samfunnet for å sondere terrenget for de seneste endringer av betydning. Vi har i den forbindelse vært i Bergen og intervjuet direktør Carl Klatt ved det nyopprettede Institutt for Meningsutvikling (IMU). AF:ordweb oppsøker instituttet i etatens moderne nybygg på Torgal-meningen i Bergen, og blir møtt av en opplagt Klatt som byr på kaffe.
NOV 11 2016
AF:ordweb, finansredaksjonen: Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) melder i morges at Statens pensjonsfond utland, ofte kalt oljefondet, er blitt borte i løpet av nattens dramatiske begivenheter på aksje- og verdipapirmarkedene verden rundt.
Nøyaktig hvor fondet tok veien er foreløpig noe uklart, men letingen konsentreres i første rekke om områdene omkring Wall Street og City of London. Oljefondet hadde en anslått imaginær verdi på i overkant av 7.000 milliarder kroner da det forsvant.
NOV 11 2016
The present elephant talk page contains material which don’t belong elsewhere on af:ordweb because it’s that kind of elephant talk.
This may include elephant talk from other medias, in which cases the context sometimes may be broken and replaced. Thus, a link to the original page is always included. The quotes may not always make sense even in their original context. It also contains excerpts with shortcuts to some elephant talk which is part of af:ordweb’s regular blog stream – REPORTS FROM RECKLESS BEACH, as exemplified by the above announcement. Like on the rest of af:ordweb, the content is sometimes written in English, sometimes in Norwegian, and a few times available in both languages. Legal actions against the editor of af:ordweb related to a state of cunfusion or loss of a deeper meaning in life after exposure to elephant talk, will undoubtedly be dismissed. However, for comfort, always remember that he or she who isn’t permanently confused, is likely misinformed.
The elephant talk page is the most recent addition to af:ordweb. The page is under development, and will be updated with new content on an irregular basis. Enjoy!
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THE ELEPHANTASTIC ORIGINAL ELEPHANT TALK – 1981
Music by King Crimson. Elephantosity by Adrian Belew. Live performance on Fridays, December 4, 1981 by King Crimson.
King Crimson: Discipline (1981)
Adrian Belew: Guitar, lead vocal
Robert Fripp: Guitar and devices
Tony Levin: Stick, bass guitar, support vocal
Bill Bruford: Batterie