There Is No Cat

We apologize for the inconvenience

Thursday, June 10, 2004

No I said no you won't no

Suw Charman notes that James Joyce's grandson has quashed the annual Bloomsday celebrations where fans of the book Ulysses get together and read aloud from the book on the day on which the events in the book take place. Said grandson wants his piece of the action and threatens anyone who engages in a public reading of the book with legal action for copyright violation.

I think the only proper response to this would be for the people who would normally attend one of these readings to show up at their appointed times and places with copies of Ulysses, and simulataneously read the passages that would have been read aloud. To themselves. In silence. I think that would be a neat protest.

Posted at 11:00 PM

Comments

Note: I’m tired of clearing the spam from my comments, so comments are no longer accepted.

i can't believe that! how absurd... the guy is really just cutting off his nose to spite his face, because surely public readings are the best advertising you could get, and would encourage people to go buy the book or the audio cd's or whatever.

sheesh.

Posted by deb at 4:15 AM, June 15, 2004 [Link]

What about NPR? Did he make them pay? I heard part of their show on Ulysses and it was pretty interesting. Never read the book but I did see the movie.

Posted by Mamacita at 7:37 AM, June 18, 2004 [Link]

Trackbacks

This site is copyright © 2002-2019, Ralph Brandi.

What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


There used to be a cat

[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

Mischief, 1988 - December 20, 2003

[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

Sylvester (the Dorito Fiend), who died at Thanksgiving, 2000.


Stylesheets


This site is powered by Missouri. Show me!

Valid XHTML 1.0!

Valid CSS!

XML RSS feed

Read Me via Atom

Me!

Home Page
Resume
Married
Photographs
Flickr Photostream

last.fm

There Is No Cat is a photo Ralph Brandi joint.


Archives

Search



Family Blogs

Geneablogy
Jersey Girl Dance
Awakening
DullBlog
Mime Is Money

Blogs I Read

2020 Hindsight
AccordionGuy
Adactio
Allied
Apartment Therapy
Assorted Nonsense
Backup Brain
Burningbird
Chocolate and Vodka
Creative Tech Writer
Critical Distance
Daily Kos
Dan Misener likes the radio
Daring Fireball
Design Your Life
design*sponge
Doc Searls
Edith Frost
Elegant Hack
Emergency Weblog
Empty Bottle
Five Acres with a View
Flashes of Panic
Future of Radio
Groundhog Day
Hello Mary Lu
iheni
Inessential
Interllectual
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents
Jersey Beat
John Gushue ... Dot Dot Dot
john peel every day
JOHO The Blog
Kathryn Cramer
Kimberly Blessing
La Emisora de la Revolucion
Lacunae
Loobylu
mamamusings
Medley
mr. nice guy
MyDD
Orcinus
oz: the blog of glenda sims
Pinkie Style
Pinkie Style Photos
Pop Culture Junk Mail
Seaweed Chronicles
Shortwave Music
Slipstream
Talking Points Memo
The Unheard Word
Tom Sundstrom - trsc.com
Typographica
Unadorned
Vantan.org
WFMU's Beware of the Blog