knowing what was meant by the various significations of the “Counting Crows” rhyme I decided
to use Google’s “News Results” of the day to help understand
the significance each quality. I took today’s list of news articles
(1/9/2005), chose the number of crows down the list. (I should have thought
of this idea on New Years when I consulted the automancy!)
One for sorrow: First, the Sorrow: USA Today
It's in the nature of political writers to turn disaster into cliche. Seismic
shifts end electoral droughts. Windy politicians with volcanic tempers
create surging oceans of debt and ignite firestorms of criticism.
two for joy: South Florida Joy Ride Kills Teens: By The Associated Press:
A 16-year-old Plantation boy took his family's Jaguar on a joyride and
hit a tree on a winding road.
three for a girl: Associated Press ST. LOUIS - Two-and-a-half years after
his arrest, an ex-convict drifter goes on trial this week in the slaying
of a 6-year-old girl he allegedly carried piggyback to her death near the
ruins of a glass factory.
four for a boy: The Bulletin Online, Despite stopping on course to switch
the order of his dogs, musher Joel Nelson of Clearwater, Minn., won the
six-dog championship at the Atta Boy 300 World Championships Saturday,
posting a combined time of 4 hours, 34 minutes and 51 seconds during the
two-day competition at Mount Bachelor ski area.
five for silver: ctnow.com: Selling Seven Precious Silver Cups Church
Needs Money From Historic Pieces. An upcoming auction at Sotheby's
in New York
features dozens of pieces of coveted American silver: ornate candelabras,
boxed antique silverware sets and pitchers with intricate designs.
six for gold: sportinglife.com: GOLD CUP MONEY FLOWING
IN Strong Flow has was the subject of some considerable support for the
Gold Cup yesterday, with the sponsors cutting him to 9-1 from 12-1.
Paul Nicholls' eight-year-old, who ran away with the 2003 Hennessy Cognac
Gold Cup, has not been seen on a racecourse since he injured himself
during that year's Feltham Novices' Chase at Kempton.
seven for a secret never to be told: MercuryNews.com:
New York Times
Entertainment: Secret to conversation is learning to listen
FIND THE OTHER PERSON'S COMFORT ZONE, ADVISES TALK HOST KING (Larry?)
People think I make a living asking questions, which is true, but only
half the story. The other half is listening to the answers.
eight for a wish: King County Journal, Bellevue, WA
A wish come true. Maybe you had to wait for Christmas to see a wish come
true. Not so Kirkland's Daron Howley, who is battling brain cancer.
Last week, Daron had a surgical procedure in preparation for more chemo.
She's here. But her heart's in Ireland, where she left it last November
on a trip arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
nine for a kiss: The Times On Line: Murderer's lover
rushes into print with 'kiss and kill' tale. BEWARE men bearing champagne
That is the message of a book published this week by Amber Frey, the
Californian massage therapist who was seduced by America’s most
ten for a time of joyous bliss:
New! Get the latest news on joyous bliss with Google Alerts
this category had only 10 entries so I decided to sign up for news alerts
using these words and take the second entry.
Note: This search was very helpful. Since my Prudence/pig’s head
position was at 7 cars, I’m signing up for weekly News Alerts for “secret” for
On 1/9/05 5:59 PM, "Ron Kenley" <rk@WANADOO.FR> wrote:
> In Austrian New Year celebrations this is also to do with eating.
> Traditionally, everyone is waiting for the rolling in on a large tray
> or trolley, of a pig cooked in many ways (from saussages to chops
> spanning the entire ritual tradition) but with the particularity that
> the head of the pig is split in two halves with one looking forward,
> while the other is looking back. The pig's head is decorated lavishly
> and wears glasses often, a detail that seems to bring on a great deal
> of amusement among the guests.
> Ate it,
>> On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, Greg Ulmer wrote:
>> the tradition of
>> Prudence, represented iconically as 2 profiled heads facing opposite
>> directions, one old (looking into the past) and one young (looking into
>> the future), with the full-face figure standing in the present--the
>> position of decision. Some readings of Nietzsche's willing the eternal
>> return of the same suggest it concerns this temporality of decision,
>> actually the renouncing of any Will to Power, to bring into alignment
>> Will with what is, or rather what will have been.
>> ...in other words
>> something to do with your Signature, Willy Nilly?
www.willpap-projects.com*This work is inspired by the the
thoughful work of Louis Kaplan, particularly a paper entitled: "The Body
Artist’s Webcam," 2003