[lit-ideas] Re: Geary's Pistorius

You got me thinking, since Joan Rivers was mentioned, naturally I
began to imagine Cruella De Vil from Cent un Dalmations.

How old was she? Can a fictional character have an age? Can an
ANIMATED fictional character have an age? Maybe, but can they be said
to have had all the other ages, too? Without a biography?

wasting time
p

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 12:58 PM, <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> In a message dated 6/22/2009 12:07:18 P.M.  Eastern Daylight Time,
> pastone@xxxxxxxxx writes:
> Actually, Joan Rivers turned  76 a couple of weeks ago.
> So, she's 75, 74, 73 etc.
>
> ----
>
> Yes. Of course she is not yet 77.
>
> People are slow in understanding this.
>
> Each of her many years represents some accomplishment she had; and it's
> unfair to cancel them out by representing her as being the _higher_ order in a
>  developing series, as Aristotle has it.
>
> What surprises me is that females, of all people, are slowest at
> understanding this.
>
> Try to mention "Joan Rivers" in a conversation.
>
> Then, subtly, mention something she did, as an achievement.
>
> Then, subtly, express you admiration for her, and add subtly an implication
>  to the
> effect that she is "in her fifties" (which she is, of course).
>
> You'll see the FACE of exasperation in the addressee,
>
> "She's not! She's in her eighties".
>
> By cancelling a truism, they'll indulge in a falsism.
>
> Cheers,
>
> JL Speranza
>  Buenos Aires, Argentina
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