hippias

Now, Hippias was in the middle of arranging the troops when he was seized by an unusually violent fit of sneezing and coughing. Since he was fairly old, most of his teeth were loose, and the force of his sneezing caused one of them to fall out into the sand. He spent a lot of time looking for it. When he failed to find the tooth he groaned and remarked to the people near by, ‘This land is not ours. We will never be able to conquer it. The only bit of it that belonged to me has been claimed by my tooth.’
—  Herodotus 6.107, tr. Robin Waterfield
  • Socrates:Define, for me, a punch line.
  • Hippias:A punch line is at the end of a joke.
  • Socrates:Is it a punch line simply by virtue of being at the end of said joke?
  • Hippias:No, it must be an unexpected statement.
  • Socrates:Ah, but if you know that the punch line is about to arrive, how can it be unexpected?
  • Hippias:True. Therefore, there can be no punch line to any joke, for such a punch line is always to be expected.
  • Socrates:Exactly. Last night the exact same logical conclusion was told to me by your mother, while we had intercourse.

it used to be an abattoir, now it’s now hydra’s unfathomably beautiful ‘project space slaughterhouse’

the downside - most of the showing exhibition (hippias minor, paul chan) was down due to heavy wind (mum clearly brought wellington’s weather with her). 

the plus side - its hilariously brilliant trailer almost makes up for it: 

wouldn’t mind coming here to die tbh

This is the famous sculpture of the tyrannicides Harmodius and Aristogeiton by Kritios and Nesiotes, dating from 477/6 BC. Harmodius and Aristogeiton are famed for the killing of Hipparchus, brother of the Athenian tyrant Hippias, in 514 BC, and for their supposed plot to assassinate the tyrant himself at the same festival in order to overthrow him. They were also known to be lovers. 

The original Athenian statues are lost, however numerous copies were made throughout Greece and Rome, and thus today we still have surviving Roman copies of this famous pair. 

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