Friday, March 03, 2006

Having cable means that television’s previous use as sleeping pill now causes slight sleep deprivation because I want to stay up and watch things. Like last night was the first I’d heard about the thousand+ year old cisterns modern-day Istanbul is built on, these cisterns, rows of stone columns literally bearing the weight of a metropolis. Que Calvino. Plus the columns were made of the ancients’ junk heap, a carved head of a Medusa used as a shim.


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