G C Lichtenberg: “It is as if our languages were confounded: when we want a thought, they bring us a word; when we ask for a word, they give us a dash; and when we expect a dash, there comes a piece of bawdy.”

H. P. Lovecraft: "What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!"

Martin Amis: “Gogol is funny, Tolstoy in his merciless clarity is funny, and Dostoyevsky, funnily enough, is very funny indeed; moreover, the final generation of Russian literature, before it was destroyed by Lenin and Stalin, remained emphatically comic — Bunin, Bely, Bulgakov, Zamyatin. The novel is comic because life is comic (until the inevitable tragedy of the fifth act);...”

Werner Herzog: “We are surrounded by worn-out, banal, useless and exhausted images, limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution.”

John Gray: "Unlike Schopenhauer, who lamented the human lot, Leopardi believed that the best response to life is laughter. What fascinated Schopenhauer, along with many later writers, was Leopardi’s insistence that illusion is necessary to human happiness."

Justin E.H. Smith: “One should of course take seriously serious efforts to improve society. But when these efforts fail, in whole or in part, it is only humor that offers redemption. So far, human expectations have always been strained, and have always come, give or take a bit, to nothing. In this respect reality itself has the form of a joke, and humor the force of truth.”

विलास सारंग: "… . . 1000 नंतर ज्या प्रकारची संस्कृती रुढ झाली , त्यामध्ये साधारणत्व विश्वात्मकता हे गुण प्राय: लुप्त झाले...आपली संस्कृती अकाली विश्वात्मक साधारणतेला मुकली आहे."

Monday, December 05, 2016

"नवल स्त्री"चा खास वाढदिवस...Birth of Wonder Woman 75 Years Ago

75 years ago, in December 1941, 'Wonder Woman' was born 
 

Jill Lepore, ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman’, 2014:
“...(Gardner) Fox’s Wonder Woman was a secretary in a swimsuit. (William Moulton)  Marston’s Wonder Woman was a Progressive Era feminist, charged with fighting evil, intolerance, destruction, injustice, suffering, and even sorrow, on behalf of democracy, freedom, justice, and equal rights for women. In 1942, when Fox’s Wonder Woman was typing up the minutes to meetings of the Justice Society, Marston’s Wonder Woman was organizing boycotts, strikes, and political rallies...” 
  
Los Angeles Times, September 29 2016:
“'Wonder Woman' writer Greg Rucka confirms superhero is queer.”


Lynda Carter, star of the TV series Wonder Woman, from 1975 to 1979. 

Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex

Recently I watched 'Wonder Woman', 2009

I really loved the way the film opened with following frames depicting the dialogue between Ares and Hippolyta....they way Hippolyta tells Ares how he was no good in the sack



 courtesy: Warner Bros. Animation,  DC Comics

It was interesting to read in The Guardian on July 15 2016 that "Wonder Woman artist Frank Cho quits in row over ‘vulgar’ cover".

Annys Shin described Mr. Cho for The Washington Post thus:

“Frank Cho is at his first comic book signing in Paris doing something he excels at: drawing women's breasts.

This particular set is spilling out of a bikini top as the young man who requested the sketch looks on. But as the 20 or so other men behind him in line well know, Cho is capable of drawing almost any permutation: breasts in profile, breasts under T-shirts, breasts amplifying superhero logos, and so on. And they all have one thing in common: their disproportionate size. For Cho, 38, who grew up in Beltsville, the son of Korean immigrants, the alphabet starts with two letters, both of them D...”


Artist: Frank Cho

Photograph Frank Cho / DC Comics

2 comments:

A Spectator said...

Both of them D, इथे काही pun आहे का?

Aniruddha G. Kulkarni said...

I did not understand it but I did not intend any pun...Wonder Woman is all D anyway