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Artifact of Ottopia No. 72

The Timepiece of Humanity Desk

Artifact of Ottopia No. 73

John L. Stoddard, Napoleon: From Corsica to St. Helena (Akron, OH: The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1903).

2004.08.17 10:47
Re: is design of some object the result of some coincidences ?
In no way do I feel predestined to write The Odds of Ottopia, especially since I rarely finish a project I start.
I like the conceptualization process, then the schematics process, then design development seems perpetual, so execution remains mostly 'not there'.
Unfortunately, too, I'm often lazy lazy lazy.

2004.08.19 14:43
your destination please
On 14 August 2004 it was suggested at that Julia Child was hence going to the Ottofest in Budapest. Not until last night, after watching a documentary of Julia Child on PBS, was it learned that Julia, like Napoleon, celebrates her birthday on 15 August.
Julia and Theodor Hierneis are for the time being inseparable.
Otto received his surprise yesterday after all the gang arrived at St. Helena Island.
After 1611 years Olympic Games return to Olympia, on the feast of St. Helena, with the first female athletes to perform there ever.
"Otto (who is now married to the quondam daughter-in-law of Theodosius, the emperor who closed the Olympic Games in 393), notice how the bodies of the shot putters twist like a fanciful column just before they execute their throw."
"You're not telling me that that..."
"Well, we did own the House of Nero there, and the columns are gorgeous, and Eutropia thought it would be wonderful for columns from Nero's Olympia House to then move to Nero's Garden in Rome."
"What's that Piranesi?"
"If you look closely at the Ichnographia Campus Martius, you'll see that I hinted as much."
"Oh, Giovanni Battista, you're such a precursor."
Meanwhile, Leni and at least all eight centuries of von Ows have headed for Greece to begin filling the empty seats.
Why not reduce the ticket price by 2/3rds and give free tickets to those who already bought tickets?

Ludwig at St. Louis with Hannibal and Mark Twain

2004.08.26 08:38
I was born in North Philadelphia in 1956. I'm living in Olney since 1958. I've seen lots of Philadelphia in my time, and over the last ten to fifteen years I've seen a lot of Philadelphia disappear.
The hilariously imaginative novel of non-existence, The Odds of Ottopia, is centered in Philadelphia 2004.
some excerpts:
God's Bricklayer     party ends with a bang     House in Ottopia 43     bilocation--opening odds of Ottopia     surely touched by Eva Stotesbury     Cenotaph of Gordon Matta-Clark     What's going on down there?     dotting the Landscape of Ottopia     Rising Sun and Tabor     Ludwig, Leni and the Lenni-Lenape



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