Monday, October 6, 2008

Daily Disambiguation: Thief


The knot is pictured above, the series of computer game, an on-line chess client, it can be a tool used to taste whiskey or wine while during their making, he is a main character from the 8-bit theater web-comic, it is also a 1981 arcade game that was a not so well disguised Pac-Man rip off, it is also a 192 video game for the Apple II that is a not so well disguised Berserk rip off, a 1981 Michael Mann film starring James Caan, an album by the band Destroyer , and an EP by the band Shearwater.

Our random, as selected by me, Google result leads us to the lamest and least addictive flash game EVER!

Thieves - Ministry

We'll wrap it up with a 17th century poem by Abraham Cowley 

The Thief              

Thou robb'st my days of business and delights,
   Of sleep thou robb'st my nights ;
   Ah, lovely thief, what wilt thou do?
   What?  rob me of heaven too?
   Even in my prayers thou hauntest me:
   And I, with wild idolatry,
Begin to God, and end them all to thee.

Is it a sin to love, that it should thus
   Like an ill conscience torture us?
   Whate'er I do, where'er I go—
   None guiltless e'er was haunted so!—
   Still, still, methinks, thy face I view,
   And still thy shape does me pursue,
As if, not you me, but I had murdered you.
From books I strive some remedy to take,
   But thy name all the letters make;
   Whate'er 'tis writ, I find thee there,
   Like points and commas everywhere.
   Me blessed for this let no man hold,
   For I, as Midas did of old,
Perish by turning every thing to gold.
What do I seek, alas, or why do I
   Attempt in vain from thee to fly?
   For, making thee my deity,
   I gave thee then ubiquity.
   My pains resemble hell in this:
   The divine presence there too is,
But to torment men, not to give them bliss.
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