Taoism, Maoism, I Ching, and Chess

This modern re-working of the Tao Te Ching has prompted an excellent discussion on Metafilter. I’ve read a couple of translations of the Tao but have only grasped some of the simpler concepts. Light-weight intrepretations such as this seem to be a great introduction to what is a great guide for life.

Also from the same thread – when two Buddhist masters meet.

[via Metafilter]

Won’t you come home Bill Bailey?

Probably on the back of a new series of Black Books, Bill Bailey has given this interview about his new tour, Part Troll

I’ve seen him live in Dublin on his Bewildered tour and was almost in pain from laughter. I’ll certainly be booking my ticket for his show at the Corn Exchange on the 11th of June.

In a very related way, Dylan Moran is playing the Corn Exchange on the 23rd of April. Another night for me.

[via Mad Musings of me]