Friday, April 15, 2005

Equo adeste animo

  • Today -- unless you live in an alternate universe -- is April 15, and that can only mean one thing in the God-Blessed United States of America:
    That's right, today is "Bryce Hasn't Updated His Blog In A Month Day."
    Hooray! Be sure to celebrate

  • Although, if Bryce has my Internet provider he has an excuse. Comcast sucks.

  • According to an anonymous e-mail (which makes it all very random), I learned today that the Cope family motto, "Equo adeste animo" means "Be ready with constancy."
    Ready for what?
    I guess it just figures that I would be related to people who would come up with a motto that doesn't make any sense. Personally, I'm thinking of changing my family motto to something more practical, like "Videbat esse notitia bona id temporis" (It seemed like a good idea at the time).
    Or "Las crepes son deliciosas" (Pancakes are delicious).
    Of course, that second one is Spanish. But that's close enough to Latin, and more practical because people actually speak Spanish. Although, admittedly, "Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.*"

  • Avast thar! As first reported right here on my blog piece, a pirate has been elected student body president at North Carolina State University.

  • Speaking of pirates, remember this?

  • One of the things I've been looking forward to quite a bit lately has been the release of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" film. But the trailers have worried me a little because they didn't look very, well, funny. The trailers contained a lot of shouting and things exploding and some very nifty special effects (we've gone so far since the BBC days of Zaphod's ridiculously unrealistic plastic second head) but not what made the book so great -- its humor.
    this trailer has assuaged those fears.

    *Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.

    Thomas said...

    Quien es Bryce?

    OldHorsetailSnake said...

    In college, I learned: "In hoc signo vinces." It was on the shield on Pall Mall packs. It also was the motto of my fraternity. I was more of a "cum grano salis" guy. Now you have my entire Latin membrances.

    Charlotte said...

    Voco agricola ad villam.

    Four years of latin at good ol' Anderson High School and that is all I can say.

    I call the farmer into the house.

    Charlotte said...

    Wait! I remembered another handy latin phrase:

    Semper ubi sub ubi. Always wear underwear.

    Kristy said...

    So, isn't your family motto essentially the same as the Boy Scouts'? Latin or not, it sounds like, "Always be prepared" to me.

    Chris Cope said...

    Yes, but my family doesn't give away any cool badges.

    Astrid said...

    "Speaking of pirates, remember this?" --> I didn't! But is that you? Damn, the growling is scary! Hehe ... So how many people did you scare today if you exclude me?

    Astrid said...

    "*Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound." --> si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes!!!

    Anonymous said...

    A Cope you say?? we might be related..
    i am James Riley Cope. I live in Wichita Falls, Texas and i have tons of family on my father's side i have never met. i googled our family motto (because i couldnt decipher it with my latin dictionary) and i ran across your blog. we are probably 4th cousins or something complicated like that. anyways, i just wanted to drop you a line, in the case that we might have distant relations.
    my email is