File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_1998/foucault.9812, message 21


Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 20:35:42 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Re: Dumbo Q1





On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, tanya doroshenko wrote:

> 
> 
> Hello, I just completed a fourth year subject on Foucault and well yes it's
> true, 
> I  may be addicted  - help 
> 
> here comes Dumbo Q1
> 
> 
> what's  an onanism?
 
Well, according to my vade mecum: Merriam Webster, the term probably
originates from "Onan, son of Judah (Genisis 38:9)" and means
1. Masturbation
2. Coitus Interruptus
3. Self-Gratification.   
 
I think it had something to do with some poor laddy spilling his "seed".

If the term has any greater meaning in a Foucault-ian sense, I wouldn't
know.  But if the prior post implies that ritalin is the new happy-fun
drug of choice, perhaps this definition will help. 

Caio,

PMK 
 
> Tatiana Tanya Doroshenko
> 
> tdor1-AT-student.monash.edu.au.
> 
> 
The energy produced by breaking down the atom is a very poor thing.
Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these
atoms is talking moonshine.

		-- Ernest Rutherford, 1933
		
		(five years before fission was accidentally discovered by
		 German physicists Hahn and Strassman)	




   

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