The Name of the Rose

I just finished rereading the excellent "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco. Perhaps the strongest reason I had for rereading it was to understand why he chose that particular title. Pretty much the only clue the reader gets is the last sentence in the book:
stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus.

This doesn't help an awful lot even if you understand latin (or have the translation as I do). But with a bit of googling I found the following page called The Name of the Rose. There you will find a quote from Eco giving some hint about the title. I'm still very puzzled though and if you read this and have any clues, please contact me.


The Incredibles

I haven't been blogging for a month. Bad. Well, there are reasons for that.


Me and my fiance went to see The Incredibles ast Friday. Hilarious movie! I loved it. What I really like about these pixar movies are all the nice references to other movies. They often make a parody or variant of some classic scenes in famous movies. The reference I particularly liked in The Incredibles is their remake and blending of the speed bike chase in Return of the Jedi and the pod race in The Phantom Menace. Very well done! Well, if you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for?