An excellent commentary on Byron’s “So, we’ll go no more a-roving” (h/t Ario) – take especial note of the reversal of “a-roving” and “loving” in the third stanza, as the author of the commentary does. The question is “the light of the moon;” is there a way of reading this as an end to simple romance, an awakening of commitment (the light of day) and growing up? Several things about the author’s reading make me wonder.
Drew Morton, “Single-Serving Friend Seeking Co-Pilot” – a review of the film Up in the Air; I think I want to see this. from the article: The final performances worth noting are those of the un-professionals Reitman cast as the workers being “let go.” While filming on location across the Midwest, Reitman encountered cities ravaged by unemployment. Hoping to bring some sort of economic relief, Reitman cast numbers of unemployed, interviewed about their termination, and then asked them to reenact their reactions to the news. With the exception of a few character actors (J.K. Simmons and Zach Galifianakis most notably) spread across the film, non-professionals exclusively hold the roles of future unemployed.