In the beginning was the explanation. This is not an academic blog, it is not a blog at all, but a list of disjointed remarks. Albeit at first sight quite similar, lists differ from (b)logs in that the latter are always organised around a principle even if that is self promotion, while the former are merely enumerations of entities, ideas, events, inanities not necessarily bound together by anything. The (b)log has its origins in the ship log book and while at first sight discrete, the entries on a log are always subject to an underlying logic. Lists on the contrary, apart from having a longer and more distinguished pedigree in the history of thought, can be and often are completely meaningless or at best truly disjointed. This then, is the first entry in my list of remarks.