josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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3 Mar '09 09:47:47 AM

On DFW in the New Yorker.

27 Feb '09 12:49:15 AM

Dubbing The Wire into German.

21 Feb '09 05:26:20 AM

'too many bosses / too many losses / too many niggas that's wantin' they own office'

21 Feb '09 01:17:35 AM

'baby, I can see you've been fucked with, too'

20 Feb '09 05:45:51 PM


20 Feb '09 05:26:53 PM

One way to truly fulfill the potential of criticism on the interweb: a blog where every post is polemic against James Wood.

20 Feb '09 01:11:35 AM

Civil servants who routinely handle the business of any man off the street are sublimely (i.e. terrifyingly) efficient.

19 Feb '09 09:15:29 AM

Tonight I made my first purely strategic shot in a game of pool, not to sink a ball of my own (I didn't have a shot) but to deprive my opponent of any good shots. And it worked!

12 Feb '09 06:36:37 AM

A principle: if you don't want to or can't call Kiss 'Kiss' in the rock-band episode of your police procedural, don't bother making the band be exactly like Kiss except not called 'Kiss'.