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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9 Feb '07 05:17:22 AM

First thoughts upon waking up this morning: Frank Sobotka working a shift on someone else's union card, Frank Sobotka turning up in the harbor.

No significant thoughts followed - just a feeling of unease.

8 Feb '07 08:01:24 PM

'But how many codgers can make you believe Alicia Keys better get a head start and not stare too deep into his eyes when she spies him in her rearview?'

8 Feb '07 06:12:45 AM

'mock mockers after that'

2 Feb '07 04:32:05 AM

'At the same time, another force prowls the edge of the field, bitterly observing that a table is that which supports a meal, a text one is reading, and the lamp one reads it by; that people have been born, have fucked, and have been laid out to die on tables; and that this observation makes the very use of the example appear silly, and the contention of the two schools seems as frighteningly frivolous as a formal tea party going on while the enemy mines the garden and the servants sell the house itself, piece by piece.'

31 Jan '07 05:31:13 PM

'every work of art is an uncommitted crime'

25 Jan '07 07:09:41 AM

'I need no gravestone, but
If you need one for me
I would like it to bear these words:
He made suggestions. We
Carried them out.
Such an inscription would
Honour us all.'

28 Dec '06 07:47:49 AM

To do: develop syllabus of turn-of-the-20th-c. readings to help fill in the background for Against the Day.

16 Dec '06 05:27:30 AM

I still can't stand that Bodie got capped.

29 Nov '06 01:53:09 AM

sprouting month
clothes-lining month
ever-growing month
u no hana month
rice-sprouting month
watery month
poem-composing month
leaf month
long month
gods-absent month
frost month
end of the year