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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23 Dec '07 09:49:11 PM

Last night I sat in front of a loud racist who was drunk and overwhelmed by the unfamiliar experience of riding the bus.

18 Dec '07 05:03:43 AM

'This is the species of the sublime for which the sight of the boundless prairies of the interior of North America is renowned.'

2 Dec '07 07:53:39 AM

Today the bus passed an apartment building, from a third story window of which a woman was waving while holding a big black cat. I feel confident that she was saying 'bye bye, bus!' to the cat.

28 Nov '07 07:59:14 PM

'He who hears blasphemy nowadays is not obliged to rend his garments, because otherwise his garments would be nothing but tatters.'

27 Nov '07 08:46:52 AM

'She is foremost of those that I would hear praised.'

21 Nov '07 09:34:29 PM

Tuesday morning, the bus driver turned on Front and Chatsworth, drove a few blocks further, and then turned around, saying, 'this is the way we used to go—auto-pilot!'.

15 Nov '07 08:09:36 AM

"A sick philosopher is incurable."
"Why?"
"Because he has no confidence."

26 Oct '07 07:21:44 AM

'Henry's mind grew blacker the more he thought.'

8 Oct '07 02:50:02 AM

My dime got stuck in the pop machine. I banged on the coin slot to no avail; then I blew into the slot, and the dime dropped into the machine.