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 Jan '08 07:30:47 AM

'New, we confess, and by no means happy, is our condition: if you want the aid of our labor, we ourselves stand in greater want of the labor. We are miserable with inaction. We perish of rest and rust: but we do not like your work.'

18 Jan '08 07:03:11 AM

(singing) 'gonna eat your brains and gain your knowledge'

15 Jan '08 04:18:41 PM

'Hey, you wanna get drunk?'

'Nah, there's too many phones in here.'

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!'.