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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29 Jul '08 10:00:52 PM

'Continuous eloquence wearies.'

28 Jul '08 12:55:41 AM

'neutral genres presuppose something like an identity of the addressee and the speaker, a unity of their viewpoints, but this identity and unity are purchased at the price of almost complete forfeiture of expression'

27 Jul '08 02:23:31 AM

'This whole does indeed present edifices to my eye, but only in ruins.'

27 Jun '08 10:42:15 PM

'josh sometimes i feel like yr. only interested in *anything* methodologically'

19 Jun '08 06:18:01 AM

On the bus tonight I was accosted by a drunken co-ed Twins fan. After she called me a hater and played with my beard, I patted her on the back and she was diverted elsewhere in her drunken mania.

14 Jun '08 05:11:24 AM

'Besides, he does not need food, but I do.'

7 Jun '08 06:57:45 AM

A characteristic final sentence.

21 May '08 06:39:27 AM

You know who I blame? The system!

19 May '08 07:38:56 AM

I have a new bag which closes with large velcro straps and which are resoundingly, conspicuously loud. Tonight on the bus as I opened it a little boy sitting in front of me turned around, affecting an adultish look that said something like: what you have there is quite interesting to me.