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 10:37:42 AM

'my name had never been my own,— rather belonging, all this time, to the Authorities, who forbade me to change it, or withhold it, as 'twere a Ring upon the Collar of a Beast, ever waiting for the Lead to be fasten'd on….'

3 Mar '09 10:13:56 AM

'The truth is I have no idea what he thought about, what his internal life might have been like.'

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.