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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7 Jun '15 12:37:27 AM

'Love alone will not save us.'

5 Jun '15 11:05:26 PM

'… businesses are increasingly taking a cynical economic view of how emotion is triggered, altered, monitored, and then integrated into managerial and marketing-type strategies.'

31 May '15 07:14:39 PM

'The game is the fuckin game.'

30 May '15 08:12:43 PM

One sees scholars noting their reasons for preferring a Being and Time translation, essentially always either 'it's the standard', or 'it's just clearer'. But strangely, no one ever says: aw hell naw I ain't readin two of those fuckin things all the way through.

29 May '15 05:03:23 PM

Yep, nothing says real-world applicability like pretending to go bankrupt.

29 May '15 05:02:03 PM

Well. The fake jobs build confidence to chase after real ones!

But no real one lasts long.

29 May '15 04:52:31 PM

Well. At least they get to strike!

But the strikes are fake too.

29 May '15 04:51:10 PM

Fake job with real meetings—fucked both ways.

28 May '15 07:16:02 PM

The money must have run out; with the serious part done, the repairmen are gone, replaced by the idiot sons of the building's owner. They sound like some real malingerers. They've been tasked with picking up the last of the bricks and scraps. Mostly they artlessly feign ignorance of what to do and pass it back and forth between themselves, as if trying to see which could outlast the other in shirking work. They talk too much.