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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10 Dec '08 07:15:41 AM

'lower middle class still carryin bus passes'

4 Dec '08 06:09:41 AM

500 - Tom Ewing's new writing project.

2 Dec '08 07:45:13 AM

'The child's taunt, "My old cat will probably be dancing with" - if it really is a taunt and not the involuntarily friendly image of child, cat, and mouse dancing, the two animals on their hind legs - once appropriated by the poem, no longer has the last word.'

25 Nov '08 07:05:03 AM

'The whole thing comes to depend thus on the quality of bewilderment characteristic of one's creature'

21 Nov '08 06:37:54 AM

'This is the only Instance, it is believed, when he condescended to take Notice of any Thing that had been written against him; and here his chief Intention seems to have been to make Sport.'

5 Nov '08 03:59:42 PM

'Our union can be perfected.'

2 Nov '08 05:56:15 PM

'Yeah, suck it, I do read the paper.'

24 Oct '08 05:35:23 AM

'We may not be the best people...'

'But we're not the worst.'

'Graduate students are the worst.'

14 Oct '08 05:41:33 AM

In case you're wondering what to buy me for Christmas this year, I've decided to make it easy on you.