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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14 Oct '12 04:54:12 AM

If you want to make a name for yourself fast, the first thing you need is another name: a name for your thing.

13 Oct '12 04:01:05 AM

I'm also not sure about how to spell the 'Mom!' that two or more kids say when mom says they have to do something they don't want to do, or that they can't do something they really want to do.

13 Oct '12 03:57:27 AM

I would make a list of the one-word sentences like that, like—


—but I don't know whether or not 'Asshole!' is a sentence that one really addresses towards the person who is an asshole. So I've got some technical puzzles to resolve.

13 Oct '12 12:52:06 AM

I'd buy a book that was nothing but individual sentences that made use of all the forms of address that there are.

13 Oct '12 12:32:14 AM

Sure, translator, savage tribes, barbarous peoples, what's the diff?

13 Oct '12 12:21:36 AM

I'm eager to know people who see my having nothing for them as a form of having something for them.

12 Oct '12 11:00:03 PM

'A literary form that's good enough is any form that wouldn't fuck this up before you even started: a form that is sufficient not just for something, but for everything.'

11 Oct '12 07:08:37 PM

An undistinguished scholar patches bits and pieces together; makes patchworks meant to look like works.

10 Oct '12 05:43:46 AM

'… they should at least experience that there is this life, in our time, close beside us.'