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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31 Jan '14 07:14:32 PM

Grown-ass folks are never too good for simple things.

30 Jan '14 04:53:26 AM

'I don't want to sound arrogant, but we're old school and we know what sounds cool.'

28 Jan '14 07:21:59 AM

'… and we no longer recognize, or take an interest in, the difference between things and beings (the difference!)' (CR 468): say (when not a fantasy), as in art, when confronting a character on the page, a figure on the screen?

26 Jan '14 09:36:29 PM

An intermittent internet-era delusion: The feeling that your choice of topics, of words, your intentions alone in writing something, might be enough to tag specific readers so they know to pay attention.

26 Jan '14 08:03:27 PM

A young wife teaches her stepson how to text a girl.

26 Jan '14 04:36:43 PM


26 Jan '14 04:20:35 PM

On the Kürnberger motto in Minima Moralia

25 Jan '14 04:49:52 PM

On the Kürnberger motto to the Tractatus

25 Jan '14 07:46:55 AM

'… they had no job stability and did not know whether they would be teaching courses from one semester to the next.'