(These ideas are explicated in this sloppy manifesto)

Friday, October 28, 2005

I don't have time to write, except of course I'm always writing. These are some small things I've written lately for otherwheres than here.

Viraghoul -- ramming two words togther, just in time for Halloween, virago and ghoul. It denotes a blood-sucking harpy.

Annoysapointment -- same principle, something that is simultaneously an annoyance and a disappointment.

Those I can do all day, and living with me is a matter of learning to translate constructions like these on the fly. This is of a little more moment, quoted from correspondence:

"Talent comes to us by the scintilla -- if we're lucky. Most of a virtuoso performance consists simply of making no mistakes."

That's a SpendorQuote, I think.

Monday, October 24, 2005
R.I.P. Rosa Parks...

In the perfect logic of Socialism, rich white people have light rail systems they will not use, and, to cover the loses for all those empty trains, poor black people have no buses left at all...