Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quote of the day

I'm sick of the insipid bourgeois neuroticism in current, careerist American poetry. Bring back the psychotics!
--Camille Paglia, via Language Log


That was the text my son sent me just now.

I had to text back to confirm that was for the whole semester.

Wow. It's not easy to impress a dad, but if you can't impress him with perfection, it would be a pretty lost cause!

Life is good.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Quote of the day

I used to think the brain was my most important organ. But then I thought: Wait a minute, who's telling me that? ~Emo Philips. (via McArdle)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quote of the day

When one linguist says to another "Was that good for you?", at least in a professional context, the phrase usually means "was that sentence consistent with your personal grammatical norms?"

Language Log

What I see when I wake up in the morning before I can leave my bedroom....

And in case you were, since Sam has been coming over I am sure she has never seen me without my pants on.