March 19, 2006
Why you should not smirk
I read once about a smug, sniggering young man who would walk up to people and say, "I just bought real estate in your head", and smirk. He thought he was very clever, that he could startle people, into admitting that he existed. He must have been a hippie.
I would like to meet that young man. I would like him to try that line on me. I would laugh along with the joke good-naturedly. Then I would startle him, by breaking his jaw. Finally, although I am usually quite well-behaved, I would kick him in the testicles.
That is all.
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The only people you could startle into that are solipsists, or avid readers of Bishop Berkeley's sophisms. If you want to startle any other people, tell them their credit card has been cancelled.
Judging by the end of your post, it sounds like you want to convince yourself that he existed.
What is not by the way, is that I will hear no ill spoken of Noreen's literary output. She does not merely call people 'cunts'; she calls them 'cunts' in her own inimitable way. She is in fact, a fucking genius, you slavic clown's cunt.
Ribose Polymerase (if that is your real name), commas are a very dear and mysterious thing, treasured by the spiritual and creative soul. You, would not understand.
In this country, people still have the right to an opinion (as long as they don't say too much), but I'm gonna challenge the view that there's anything inimitable about Noreen's style. The first two or three posts you read have a quant charm about them. Then, they become as predictable as rain in England.
Does 'Slavic' modify 'clown' or 'cunt'? 'Cause my mother tongue is Romance. I dislike most Slavs--except for Polish women.
What an absurd notion. My generalizations are patiently crafted to be as inclusive as possible.
Bystander, they pronounce it "mayralin", like a drunken John Wayne. It's a horrible sound.