November 16, 2009

Did Mencken die in vain? Pretty much.

Via anthropologist John Hawks, a gem from Rex Stout:

His position in society, his high repute among his fellow men, his nimbus as a master biped.

Nobody writes like that any more, dammit.

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"His rhombus as a parallelpiped": the bastard's ripping off Euclid. Again.
 
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