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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November 11, 2009


justst atenadad a pissup ikna berwery! it wen't wel.

November 10, 2009

"No use in you runnin', or screamin' an' cryin'..."

Indeed not.

Welcome to 1978. Those of you who are too young to remember those days may not realize how ordinary and unremarkable these events were, in that long-vanished age. People like this, they were your neighbors or the cop on the beat. We had come so far, but then, somehow, we lost our way.

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