Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I am mystified as to why it would be considered apt that a brand of condoms be named after a people that was hoodwinked into allowing an enormous horse into their sacred citadel (insert your favourite Catherine the Great joke here!). Perhaps it was a classics major who headed the market . . . ()

posted at 2:07:57 pm
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Thursday, September 01, 2005

There are reactionary feminists who insist on silly alternate spellings of "woman" because of its perceived base in "man." I give no endorsement of this view, not only because it perpetuates shoddy etymology (I lose count of the teeth I have ground into dust over this subject); not only because i . . . ()

posted at 3:34:20 pm
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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Him: [Lying on the floor, yells] Wesley, I can smell you from across the room. Wesley: Haha, no way! You're just boasting! Him: No, I'm not. Wait. [Looks at me] What does 'boasting' mean? Me: [Waiting for popcorn to pop] It means bragging. Wait. [I look at him] You're seventeen ye . . . ()

posted at 10:50:35 pm
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Thursday, March 24, 2005

I had just left the Tim Horton's kiosk, fuming; they had sold out of chocolate chip muffins and orange juice. I had been compromised with apple juice, which on worse days I have considered to taste like Satan's pee -- my indignance, however, was not merely comestible-related. While I had been daw . . . ()

posted at 3:23:52 pm
2 commentations.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The arch is a prominent feature of Roman architecture; capable of supporting enormous amounts of weight, it allowed the Romans to build to heights previously impossible, with less material. The arch appears on all sorts of imposing civil structures: bridges, aqueducts, forums, basilicas . . . ()

posted at 8:53:15 pm
6 commentations.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Yip Chei Yin. Yip .. leaf. Chei ... verdant, crisp, green. Yin ... morning dew, as a droplet, shining like silvered glass. It invokes a backdrop of a dawn sky, thick with smoky white mist. Mossy crags, worn smooth and round by time. Air, smelling of fresh rain, wet earth. A great lake, . . . ()

posted at 2:36:26 am
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Friday, January 28, 2005

"'Behold the Man'," Other Brother says, "was one of the paintings we studied today." "Oh, yeah?" I say. "I've seen a lot of variations on that theme. 'Ecce homo' is the usual phrase." A pause. "What?" "It's Latin. It means the same thing." "Oh." "So, yes. 'Ecce homo'--" "Don't say that." . . . ()

posted at 1:06:31 am
7 commentations.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Someone once remarked on the Blogdrive main tagboard that he found it interesting that there was a term for the hatred of women ("misogyny") and yet not a term for the hatred of men, implying a double standard. I, in the course of composing an ode to men following the hurtful accusation th . . . ()

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