But then I was like, ‘Nebraska is really far away.  And it’s so flat.  And there’s all that corn.  Plus, I’m kind of tired.  And there’s really a lot of stuff I should be doing around the house…’


Is this a sequel?

April 28, 2011


I’d like to think that the book on the left a sequel to the book on the right.  Also, I picture Modern Frenchmen as a volume filled entirely with photos of dudes in black turtlenecks and berets, smoking cigarettes and looking filled with ennui. Come to think of it, that’s actually how I picture the ten frenchmen of the nineteenth century as well, only in daguerreotype.

So…everyone then?

April 27, 2011


This totally makes it seem like this should be the book for a Springtime For Hitler -esque musical about some crazy SS officers out on the town in Jersey.


Although I’m sure that CNN has graphics and a theme song ready to go…

As opposed to…?

April 13, 2011

I mean, the main ingredient is right there in the name of the drink. It’s practically a recipe.

Actually, the existence of terms of venery (collective nouns for groups of animals–you didn’t know that had a name, did you?) is one of my favorite things in the world. An unkindness of ravens. A parliament of owls. A piteousness of doves. A congregation of alligators. How can you not love such random poetic nomenclature?

So, how many angels in a rumor?

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