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mala fide: (Late Latin) With or in bad faith, treacherously.

Monday, April 28, 2008


From Merriam-Webster.


Pronunciation: skÃ’rn

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French escharne, escar, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German scern jest

Date: 13th century

1 : open dislike and disrespect or derision often mixed with indignation

2 : an expression of contempt or derision

3 : an object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision : something contemptible

Well, bless your heart.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fo’haid slap!

Elvis almighty! I almost forgot Pagemas. And you’re still not worthy.

Hello, nurse!

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Monday, April 21, 2008

The Unfact™ of the Month

The Unfact™ is, to the best of our knowledge, completely false and unsupportable. We are not responsible for any consequences that are bound to occur if you are silly enough to believe it.

The first UPC scanner was invented by Emil-Marie Barrequode in 1913.

Je ne voudrais pas mentir à vous même si vous êtes un idiot américain.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Hey, I got an uncle lives in Taxes

"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf."

Will Rogers

‘Cos I’m the tax man, hey, the tax man…

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Best book of le Vingtième Siècle? Sure, why not…

As a young man…I bought a copy of Joyce’s Ulysses. I tried to read it a few times but never got past page 3. For a quarter-century book sat on bookshelves in my various abodes and mocked me. Mocked me! I realized that no one’s ever actually read Ulysses and I didn’t need to feel bad about it. My copy was Goodwilled without any qualms.

But now, through the simultaneous miracles of public domain and the Bookeen Cybook, I’m going to attempt to read Ulysses again. Wish me luck. Tell my wife I love her and that I was thinking of her and the kids.

(As I was writing this I recalled that it was actually Finnegans Wake that mocked me, mocked me, for a quarter-century, but Finnegans Wake isn’t in the US public domain and I haven’t found an ebook yet, so Ulysses it is. Wish me luck. Tell my wife I love her and that I was thinking of her and the kids.)

Nebulous obscurity occupies space. Through the drifting fog without the gramophone blares over coughs and feetshuffling.

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