The Concept of Irony

With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Into The Attic With You

In Fellini's 8& 1/2 Guido has a dream. He comes home to a house filled with women. Most women, in this dream, willingly go up stairs when they get too old for his attention. When one doesn't want to go upstairs, he takes up a whip and seperates out the young and old.

Today, I came home to a similiar situation. I usually have a mixture of young and old books. Like Guido, I have strong preferences about age. Today I came home to find my living room and dining room and office filled with books under twenty-five years old. To the upstairs they go.

 This is another thing.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I Just Tried to Like a Comment on My Blog

Facebook has damaged my attention span and my responsiveness. Please read entries from "Writing is Easy" until I fix that.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 is for Sale.

For just $2,095 I can have my old domain name back. I guess renewing it for $9.95 last year would have made more sense. Hundreds and hundreds of people a day used to get redirected here. But then I got distracted. The prettiest girls weren't interested in somebody who wrote hours a day. Which was fine: 24 went off the air so I had less to say. My manservant started popping out babies, I lost the paddle to my bread maker and my long term, contingent fiancé moved to somewhere. DFW sent me some real mixed messages about how good the brain is at sorting out life. Plus, people stopped reading blogs in 2008. But now, I have sorted everything out. Everything that once confused me is clear. And I started writing under a penname. I have been writing brilliant works of fiction and sending them out under a different name so that I don't have to worry about how my uncompromising honesty would affect the people who I often write about. And best of all my penname, is available for $9.99. I think I'm back on track.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I Dream of Someday Writing an Entire Blog Composed of Quotations.

"Such romantic claptrap...such childish drivel...but the kid was in despair over his ruined ambitions, facing up to the fact that he didn't have it in him to do the one thing he had always wanted to do, and he ran off in an impulsive attempt to redeem himself in his own eyes."

---Paul Auster "Man in the Dark"

For further plagiarism see also The Most Essential Use of a Blog

Monday, September 01, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Book Review Week Continued:Pride Cometh In the Summer.

Today we are reviewing a whole bunch of books I have on computers. These books contain every manner of deep wisdom about how complex computer systems work.

But beware! Read these books with humility. For if you do not, you will think that your mastery of the domain of computers and robots is complete and total. And then in a fit of genius you will take your ipod apart and have no idea how to put it back together again.