Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Tagged by Alex, to whom my hat is still off for the phrase "pureed diction":

The game: pick up the nearest book, turn to page 123, and copy the 5th, 6th and 7th sentences. The result:

There are cultural variations in the degree to which it is considered desirable to tolerate separation. It is important to differentiate Separation Anxiety Disorder from the high value some cultues place on strong interdependence among family members. The manifestations of the disorder may vary with age.

Brought to you by the florid quill of the American Psychiatric Association. Shame nobody's thought to set the DSM to music, so poetic are its lines.

I'm tagging Burns, Meretrice, and greg from the ol' comments section, which requires all of them to start blogs.


Chalkenteros said...
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Anonymous said...

Rápidamente preparó cuatro maletas, alistó a sus tres hijos y le dijo a sus vecinos que tenía que irse a Honduras porque sus padres estaban efermos, segun reportó la agencia de noticias Assciatd Press. Karla dejó en la casa las bicicletas de sus hijos y varias camionetas. La perra de los niños quedó encadenada con una bolsa de comida Pedigree y nadie supo exactamente qué pasó con los cachorritos recién nacidos de la perra.

(Don't mind me, Maury, I'm just showin' off. -- L.T.)

Anonymous said...

I had an incredibly highbrow selection from the letters of Mme de Sévigné but was unable to post it for some reason... which I guess is why I'm not meant to have a blog.

Grrg said...

"The loop of wire can be maintained in any position desired, according to the situation of the growth; and the curve of the limb of the instrument has been so carefully calculated on the dead, that a growth situated in the interior subglottic space (below the vocal cords) can be reached with the utmost certainty and celerity."

- from the chapter "Extirpation of Growths" in The Laryngoscope in Diseases of the Throat, with a Chapter on Rhinoscopy by G.D. Gibb (2nd ed., 1867)

I love my work...

alex said...

In light of your recent urgings to oft-contributors-of-comments to start their own blogs, I motion that Strauss Monster start one too.

Do I have a second?