Thursday, October 02, 2008

Why modernism makes better citizens.

"Properly, we shd. read for power. Man reading shd. be man intensely alive. The book shd. be a ball of light in one's hand."

--Ezra Pound, Guide to Kulchur

"When you are at school and learn grammar grammar is very exciting. I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagraming sentences. I suppose other things may be more exciting to others when they are at school but to me undoubtedly when I was at school the really completely exciting thing was diagraming sentences and that has been to me ever since the one thing that has been complete exciting and completely completing. I like the feeling the everlasting feeling of sentences as they diagram themselves.
In that way one is completely possessing something and incidentally one's self."
--Gertrude Stein, "Poetry and Grammar"


“I know that John McCain will do that and I, as his vice president, families we are blessed with that vote of the American people and are elected to serve and are sworn in on January 20, that will be our top priority is to defend the American people.”
--Sarah Palin (via)
UPDATE: Here is the actual source of the image above.

3 comments:

Magpie said...

Sentence diagramming of Ms. Palin? Oy. My head hurts.

estaminet said...

My brain just exploded, but only a little bit. Can we make the debate tonight into a drinking game? Take a drink for every non-run-on sentence Palin completes!

mateen said...

Hey, what would happen to Doonesbury if the strip couldn't ridicule the misuse of the language by someone in high office? Palin out-doubleyas dubya!