Friday, December 08, 2006

James Nicholls

"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Ink Has Set For 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Typing Monkeys

Monday, December 04, 2006

Babe Ruth on beer

Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink,
I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams.
If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work, and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true, than be selfish and worry about my liver."

-George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (1895-1948)