Or rather, the phenomenon that is Google cries out for Tom Lehrer. Come out of retirement, Tom! Political satire is not obsolete, notwithstanding Kissinger’s Nobel …. A colleague posted on a listserv a brief note about an article on “Google’s planes”. I thought, no, really? Google is buying planes? for streetview, I imagine — holy [...]
random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
William Faulkner: He [Ernest Hemingway] has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.
Ernest Hemingway: Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?