September 19th, 2005

Shiver Me Timbers

Not a Fictionlet

I imagine that some of you are wondering if there's going to be a fictionlet today, featuring Greg going nuts with Talk Like a Pirate Day, while Brigid sharpens her knives with the intention to commit murder.

Well, the answer is no, not because it wouldn't happen, but because it would be too predictable. Everybody would see it coming!

So, take it as read that when Greg asks if she would like some "sARRRsage and eggs" for breakfast, she pulls out her hockey stick and pummels him severely about the head and neck. At this point, I should hardly have to tell you that it happens. ;)

-The Gneech

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Playlist Peculiarity

There's something wonderfully surreal about hearing Tim Curry sing "In Just Seven Days I Can Make You a Man" followed by Fred Astaire singing "Isn't This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught In the Rain)."

I have peculiar tastes, I suppose.

Speaking of peculiar tastes, I found this little gem on Arts & Letters Daily this morning. It's an article called "Pause Celebre," about the semi-colon (or "semicolon," as it's called in the piece). When I noticed that the writer was a local boy (well, semi-local, anyhow), I sent him an e-mail that read:

Subj: Hurrah for Semi-Colons!
For that matter, they should have a dash between "semi" and "colon," but then I prefer my prose toward the purple. ;)

...to which he responded:

You will be heartened to know that the draft I submitted rendered them all as semi-colons....

I don't know why I find this almost as amusing as the Curry/Astaire thing.

Like I say, peculiar tastes, I guess.

-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    Fred Astaire -- "Isn't This a Lovely Day (etc.)"