Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Friday, May 18, 2007
UGLINESS, n. A gift of the gods to certain women, entailing virtue without humility.
2007 Update: The inspiration for launching every ship that beauty capsizes. The heart's Scylla to desire's Charybdis.
Helen's beauty launched one thousand ships. Ugliness has launched a million since. -Herodotus