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.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Longevity, n. Uncommon extension of the fear of death.
Longevity: 16 minutes of fame.
guess that's the long and short of it
Picking your coffe mug up only to discover you had unknowingly already finished it. BTW, thanks for the nod in your links! :)
Hah! Inde, that's hysterical.
Karma, I like to think long.
Sar, of course. Bierce and Twain should still be associated, although the comparison never goes well for Bierce. It's his grave, let him roll.
The Levity in Longevity must remind us to take lightly matters that seem otherwise serious in life with regards to “greatness” and maybe even “long life”.
A short good life is better than a long meaningless one.
Longevity, n. The relative tautness of one's mortal chord.
by origin or by option?
Samir, wise words, but, if I may say, every inmate on death row gives similar advice.
Gabriel, give it a yank.
Sreekesh, longevity is never mandatory. Think about that the next time you post a poem about your girlfriend.
I woulda said Longevity is the distance between the actual size of the angler's(fisherman's ) catch and what he/she purports it to be :-)
The peculiar belief in the virtue of just hanging around.
Oh Heck with this life! Heaven sounds so much nicer to me!
Well, Dom, if you were going to make an exaggeration joke, I'm glad it was about fish.
Comfort Addict, good point. Less than a decade and they call it loitering.
Hi, Morning Dew! Stick around, I got a lot more words to get through.
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