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, January 02, 2009
EMOTION, n. A prostrating disease caused by a determination of the heart to the head. It is sometimes accompanied by a copious discharge of hydrated chloride of sodium from the eyes.
2009 Update: The heart's distraction of the liver's ambition.
Paws tap dancing on linoleum floor when she has to poop and the door is closed.
happy new year
not all of us encounter life as an exercise in rising bile
Only the lucky few, Doug.
Happy New Year!
EMOTION®, n. prop. The blogosphere's favorite exercise program. It moves so you don't have to.
Has its ups,
Has its downs.
Can make you smile,
Can make you frown.
Emotions leads wherever you roam,
Could even make you burst into poem.
Sorry, Doug. You've been gone so long I've gotten rusty.
The verifier has a better offering: ultrala -- from too much Decking the Halls?
I am overcome with emotions for Doug is back!! With a cold...that may be a cold or not.
Where does Steve Tyler stand on this bit of sweetness?
Icy, that's when you bite.
Happy New Year, JJ.
Amoeba, I haven't lost an ounce.
We all have, Quilly. We'll get it back.
Jenn, it's something pretty cold-like, anyhow.
Emotion, the rippling of the water, can kill you, though, if your boat is fragile or your heart is scared.
emotion,n. a class of self-inflicted thunderstorms leaving people hungry, pierced by spears and apparently with pink eye wear.
It kills over 1 humans every year!
Ariel, we have an organization in this country called the Children's Defense Fund which uses the slogan "Lord, be good to me. The sea is so wide and my boat so small." A provocation unrivaled.
Ha, Minka. Great last sentence.
Emotions bite but not having them bites even worse.
Watching "Marley and Me" caused more Emotion than I was prepared for.
"The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional."
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Coincidentally the subject of one of Dr. Weirsdo's MLA papers.
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