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.
Monday, January 05, 2009
MILLENNIUM, n. The period of a thousand years when the lid is to be screwed down, with all reformers on the under side.
a temporal pimple on the Universe's butt
Ugh. So true. And it has only just begun!
The worst version of MS' operating system, even allowing for Vista.
Stop being all superior Mr Mac User.
A bird of profit. But rather high maintenance, don't you think, Mr. Solo?
is this where I admit to loading up on the paper goods in preparation for Y2K? so glad I only need to do that once in a... well, yanno.
I can't even do a five year plan. Don't expect me to think in millenniums (millennia ?).
I just got your update. Doh. I'm soooooo slow. I blame it on my age (inspite of the fact that I was never quick.)
Tom, it is your style to make pimples so grand.
DF, I need your number.
Logo, I only smile on the inside, anyhow.
Amoba, if you want to make the Kessel run in 6.5 parsecs, that takes grease.
Sauerkraut, what's past is past. Paper goods?
TLP, I have to go. I just wish I remembered where.
MILL a machine for grinding, crushing, or pulverizing any solid substance
EN to make fast
NI symbol; chemistry Nichel
UM slang sound of uncertainty
A really fast, nickel plated machine designed to pulverize anything and everything but uncertainty.
See, worked on the word Nickel already!
word verifier: grater
Millenium, when you fix a day, count back a thousand years and decide something real important happened just then.
millennium,n. I hope somebody gave you a calender for Christmas. Preferably 9 years ahead of your current one.
I looooove Minka's so I'm just going to giggle over it instead of coming up with my own definition.
This is too funny as The Millennium is the name of a watering hole where a friend who stuggles/d a bit with the drink made daily visits. Well, it can now be considered funny as she is no longer doing so but is still a source of teasing amongst friends.
No witty definition so above story will have to substitute. :)
Then why does it take so long, Quilly?
Ariel, you mean like the birth of a prize pig?
Minka, I didn't want to wait around for the next one.
Jenn, you're just encouraging her.
G, that's a pretty amusing name for a bar.
Actonbell, that might be the funniest definition ever.
91 cans of beer on the wall--I don't know why your definition made me start singing that song
Happy New Year Doug
Looking at the word put me in a trance for half an hour.
Comparatively speaking it's a relatively short period of time I know.
The name the U.N. likes to attach to projects, the reason is pretty obvious.
Millennium: A fancy name for making a buck on the passage of years. Overrated in my book.
Happy new year to you, Pia.
Sure, Coop. What's a half hour between friends? I mean, other than a millenium.
When does your book come out, Terry?
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