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Monday: May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day?

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I’ve seen the phrase (without the question mark) all over the place this weekend, but the first word seems wrong. Not that I think Memorial Day should be unhappy, but solemn, respectful, reflective, thoughtful, or contemplative would all be better adjectives than happy.

Tuesday: May 19, 2009

What Maketh the Heart Grow Fonder?

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Absinthe, of course, which recently appeared at the state liquor store down the hill. They have four different brands, all priced from $42.95 to $59.95, so I need to do a bit of research before trying one out. Not to mention stocking up on sugar cubes.

Monday: May 18, 2009

Warm Front Coming Through?

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I know very little about meteorology, but tomorrow’s National Weather Service forecast for my town includes what must be a quite unusual combination: “Patchy frost / Hi: 70o F”.

Sunday: May 17, 2009

When Euphemisms Mislead

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InstaPundit writes that if Obama takes Nick Gillespie’s advice to legalize and tax drugs, gambling, and prostitution, “it’ll be your patriotic duty to smoke dope and sleep with hookers”. My knowledge of hookers is purely theoretical, but surely if you’re actually sleeping with them you’re wasting your money?

Wednesday: May 13, 2009

Quotation of the Day

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Emily Dickinson at her coldest and clearest:

The heart asks pleasure first,
And then, excuse from pain;
And then, those little anodynes
That deaden suffering;

And then, to go to sleep;
And then, if it should be
The will of its Inquisitor,
The liberty to die.