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“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause”*…

 

via @ShortList

The Monks of Cool, whose tiny and exclusive monastery is hidden in a really cool and laid-back valley in the lower Ramtops, have a passing-out test for a novice. He is taken into a room full of all types of clothing and asked: Yo, my son, which of these is the most stylish thing to wear? And the correct answer is: Hey, whatever I select. 

― Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

Rather be dead than cool

– Kurt Cobain/Nirvana, “Stay Away”

* Mark Twain

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As we bask in the boss, we might send tubular birthday greetings to John Anthony Burgess Wilson; he was born on this date in 1917.  A composer, translator, and author better known by his pen name, “Anthony Burgess,” he put his linguistic facility to use in his most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange, creating a “Nadsat” slang for Alex and his gang that included a word that surely belongs on the list above– “horrorshow.”

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Written by LW

February 25, 2014 at 1:01 am

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