Thursday, July 28, 2005

Turns of phrase

Each of these well-turned phrases is piquant by itself, but even tastier in context. Go and read the complete posts.

Teresa Nielsen Hayden:
Why is the tone of so much magazine and newspaper writing as unnatural as silicone breast implants on a snake?

Wonkette:
We would like to apologize for our characterization yesterday of Scott McClellan as a puppy dog. ... now we feel that a more accurate analogy would be that Scott McClellan is like a hapless baby rodent of some kind. Perhaps a gerbil or a weasel. Small, hairless, blind, and dependent on a larger rodent for all his information.

Bobby Lightfoot:
You have to wake up and realize that every time we let something like this happen we suck just a little chrome off the Trailer Hitch Of Life, if you follow me. Oh, the Trailer Hitch Of Life is unlustrous as of late.

TNH:
I haven't been so surprised by the efficacy of a blade since the day I played pop-up baseball with a bowl of withered half-dry apples and a katana.

Howard Waldrop on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:
See it with someone you love, especially if they're shorter than you.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Arturo said...

And if they're shorter than you, make thm take teh seat directly in front of you so you're assured to good sightlines.

1:41 AM  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

Scott McClellan as a baby weasel. I can buy that. "Mushroom" comes to mind, but that's an old joke (they keep me in the dark and feed me BS). My wife prefers to think of him as a pinata.

1:06 AM  

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