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?

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.

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.


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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