A SENTENCE BY THOMAS KENEALLY

August 21, 2010

Beards of ice hung from the understructure of the train, and the air pierced them. When an Australian novelist tackles non-fiction, you get some nifty sentences like this one from Schindler’s Ark.

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CARTOON FRIDAY 64

August 20, 2010

“I’m pretty sure this is just a dream. Yeah, that’s it. It’s got to be a dream. Please make it be a dream.”

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FLEA INSPECTOR KWIZ

August 19, 2010

Flea inspectors: a. are required by law to bathe in ambergris. b. dip their tweezers in ambergris. c. can be counted on when you need a cup of ambergris. d. are 100 % ignorant of ambergris. e. have the ability to flit.

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AN INNOCENT QUERY

August 18, 2010

Was St. Francis a sissy?

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HOW TO LABEL A PHOTO

August 17, 2010

‘The Divine Right of Kings’ or ‘What the Elephant Knew’ or ‘Madness on a Trolley’ or ‘Dreams of a Wombat’ or ‘Beneath the Gondola’ or ‘The Inner Life of Al Capone’

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ALL GOES LIKE

August 16, 2010

She’s like, “I fear you have me at a disadvantage, sir.” He’s like, “Indeed?” She’s all, “A gentleman would never place a lady in such a compromising position.” He’s all, “Who, pray tell, has ever indicated to you that I was a gentleman?” She goes, “A lady never breaks a confidence.” He goes, “Nor does […]

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MEADOW KITCHEN PREP TABLE

August 15, 2010

This milling stone in a Tahoe meadow was used by Washoe women 200 years ago.

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A SENTENCE BY FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

August 14, 2010

Then she slipped through it, and shut it behind her, and stood with her back against it, looking about her and breathing quite fast with excitement, and wonder, and delight. Here in a key scene from The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett demonstrates effectively the use of commas, particularly those last two.

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CARTOON FRIDAY 63

August 13, 2010

“Look, I’m telling you for the last time. No bird can hide from me.”

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FROM DOC’S LOON FABLES #22

August 12, 2010

The Pampered Goat The pampered goat dismissed the butler, the footmen, her personal servant, and both parlor maids with a wave of her hoof. The help withdrew, bowing, from the palatial dining room. The pampered goat studied her reflection in the great mirror on the gilded wall, noting with satisfaction the fiery gleam of her […]

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