Thursday Oct 28, 2004

Craving crack

This is an actual piece of spam that was waiting for me in my inbox this morning. The English is priceless. I wish I knew the redactor's native language; "crave to feel crack" seems like a direct translation of some foreign idiom.


    From:       Candida Rebux 
    Date:       28 Oct 21:33 (PDT)
    Subject:    Do you crave to feel crack following morning?

    Our recent view shows that it takes usual of just 1.2
    boozings to effect a hangover. But this pills
    services you evade hangovers and waken sensitive great from head
    to stomach and all over else.

Sunday Sep 26, 2004

Markup as protest

Michael Sperberg-McQueen used to say that all markup is interpretation. And some markup is demonstration: </Bush>. I suppose I don't need to point out that the Bush element isn't well formed. Or that maybe it should be empty.

Thursday Sep 16, 2004

Google has sniffed me

I started this blog just before lunch on Sept. 14, and for this first time late this afternoon, it appears as the result of a Google search for the term isopaleocopria. That's about 48 hours. I'm impressed.

Several people have asked me what my blog's rubric means. I made it up. It's pseudo-Greek. I wanted to coin something akin to a hapax legomenon, in this case, a word used by only one writer. When you have a common name, like I do, and you aren't famous, like I'm not, it makes "googling" yourself easier. The term's translation is the sum of its parts:

 iso"same"
 paleo"old"
 copria"sh\*t"

So far, it hasn't gotten me into any trouble.

Tuesday Sep 14, 2004

de gregorio

Licet in principio aliquot dicere de auctore, Gregorio. Natus sum xxvi augusti MCMLXV, novo eboraco. Titulum gradumque philosophiae doctoris in scientia linguarum romanicarum datum mihi ab praeses Universitatis Princetoniensis, anno domine MCMXCV. Hodie machinator, apud Heliomicrosystemata. Placet mihi saltare, libris colligere, coquere tam quam cenare. Et res latinas!
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