Archive for the ‘Crap’ Category

Idle Amusement

September 19, 2007

Sometimes the oddest things amuse me. (from the weasel words website)

How to write good by William Safire [thanks to Garry Febey]

  • Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.
  • No sentence fragments.
  • It behoves us to avoid archaisms.
  • Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration.
  • Don’t use no double negatives.
  • If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times: resist hyperbole.
  • Avoid commas, that are not necessary.
  • Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
  • Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
  • Writing carefully, dangling participles should not be used.
  • Kill all exclamation marks!!!
  • Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
  • Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
  • Take the bull by the hand, and don’t mix metaphors.
  • Don’t verb nouns.
  • Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
  • Last but not least, avoid clich├ęs like the plague.

Well I laughed

August 20, 2007

Sweet jesus

December 28, 2006

So I figured I’d splurge and move to the new blogger. So you need a proper e-mail address to do that right?

Turns out you don’t and I should know better than that. So aaaanyway I didn’t bother to sign up for a gmail account at first and for about 45 mins my work email address was showing on my blog.

Not that anyone besides me reads it. But still.


‘Alexander’ under fire – Film –

November 20, 2004

Umm, but he WAS gay. I thought Alexander’s sexuality wasn’t in doubt. It was the norm of behaviour in ancient Greece. The love of a man and all that…