dennis scharnberg

government protects us

“Tell me, Janet, how is it possible to hate a lawyer?”

Corliss Archer, Boarding the Crazy Train.

smoke without fire

The trill is gone.

Andrew Tertullian, Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.

everyone is talking

It was the modern city that made marxism possible.

Godfrey Daniel, Inspecting the Time Domain.

deum de deo

Facts are not without importance.

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.

so-called chance operations

…a version wherein Macbeth merely harms Banquo. By luring him into some fraudulent real-estate venture.

Winston Joyce, Rational Agent Theory.

spelling and philosophy

We yearn for corridors.

Roger Sensabaugh, A Short History of Boredom.

the end time

“It’s trouble in the making, Susie. He’s been cruising with those two delinquents we saw yesterday. Hamp Fancher and Chick Farfisa.”

Burdyce Goode, Philosophy of Vegetables.

worth the candle

“That’s just his way, Christina. It is definitely a message. But it’s not altogether clear what the message is.”

Gladys Huizinga, Hard-Luck Dennis.

his final bow

“She thinks she is in a movie, David. And she is not alone in that regard.”

Diana Moone, Living Well.

no longer available

term in nation

Andrew Tertullian, Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.