dennis scharnberg

love of destruction

Begging the question has nothing to do with “begging” and nothing to do with a “question.”  It concerns shabby reasoning, and that is all.

Isaac Twist,  A Primer of Posturing.

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hither and yon

The Nihilist kneels before nothing.

Godfrey Tooke,  Collected Aphorisms.

big is over

George stumbled into the back of the lecture hall, a little later than usual.  The subject of the talk, apparently, was “the Future of Reasoning.”

Dell Arbogast,  The Null Hypothesis and Other Stories.

land of giants

“Let’s introduce change, Linda.  Yes.  And let it change and change and change.  Where is the pathology in that?”

Morris Dees,  The Gray Lady.

pluckest me out

Modernity hinges on a kind of laziness.

Chalmers Van Nest,  The Trivial Quadrivium.

destitute of water

Modernism has always been about the artist. What is he thinking?  What is he feeling?  What is he seeing?  The artwork itself stood as a sort of “proof.”

Crispin Trove,  The Viewer as Pest.

sticks and stones

The aphorism is not an opinion or an argument.  It is a projectile.

Nathaniel Bumppo,  The Putrescence of the Word.

deum de deo

Since video is so simple, why not record every moment for the rest of your life?  Perhaps someone in posterity will want to spend his life in viewing it all.

Cedric Plumm,  My Name Is Cynthia.

into the mud

About halfway through The Thin Man I knew all there was to know about Myrna Loy’s shoulder blades.

Jeremy Breedlove,  A Jaundiced View of the Movies.

another aspiring rapper

The Wright side of history

Andrew Tertullian,  Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.