June 2012

Some Churchill Favorites

June 29, 2012

he word for the day is paraprosdokian. A paraprosdokian is a sentence in which the latter part is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe the first part. They are usually humorous, sometimes producing an anticlimax. Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an early phrase, but they […]

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Nine Dunces

June 28, 2012

n making speeches, the rule is to begin with a joke. No. I won’t be relying on the old standbys, Thomas and Scalia for this initial one. Kennedy wrote the opinion for the losers minority. And I quote, “In our view it must follow that the entire statute is inoperative.” They are saying that the […]

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The Dearth and Death of Journalism

June 20, 2012

es. I am so aged that I learned my craft as a professional photographer on a 4×5 Speed Graphic. Back in the 1950s I was fortunate enough to study under two accomplished professionals. One was the color consultant to Ansco. Ansco was the then Burger King to Kodak’s McDonald. The other was a former White […]

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Out of Business

June 6, 2012

ack in the days before dirt, when I first went to college, there were no courses in underwater basket weaving, tiddlywinks or recreational Nintendo. How could the jocks get a college education back then? Not to worry. The educational institutions of the time had a solution. They simply recommended that the athletic department suggest taking […]

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