31 05 2011
As some of you may know, I have a little something to do with the great mag Oyster Boy Review. Years ago, when I was struggling, trying to be a writer, churning out “BB&B” ( Blood, Babes and Booze ) stories, the editor in chief, Damon Suave, gave me encouragement, pointers and finally, a chance. […]
diary of the bastard messiah, OBR, san francisco, slack
19 05 2011
Ok, what am I trying to say here? What do I mean?
I stare at the computer screen, rereading, rereading, until the screen saver comes on, until my eyes blow out of focus.
I mumble the words softly as I type, retype. The curses, they come out a lot louder.
This fucking goddamn shit fuck motherfucker.
bad english, fo' yo' sorrows, language, lost at sea, tonight i'm throwing rocks
17 05 2011
“I Know Stuff” words are meant to dually impress and intimidate. To enlighten us to the users intelligence and obfuscate whatever point they’re trying to make. They’re words that are obscure, rarely used, the last synonym in a thesaurus entry. Found only in literature criticism essays, New York Times crosswords and perpetually on the tongue of the annoying guy at the party who came alone and is drinking wine, they aren’t categorized by length or origin, but rather by their complete redundancy and total uselessness in daily communication. Using these words, you’re only trying to make one point: “I Know Stuff,” feel free to worship.
“I Know Stuff” words: because if you talk smart, you must be smart.
Ensconced |enˈskäns| verb [ trans. ]
Does not mean: inside a conch shell-like structure, anything having to do with scones.
Does mean: establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe, or secret place : Agnes ensconced herself in their bedroom | spectators who were once comfortably ensconced in the old stadium’s box seats.
Does not mean: gay.
Does mean: (of a person) affected, overrefined, and ineffectual : effete trendies from art college.
• no longer capable of effective action : the authority of an effete aristocracy began to dwindle.
Does not mean: a huge dog.
Does mean: a compact group of mountains, esp. one that is separate from other groups.
Dais |ˈdāis; ˈdī-|noun
Does not mean: muchos dias, a purple, delicate flower.
Does mean: a low platform for a lectern, seats of honor, or a throne.
Does not mean: a town on the Mississippi.
Does mean: the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea. Compare with jetsam • figurative people or things that have been rejected and are regarded as worthless : the room was cleared of boxes and other flotsam.
I Know Stuff words