Monday, June 13, 2011

Not Even Close To A Book Review: The Death Instinct

By Jed Rubenfeld, a great read, by the way.

But I only want to share one particularly wonderful sentence with you. At one point, a Washington blowhard gives a press conference to New York reporters. After a statement featuring convoluted logic and tortured syntax, the writer offers that:

"Pencils hung frozen in midair as comprehension sought in vain to work its way through this declaration."

That's a good one, it is.

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