Toad in the Hole

July 31, 2006

Bon Mot of the Week, Duo Twofer

You'll have to click here since I can't copy from that blog, but I thought it was kinda timely, for a wisecrack. I'd further qualify the broad statement that doves are poor fliers, but only to limit it to "over long distances."

On a later entry, Stu himself boned a mot, too, about Mel Gibson's recent chatty reaction to being busted for DUI: "However, wow, the booze loosened the strap on his morality mask."

If I ever get down South again, I'll buy yiz both a beer. AND I'll mess with your cubical shrubs.

Posted at July 31, 2006 02:50 AM


First, why can't you copy to your blog? Is it a formatting issue?

Second, this is the first time, officially, that I've been publicly complimented for my craft of writing. Yay! Thanks!!

Also, on behalf of my better half, thanks for the compliment as well. Leslie is a brilliant mind, with a seriously slick corpus callosum.

Fourth, the next time you're in town, we'll take you to Joe's Crab Shack or Ichiriki.

Posted by: Stu Mark at July 31, 2006 08:36 PM

I can't copy-n-paste off your blog, because I'm gimping along with Internet Exploder Version-Some-Negative-Number and on some blogs, nothing happens when I sweep the cursor across text to select it. I'll switch Bruno here over to Tiger one of these days, and then I'll have a new set of problems to mess with. First, though, I need to store a bunch of photographs offsite, maybe over at Kodak's because I really don't want to risk losing them. (The CD burner's giving me shit about copying them. I know why, but never mind.)

And the compliment was not only sincere; it was from an editor. Fangs, red pencil, and all. Tell Leslie the same, if you would.

And you've made me an offer I can't refuse. Both those places sound good. We're of the Calvin Trillin School of Eating, which is small-c catholic. I mean it about the cube trees, too.

(I myself am of the school of editing that starts grafs with "and" if I damn well please on my own blog, just so you know.)

Posted by: Ron at August 1, 2006 05:28 AM

Most pithy description of the Mel situation I've read so far.

Posted by: patry at August 1, 2006 10:06 PM

Thanks patry, I appreciate that. I posted more about him, although that will be that last for a while, as I want to talk about happier things, like the wisteria taking nicely to its transplanted home in our front yard.

Posted by: Stu Mark at August 2, 2006 01:31 AM

"Most pithy description..."

Yeth indeed.

Posted by: Ron at August 2, 2006 06:43 AM