Comments: Moistened......

hmmm, I reckon that this is where that term "shithead" started, huh?

Posted by GUYK on June 27, 2008 07:50 AM

i half to agree that 'moistened into flaccidity' is a grate frase. i luv readin ole accounts on a counta sum of em spell purty much the same way i do. miz bd is readin a book bout will adams, the historickull figger that becume blackthorne in shogun, witch the hole book aint nuthin but letters frum folks roun that time ... whut a joy!

Posted by buddy don on June 27, 2008 12:13 PM

I'm not sure what I find more frightening, that buddy don took the time to write that, or the fact that I understood him. As for the original thought "moistened into flaccidity" is most definitely a phrase for the ages.

Posted by Rey B on June 27, 2008 03:28 PM

Once you get past the subject matter, the story is very eloquent. Kind of reminds me of when Zeus (a mountainman in Northern NM) told how his "shit house blew over in a storm." Both stories were told in such a way as to grab the attention.

Posted by Lou on June 27, 2008 04:22 PM

Ah, the gift of language. With such linguistic gifts, one could say that Mr. Burt was polishing a turd - or a turdly story, anyway - and managing to buff it to a high shine...

Posted by Elisson on June 27, 2008 05:14 PM

Hopefully many years from now, upon the fevered and damp sheets of my deathbed, I will allow the phrase, "crazier 'n a shithouse rat" to run through my last bit of conscious wakefulness; and I shall laugh and curse Rob Smith for gifting me with such a mind-worm.

And then I'll remember this artful turn of phrase and die content.

Posted by Joan of Argghh! on June 27, 2008 06:04 PM

Have you read How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman? Interesting story,,,

Posted by Michele on June 28, 2008 08:53 AM