An introduction

This is a semi-public place to dump text too flimsy to even become a blog post. I wouldn't recommend reading it unless you have a lot of time to waste. You'd be better off at my livejournal. I also have another blog, and write most of the French journal summaries at the Eurozine Review.

Why do I clutter up the internet with this stuff at all? Mainly because I'm trying to get into the habit of displaying as much as possible of what I'm doing in public. Also, Blogger is a decent interface for a notebook

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously

What I don't understand about this, is why Chomsky chose such a lousy phrase to make his point. Only somebody who's never had a nightmare could deny the possibility of sleeping furiously, while you could easily describe the output of some environmental think-tank as 'colorless green ideas'. On another tack: what is Cthulhu, if not a 'green idea sleeping furiously'?

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