April 10, 2006

In praise of the unknown poet "Nougat Miser"

The latest trend in email spam seems to be a series of randomly generated phrases strung together, followed by the spam ad for some completely irrelevant and unnecessary (if not downright obscene) product.

Much like our regular posting, you might say.

Anyhoo, one just came into the Tasty Bits Mail Sack (TM) that was downright poetic. So I'd like to take the liberty of publishing this "Ode to a Grecian Male Enhancement Product" to appeal to the English Majors out there:

what will they find at the bottom, and most important, will they be able to
it touched also turned into jelly.
Thirty-five people were killed, more than evening, offering a good percentage,
swore that he would get a special suit,
jelly even at the institute.

Deconstructionists, do your thing.

UPDATE: A real test for you English major types---how long does a book "stays read?"

Yips! from Robbo: Ah, yes. I remember dumbfounding a partner one time with the revelation that I actually read some books more than once. "You do?" he asked incredulously. Moron.

Posted by Steve at April 10, 2006 12:29 PM | TrackBack

I reread books all the time. One of my personal favorites over the last ten years has been William Manchester's The Last Lion, a two volume set on Churchill. A great book, beautifully written.

And tragic. Manchester had a stroke before he was halfway through the third book, so only the first two were published. The series ends with Churchill becoming PM in 1940.

Although there's no books I've reread more than Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, since I've had them from childood.

Posted by: The Colossus at April 10, 2006 02:45 PM

I read my share of new books (and then some), but over the years I've re-read my favorites more times than I can count. For me, at least, it's much more satisfying to revisit a favorite book than to re-watch a favorite movie. Even the best films get a little stale after a few viewings.

Posted by: utron at April 10, 2006 05:48 PM