a fool in the forest


  • A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the forest,
    A motley fool; a miserable world!
    As I do live by food, I met a fool
    Who laid him down and bask'd him in the sun,
    And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good terms,
    In good set terms and yet a motley fool.

    As You Like It,
    Act II, Scene 7

    L'homme y passe à travers des forêts de symboles
    Qui l'observent avec des regards familiers.

    Les Fleurs du Mal,

    [T]here is almost no subject-matter, and what little one can disentangle is foolish....
    One would call the style verbose, except that by definition verbosity is the use of words in excess of the occasion, and there seems to be no occasion.

    Yvor Winters,
    Forms of Discovery, Ch. 7

    Best Personal Blog
    by a Legally-Oriented
    Male Blogger

    Blawg Review Awards 2005

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February 17, 2006

Cuter Than a Shoe Phone, For Sure, and With Better Manners

Good morning, ma'am, and thank you for opening your door to me.  Such a pleasure to find you at home here today.

No, no, I'm sorry -- no, I'm not the fellow from Publisher's Clearing House.  But please, don't close that door.  Hear me out, if you would now.  I won't need but a few minutes of your time today.

Thank you, ma'am, thank you very much. 

Now, you will naturally be curious to know what it is that I have on offer on this lovely morning, so let me get straight to the point: 

Could I perhaps interest you in "a software and robotic agent that helps the user manage her mobile communication channels"?

Would it help if I referred to it instead as "The Cellular Squirrel"?

Why yes--  yes it would, wouldn't it?

A cup of coffee?  Why yes, ma'am, that would be delightful.  Let me just get out my order book here....


[Thank you, Professor Althouse, for this fuzzy and helpful link.  Friends, be sure that you do not miss the video demonstrations of this delightful device.  A pity that it's only a prototype.]


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