1: of, relating to, or being a pedant (see pedant)
2: narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned
“Scents and Sensibilia” Clare Batty (doubly punny)
“Critique of Pure Vision” - Churchland, Ramachandran, Senjowski
There have to be more.
Krista gave up coffee for her “Easter resolution” this year. She successfully gave it up, drank black tea, then green tea, then nothing. Today at the mall she treated herself to some iced caramel macchiato with toffee nut something-or-other (I think that was it, actually). She has been dancing to disco music by herself for the last 20 min. She’ll tire herself out soon, right?
- Q: how many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman?
- A: Zero
Ten or fifteen years ago, Quine was giving a lecture at Rutgers. After he finished, Jerry Fodor stood up and asked a question. He asked “Now that you’ve reached the end of your life, does it at all bother you that your entire life’s work was based on a giant mistake?” Quine reportedly turned to the man standing next to him, and asked, loudly enough for the microphone to pick out his voice, “Who is that motherfucker?”
Whenever my cat comes around I always like to ask him, ‘Hey, what’s up dog?’ I don’t think he gets my sense of humor.