Tuesday, January 01, 2019

New Year, Old Posts

A fresh new open thread for a bright new year. Although I agree with Dennis Prager that it will get dark quickly.

Yes, I'm actually doing it: I've been undertaking the distasteful task of reviewing each post from 2005 onward, and am finding it to be a mythic combination of the Sisyphean and Augean: in other words, like pushing a vast stable full of excrement up a steep mountainside, only to watch it roll back down and inundate me under a steaming pile of verbiage.

I must have skimmed 500 or so, and am definitely not finding what I'm looking for. Of course, it would help to know what I'm looking for, but I'm waiting for the search to reveal its object. If I knew what I was looking for, I'd already have it, now wouldn't I?

Every once in awhile I come across a paragraph that doesn't totally irritate me, or that I think I might be able to use for the yet-unknown purpose, but the overall impression is "I guess you had to be there." Or maybe I'm just not qualified to judge -- like I can dish it out but can't taste it.

Oh well. Back to the stable.