Let me save you some time: “If only he’d listened to me . . .”
In the New York Times, artist Tucker Nichols extols the value of a bake sale on Election Day. He calls it “an added incentive to vote.”
Not in Virginia, of course. Sigh.
From this morning’s Richmond Times-Dispatch:
“Now a high school administrator in Myrtle Beach, S.C., O’Brien also remembers McDonnell’s sense of humor.
“‘He had a nickname for everyone,’ O’Brien said.”
” . . .one of the best things about state capitols is that they are places where people who have most of their teeth and some of their hair can count on feeling pretty darned attractive.”
NYT columnist Gail Collins, commenting on the weighty issues being discussed up in New Jersey.
I miss diagramming. Here are other sentences from the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Way cool.
But you can’t take Minnesota out of the girl.
He raped a child.
There is no “on the other hand.”
Today is National Punctuation Day. That means it’s pretty much a Holy Day of Obligation here at 7 West. (Bob and I, after all, were both English majors.)
We particularly like the fact that the Punctuation Day folks support the serial comma (the one that goes before the and in a list: “The cookies had pink, blue, and yellow icing.”)
Our belief is that the elimination of the serial comma in the AP Stylebook is just another sign that the apocalypse is near.
“It was the President’s only speech this week where the audience did not act like children.”
Peter Sagal, Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!
NASA released this compelling image of what the attack on the World Trade Center looked like from space. On this very sad day, it is another reminder of an event we can never forget.