The Meaning of Liff

  As you may have noticed, this blog post is late. I blame my parents. Don’t worry, I don’t blame them for a traumatic childhood or anything like that. I blame them for visiting me and forcing me to leave the house and do fun, sociable, outsidey things. Like shopping …

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Ignorance is Sis

  Enlightenment is futile – you will be assimilated. Hollywood is making us stupid. I realized this while watching The Legend of Tarzan, a fun movie, if you’re into excessive CGI animals, but one that left me gaping at the creator’s blatant ignorance about Africa, wild animals, and local culture. …

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I Never Said That

  In Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons, Aunt Ada Doom claims to have seen ‘something nasty in the woodshed’. Now, the book never reveals what the ‘something nasty’ was, but I’m strongly inclined to believe that it was a nefarious collector of quotes with a penchant for misattribution. I …

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