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March 30, 2008

Forward Through Backwards Time

The French call it l'esprit d'escalier, "the wit of the staircase," those biting ripostes that are thought of just seconds too late, on the way out of the room-or even, to tell the truth, days later. It's happened to you: you've suddenly thought of just what would put your foe in his or her place, but past the time when the arrow could sting its victim. You've stewed in your own juice ever since, and the chance for singeing repartee is gone forever

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I love love love that video! What a great idea!

Posted by: Dustin at Mar 31, 2008 1:29:39 AM

re: l'esprit d'escalier - I believe the fabulous Neil Finn has a song about that very subject - Spirit of the Stairs.

Posted by: Ron Ares at Mar 31, 2008 7:11:22 AM

love that video really do

Posted by: canadianpleasure at Jul 4, 2008 7:30:57 PM