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June 20, 2006

Pants on fire

Liar_liar_1 “Paradise Is exactly like Where you are right now Only much much Better. I saw this guy on the train And he seemed to gave gotten stuck In one of those abstract trances. And he was going: "Ugh...Ugh...Ugh..." And Fred said: "I think he's in some kind of pain. I think it's a pain cry." And I said: "Pain cry? Then language is a virus." Language! Is A Virus!” With Laurie Anderson (YouTube. From "Home of the Brave")

Durwood Fincher is Mr. doubletalk. Previous double-talker: Professor Stanley Unwin

From Polyglot Conspiracy

List of adages named after people. From Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics to Ockham's Razor. Also there: Karkfum – A list of fictional expletives

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Loved the Laurie Anderson bit. I think the concept of language as a virus comes from Burroughs...

Posted by: K Welch at Jun 21, 2006 6:20:53 AM

The image is from the Joker of magician David Blaine's custom deck of cards. It spells out "Liar" when viewed sideways.

Posted by: PeaceLove at Jun 21, 2006 5:05:05 PM