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Thought balls?

Posted by Ron Coleman on May 4, 2008

Mickey Kaus:

a thought born embalmed as a cliche, already tiresome from anticipated over-expression before being sincerely expressed in the first place

Wow, he’s so out in front of whatever it is he’s talking about that I, for one, have no idea what on earth he’s talking about.

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3 Responses to “Thought balls?”

  1. Ara said

    Welcome to the club — Kaus is virtually unreadable. He’s convinced that it’s his mission to use every single one of the 14 punctuation marks in his posts on any given day.

  2. snickering.... said

    snicker… snicker… snicker…
    oh, dear.. well, it’s obvious what he’s talking about right…?

    “a thought born embalmed as a cliche, already tiresome from anticipated over-expression before being sincerely expressed in the first place”

    imagine wee little thought sneaking around your head not really fully formed, but it occurs to you repeatedly, but you just can’t nudge the thing out of your head… finally you say it and it’s already so old hat/cliche/tired old thought by the time you figure out how to phrase it…it kind of reminds you of a cat hairball… gross, growing into a natty lump, and utterly unusable for sophisticated interactions… but you use it anyway, because it is appropriate for the moment, but you’re already tired of it.

    um… if that isn’t what he means.. then (lol) I have no clue either, but reading stuff like that would drive me to go to the icanhascheezburger site and look at adorable cat images with lousy grammatical writing all day long for weeks…
    oh wait, I think I have already indulged in that and no longer know much about grammar anymore.

    oops.
    sorry.

  3. Bob Miller said

    Easy—a self-referential statement!

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