Sarah Palin's sentences, diagrammed. Dangling participles, anyone?
My fave quote from the article:
The more the diagram is forced to wander around the page, loop back on itself, and generally stretch its capabilities, the more it reveals that the mind that created the sentence is either a richly educated one—with a Proustian grasp of language that pushes the limits of expression—or such an impoverished one that it can produce only hot air, baloney, and twaddle.
Judging from the way Palin was received at the Flyers game the other night, most folks are thinking the latter, I believe - at least in Philly.
Thanks to Minor Wisdom for that one.
Michael Homan (ahem) belatedly celebrates his blog's turning five by becoming embroiled in some contractor brouhaha online. Next time, folks, don't hire these people. Go straight to God and see if the Almighty can at least deliver some divine lumber, sheetrock, trim, and window glass to save you from your contractor woes.
I saw the reason why the Musical Road in Lancaster, California, existed in a Honda commercial broadcast during the Saints game:
..and I found out about why it is no longer there. Too many Honda Civics hitting that same stretch of road over and over again makes for some irate neighbors. Oops.
Finally, an even more amazing game went on at halftime in the Superdome. Take a look.