November 24, 2007

"Maybe yellow blotches, wrinkles, and phantom fetuses really get a pubescent neotenic mole salamander in the mood for love."

What's the web's most reliable source of amazing sentences? I think it's Go Fug Yourself.

12 comments:

Ron said...

I think I would crack my jaw if I tried to say that outloud...before my coffee, that is.

George said...

Makes me think of Spider.

She was good in it (in a dual role).

ricpic said...

A pubescent salamander is by definition neotenic.

A pubescent salamander trolling in a pond
Looking for a lady mole to fondle,
Doesn't need to be told by a putting on airs nerd
That he's neotenically prepared.

rhhardin said...

It should be read with Thurber's ``The Case Against Women''

Another spectacle that depresses tha male and makes him fear women, and therefore hate them, is that of a woman looking another woman up and down, to see what she is wearing. The cold, flat look that comes into a woman's eyes when she does this, the swift coarsening of her countenance, and the immediate evaporation from it of all humane quality make the male shudder. He is likely to go to his stateroom or his den or his private office and lock himself in for hours. I know of one man who suprised that look in his wife's eyes and never afterward would let her come near him. If she started toward him, he would dodge behind a table or a sofa, as if he were engaging in some unholy game of tag. That look, I believe, is one reason men disappear, and turn up in Tahiti or the Arctic or the United States Navy.

christopher said...

An amazing sentence?

We will be greeted as liberators.

christopher said...
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Ann Althouse said...

Oh, "Spider," I forgot about that. Thanks for reminding me. I wanted to see that.

Christopher finally said something funny. Imagine that.

Stephen said...

Thanks, rhhardin, for the reminder...James Thurber, a forgotten enjoyment from my youth. BTW, that passage could equally be titled "The Clintons' Marriage Explained".

Palladian said...

"Christopher finally said something funny. Imagine that."

Not really funny. Kind of like saying that an acidic belch emitted the morning after eating a late-night batch of delicious chile rellenos tastes good. I suppose that Kwistopher's set the bar so low that even if he drunkenly stumbles over it, it seems a momentous achievement.

Ron said...

"an acidic belch emitted the morning after eating a late-night batch of delicious chile rellenos tastes good. "

Damn! Thanksgiving's just ended, and now I want chile rellenos! and cold beer!

Thanks for the inspiration!

misterarthur said...

I think the writers of Go Fug yourself are the most consistently funny writers on the web, period. How they manage to till the soil of fashion faux pas so brilliantly is amazing.

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