June 18th, 2005

me: ooh!

Microlit, reprised

In Search of Nikola Tesla, F David Peat
FDP: Nikola Tesla made a lot of bold claims that his peers dismissed as wild and unsubstantiated. After the extensive investigation to which I have just subjected you, dear reader, I have come to the astonishing conclusion that, in fact, his claims were both wild and unsubstantiated.

Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell
GO: I spent three months at the Aragonese front fighting Franco's forces with a rusty Mauser. I got shot in the throat. When I returned to Barcelona I was accused of corroboration with the Fascists. Hey, can you guess where I got the idea for Animal Farm?

Anil's Ghost, Michael Ondaatje
MO: Ninety-nine point nine percent of my readers couldn't point out Sri Lanka on a map. Nevertheless, I will make them weep for my country. HA.

The Coronation of Haile Selassie, Evelyn Waugh
EW: Journalism produced hastily to meet deadlines propagates errors, and access to governmental events and affairs depends upon cronyism. Shocking, isn't it?

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