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Achenblog: July 2, 2006 - July 8, 2006

Wolfe's antonomasia, etc.

Surely everyone saw James Rosen's piece in Outlook on the young Tom Wolfe's tenure on the City Desk of the Washington Post. Wolfe was already Wolfean. He already used, Rosen reports, the literary trick of "antonomasia": "Wolfe soon began...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 6, 2006; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (435)
 
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Surviving the Fourth of July

Last night I demonstrated to the kids how to light a firecracker, and for some reason it exploded right in my hand before I could fling it. A quick reconnaissance of my hand and fingers revealed that all body...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 5, 2006; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (234)
 
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"You are a gob of bat poop"

Gittin' some feedback about the interactivity column. This from a reader who does not sign his or her name: "You are a gob of bat poop. I bet you dislike Dear Leader Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, too. Fascist." A more discursive...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 3, 2006; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (187)
 
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