Dagger in hand

A man of prodigious fortune, coming to add his opinion to some light discussion that was going on casually at his table, began precisely thus: "It can only be a liar or an ignoramus who will say otherwise than," and so on. Pursue that philosophical point, dagger in hand.

--Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion.

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Friday, August 08, 2003
I hate to be fickle, but...
Pejman's got some serious competition now. I think he should try to join forces and get her to be his running mate. I'm sure the skills he's honed while hitting on every female blogger in sight will work on fellow gubernatorial candidates as well.

UPDATE: It figures that this would be my highest traffic-generating post in recent memory. By the way, has anyone ever listened to Ambush at Fort Bragg? It's an audio rendition of a novella by Tom Wolfe, performed by Ed Norton. Fantastic. It's like the flip side of A Few Good Men, the same issue seen through a wildly different lens, with that level of social perspicacity and devastating characterization that Wolfe seems to have all to himself. And Norton's reading is phenomenal. The reason I thought of it now is that the conniving female journalist character is named, well, Mary Carey. I can't hear that name now without hearing Norton's portrayal of the good ol' boy Marine clueing in the condescending liberal yankee as to what it means to be under fire in Mogadishu. Definitely worth a listen if you're into theater of the mind.

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