November 15, 2005

Reefers and roach clips and papers and rollers

Reefers and roach clips and papers and rollers
Cocaine and procaine for twenty year molars
Reds and peyote to work out your bugs
These are a few of my favorite drugs.

Uppers and downers and methedrine freakout
Take some amphetamines, watch your brains leak out
Acid and mescaline pull out your plugs
These are a few of my favorite drugs.

Backs that are perfect for carrying monkeys
Users of heroin, often called junkies
Methadone helps then to stop being thugs
Takes them off one of my favorite drugs.

On a bad trip
When the cops come
When I lose my head
I simply take more of my favorite drugs
And then I'm not sad -- I'm dead!

-- "My Favorite Drugs," to the tune of "My Favorite Things"

Posted by rory at 03:09 PM

October 24, 2005

Loquacious

Word of the Day for Monday October 24, 2005

loquacious \loh-KWAY-shuhs\, adjective:
1. Very talkative.
2. Full of excessive talk; wordy.

The meeting went on for hours, accommodating loquacious bores who were each allowed their say.
--Andrew Sullivan, "Gay Life, Gay Death," [1]The New Republic, December 17, 1990

In drawing a sharp contrast with the loquacious Ginsburg, her new lawyers appeared for just a few moments and said virtually nothing to reporters before retreating into the building.
--Peter Baker, "Lewinsky Replaces Ginsburg," [2]Washington
Post, June 3, 1998
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Loquacious comes from Latin loquax, "talkative," from loqui, "to speak."

References

1. http://www.thenewrepublic.com/
2. http://www.washingtonpost.com/

Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=9&q=loquacious

Posted by rory at 03:40 PM

May 17, 2005

Banned for life

There are news media cliches that should be banned for life.

Posted by rory at 03:24 PM