April 29, 2012

"Formula of lament"

I used to read the mysterious Catholic commentator "Diogenes" with avidity. He's gone silent these last few years. But you can still search for his work at CatholicCulture.org

I just stumbled upon this tidbit, at the post: 3 Degrees Kelvin:

...ATTENTION ALL ACADEMICIANS: First-person complaints of a "chilling effect" are performatively (retorsively) self-refuting. For: no agency so trammeled by cliché as to make use of the term "chilling effect" has any intellectual heat to cool off (Diogenes' First Law of Thermo-semantics). For the sake of your own reputations, please find another formula of lament.
Posted by John Weidner at April 29, 2012 10:09 AM

It's just another aspect of what I increasingly find really bizarre about the proglodytes. The ability to look at themselves in any context other than their self image seems lost to them.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at April 29, 2012 11:56 AM
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