25 December 2009

Rules for radicals, or how not to make a knish

First of all:


(Yiddish) a baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack
Well, it goes to show how much the authors of that specific dictionary (WordWeb in this case) know about food in general and pedigree of knishes in particular. Even Wiki in its limited wisdom knows better. But enough on semantics. It's all about an excellent post Rules for radicals, or how not to make a knish by inimitable Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin, he of The Passing Parade blog. Mmm... something's wrong with this sentence, anyway, read this post.

Just one remark re that post:
  1. People who prepare presentations for executives know the rule of thumb: never put more than 5 (some even say 3) bullets in one slide/page, since executive attention wonders away to its usual foci - sex, cars and alcohol be my bet. This superb post should be broken in about three or four smaller ones and fed to the White House (and other high windows I could mention) over appropriate time period for optimum digestion.
  2. On the comparison of Sarah Palin's legs with those of Mahmoud the Mad and Vlad the Expaler: the former one never displays his body below his ugly mug, and Vlad, while frequently exposing his upper torso, keeps his lower body covered - probably due to some secret government installation down there. It could be educational to organize a leg competition between the three, but, alas, it will be difficult in our era of mutual distrust.
So yeah, go and read this post. Twice at least. Ya'll have a long vacation coming, so no excuses.