Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Our literary triumphs

Thalia, Muse of Comedy. Playing card, Ferrara, ca. 1465, Chatsworth House.

The gods gave me a joke yesterday, an amazing Franco-American pun, which I'll never possibly get an opportunity to use again, over at Lawyers, Guns, and Money, where Scott Lemieux was in especially grand form mocking Ezra Klein's opinion that pundits (of the really respectable kind, like Ezra Klein) must have a really crucial, possibly intimidating (or voxtimidating) influence on the Supreme Court. Reproduced without comment:

Malaclypse says:
Josh: I was terrified of him. Everyone was terrified of Ezra. I’ve seen grown men pull their own heads off rather than see Ezra. EvenTheLiberal Matt Yglesias was frightened of Ezra.
Interviewer: What did he do?
Josh: He used sarcasm. He knew all the tricks, dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and satire.

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