Archive for May, 2000

KKK: Black is the Color of My Love’s True Hair

Q: What happened when the ship full of red paint collided with the ship full of blue paint? A: All the sailors were marooned. Colors have remarkably strong and varied associations. For example, Reds in American English slang could be barbiturate pills, but more often they're Communists (as, more or less, are the similarly colored […]

JJJ: Mix and Match

The juxtaposition of incongruous elements is at the root of a lot of humor. I purchased Encyclopædia Britannica on CD-ROM a while back. It's an invaluable reference; I keep it in the CD drive of my PowerBook, so I have access to the encyclopedia (plus Webster's Tenth, on the same disk) wherever I have my […]