Ellipses: June 15, 2017

BACK IN THE OLD DAYS back when I had more to say about current events, I used to do this feature I called Ellipses — quick links and quotes, á Instapundit — in a bunch as line items, separated by ellipses (…). See if this works.

ROGER KIMBALL: Trump and the end of the beginning.

I particularly love this metaphor:

There is a small pen of chihuahuas yapping wildly that Trump should be impeached because, because, because—the doggies will get back to us later with a reason. (The real reason is simply that they don’t like Mr. Trump.)

Heh. The legacy partisan press as ankle-biters. Indeed.

FIRE: Rejecting the “heckler’s veto” That for those who say only the government can impose censorship. To which I say, “It’s spinach and to hell with it.” It is pernicious. It is illegitimate. It ought not be countenanced in a liberal society. And to Hell with it!

And that’s how they work. If this little snippet of an Ellipsis gets a decent reaction, I’ll try to do more. Back then, they were the feature I found easiest to do, and the rest of what I view as the golden-age BabyTrollBlog followed in their train. Readers from that period, who might miss it and desire a resurgence of that content, should do well to let me know.

2 responses to “Ellipses: June 15, 2017

  1. Indeed more of it Mark. Anything that provides more of your witty insights on what ails us would be welcome.

    Along the same lines, I’ve tried posts containing short-takes that I called partials. Because my avatar is a partial differential equation (in math jargon, they’re called partials), it was meant to be a double entendre. Here is an example: http://pascalfervor.blogspot.com/2010/05/partials.html

    I probably should have done more of them, but I have been posting less than you lately. I think being over 70 may have something to do with my being blasé nowadays.

  2. Mark Philip Alger

    I’m fast building a very large backlog of notes in Evernote. But then, days like yesterday, when I fell asleep at 8:30 (Old age is Hell.) make it difficult in the extreme to write posts from even so copious a source.


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