Wednesday, August 29, 2007

really they're pretty boring


Jon in the twin cities says he did not go in to find out whether or not these "oddities" were actually odd.

7 comments:

nixwilliams said...

i found this cup at a second hand shop on the weekend. i don't know if it counts, but i'm still not sure what the person really would "rather" be.

nix

Lizzie said...

Oh no, I think it goes the other way. It's not that they're boring, it's that they go so far beyond odd that they have to tone it down to "oddities" to avoid scaring everyone away. Like, "It's okay, they're just 'oddities'."

Ninja Of The Mundane said...

"Seems" to work for "Zagat" reviews.

Blue said...

Found this blog through a commenter on Lowercase l. This blog is just as great!!

Ron Franscell said...
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Ron Franscell said...

What a marvelous site! I see these misused quotation marks everywhere, and I thought I was just being irrational or anal to care! Itr's nice to find "like-minded" people ... quotation marks intended.

I blogged about this site, and others, at Under The News.

Travis said...

Disagree. Oddities is properly quoted, because it's too generic to mean anything, they categorize whatever can't be categorized into "oddities" as they say.

Was that a paradox?