March 14, 2006

monkey balls

wtto: can you help me with a sentence that sucks at the comma rule?
if I IM it to you?
spork: ok
wtto: Erasure is a process that hides images and silences words systemically, sometimes through convincing some people not to look or listen, other times through the enforcement of rules that require censorship or self-censorship, and sometimes through a lack of intelligibility.
it only has 3 commas but is just so long
and confusing
spork: whoa
ok just a sec
wtto: i knew that sentence sucked monkey-balls
spork: this is not perfect, but it's better
wtto: i just wasn't sure how to fix it
spork: Erasure is a process that hides images and silences words systemically, whether by convincing some people not to look or listen, enforcing rules that require censorship or selfcensorship, or through a lack of intelligibility.
wtto: you are my hero
never again will that sentence suck monkey balls
spork: or if it does, they will be but small monkey balls
wtto: are smaller ones better?
i mean, i'm not convinced
they sound gross to me, too
spork: oh. i wasn't thinking that literally.
wtto: i mean, what if you choked on them
you could choke on small things, you know
that's why little kids can't have mcdonalds toys
spork: i just thought monkey balls = bad, less monkey balls = less bad but apparently that's a fallacy.
wtto: well, i mean, what if they were smaller monkey balls but there were a lot of them
so the total mass was higher?
spork: that would be worst of all
wtto: although i guess most monkeys have but two balls
or rather, about half of monkeys
spork: because you might lose a few and find them later. and that would probably be nasty
wtto: that would be very gross.
you should quench this conversation
spork: why don't you. i'm working.
wtto: i'm working
stop oppressing me
you are trying to oppress minorities
notice how you distract from teh end goal of producing trans activist work
which i am trying to write

3 comments:

tea cozy said...

man... your thesis...

i'll proof it for you if you want. depending on when it's due. when is it due?

but only if i can put it on my resume that i helped with a piece of trans activist work that will be famous worldwide.

tea cozy

wannatakethisoutside said...

Tonight is the last night of WTTO's thesis. I will be in the yard all night working, so you're welcomeo to drop by.

maudite entendante said...

What about "...by creating a lack of intelligibility"?

Parallell structure and all that.