I didn't read your joke. I'm sure it is my eternal loss. But the bigger joke is that you think the line is clear. And naturally avails itself of only one interpretation. And that the right one is the one you say it is. And EVERYONE sees it your way, too. How perfect for you.
I suffer so much, out here in the world of nuance and multiple interpretation, where people don't always see things my way and I just have to live with it. To be in the land of solipsism with you, or Wayne, or Paul: that's the life for sure. :)
The literary exercise is easy when you don't live only inside your own fantasy land: you just realize that there are really other people in the world. Try it some time. On Mar 14, 2007, at 11:07 PM, Haim wrote:
> MPG Posted: Mar 14, 2007 10:21 PM >> Ah, the old "accountability" dodge. But what does that >> last sentence mean, exactly? > > Thank you, Michael, for that fine literary exercise in parsing a > phrase that no one has any trouble understanding. You remind me of > the following joke: