From From the Floor:
Those of you who read Terry Teachout’s blog About Last Night (and who doesn’t?) are familiar with his Almanac feature–a choice quote of the day presented without contextual packaging.
Today I’m launching my riff on Teachout’s feature: The Anti-Almanac. These will be quotes I’ve come across that have made me stop reading and throw the book, journal, magazine, or newspaper across the room. I came up with the idea last night as I was browsing what looked like an interesting title in a used bookstore in Greenwich Village. When I read the following sentence, I closed the book, put it back on the shelf, and walked out of the shop.
So, without further delay, today’s anti-almanac….
If you’re curious–and you damned well should be–go here to read Anti-Almanac No. 1.