Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Alas, Poor Shrinkwrapped

Going through old posts I recalled my old psychblogger days and realised how much I missed Shrinkwrapped, which went offline years ago.  I had saved a particular quote that continues to be edifying.
“Postmodern prose is perhaps best approached as an exercise in posturing and phonetics, of couching slim and trite observations in needlessly Byzantine language… Efforts to fathom deep meaning, or, very often, meaning of any kind, are generally exhausting and rarely rewarded. More often, what you’ll find is essentially a pile of language, carefully disorganised so as to obscure a lack of content.”
A pile of language.  Yes, that's it, put quite artfully.  I will have to remember it.


james said...

A pile of language shredded for composting.

Texan99 said...

Yup, word salad.

james said...

At least a salad is good to eat.

AL said...

A Google search thus: Washington Post+Antioch University School of Law will provide you with an interesting history of this type of effort. What is interesting is to know that even after years of proven failure, falsehood, and fraud--even after the Antioch University School of Law in DC was forced to close down under "questionable circumstances" (students couldn't pass the Bar Exam) Another school just like it was approved by Bill Clinton in it's place. You can see that story in Wikipedia search for :
David A. Clarke School of Law. You and your readers will be fascinated to know that it was several 'graduates' of Antioch school of law that run the largest whistleblower law firm in DC.