On Taste

Some people I see, they take great pleasure in making a show of rejecting good taste. “I don’t like nice things,” they crow to celebrators who hadn’t asked. Then they sit back and inspect their audience for signs of embarrassment.

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In Excelsis

Thomas Hobbes calls laughter “sudden glory,” but I have no record of his opinion as to flatulence.

And yet my enemies praise the significance of silences.