Monday Daily Flash #3 — (One of the) World’s Worst Sentence(s)/Not Mainstream

From Sunday’s New York Times, “Open Book” by John Williams:

Delightful or Disastrous?

The Economist’s Prospero blog has suggested that some of the world’s worst sentences appear in Philip Mirowski’s new book, “Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste.” One offender: “The nostrum of ‘regulation’ drags with it a raft of unexamined impediments concerning the nature of markets, a dichotomy between markets and governmentality, and a muddle over intentionality, voluntarism and spontaneity that promulgates the neoliberal creed at a subconscious level.” On the flip side, the London-based Times Higher Education deemed the book a “delightful bramble,” though the author’s “own precise vantage point is deliberately impossible to discern.”

Quotable

“I don’t think I’m mainstream. I think what I am is lots and lots of different cults. And when you get lots and lots of small groups who like you a lot, they add up to a big group without ever actually becoming mainstream.” — Neil Gaiman, describing his fan base to The Guardian

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Monday Daily Flash #3 — (One of the) World’s Worst Sentence(s)/Not Mainstream

  1. Anonymous says:

    well, haven't read the book, but just from the paragraph up above, I would suggest the author needs (desperately) some verbal Imodium.

  2. Anonymous says:

    just saying,

    when an author writes like above/persons speaks like, it seems to me they don't have the knowledge/technical skills / basic understandings to "just say things".

  3. Anonymous says:

    Here is a quote by Leonardo da Vinci "I possess so many words in my native language that I ought rather to complain of not understanding things than of lacking for words to express my thoughts properly"

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