Ah, not what you think. It means "to turn inside out."
Quit trying to evaginate me!
As a noun, the list of weblogs (blogs) on your blog that you like, or otherwise want to commend.
As a verb, the tactic of listing another's weblog in the hope that this will induce them to link to yours. Cf. if you don't go to other people's funerals, they won't come to yours.
You want links? Blogroll me!
September 20, 2005
'Fisk' is developing a meaning that is broader than definition #1 but more constrained than definition #4. It's coming to designate any point-by-point (attempt at) refutation of the other guy's argument. Haven't seen it with a small "f" yet, but surely that will come soon.
Brad deLong did a nice fisking of the NYT's analysis of the employment numbers.
The point about chump change, in the sense of money, is that the amount varies with the context. For the divorced papa paying child support, a job that pays $9 an hour offers chump change. For the 50-year-old laid off after 20 years' service, a severance package of $200,000 is chump change. What would count as chump change Cf. rounding off money
I work 20 years for chump change and what do I get when I leave? Chump change.
September 25, 2005
Guy who gets up about 11 and settles on the patio overlooking the ocean, with his laptop, (in his terry-cloth robe). His 19-year-old assistant brings him a bloody Mary. He says "thanks" in a tone of benign abstraction while he scrolls through his portfolio.
I talked to my bathrobe investors and they had never heard of this guy so I figure he must be a fake.
September 15, 2005
In finance, "earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization," sometimes "EBIT-DA." In accounting, a way-station in the slow morph from "conceptual" to "pure cash flow" reporting. Compare "EBAWDWTCAE"--"earnings before anything we don't want to count as expenses."
The net is negative but the EBITDA is sensational.
A riff on "bandersnatch," rom Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll. Also, variously, a band, an Ed McBain novel, a satirical e-journal, etc.
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!