One who is better at being a pastor than a saint.
"God have mercy on the sinner
Who must write with no dinner,
No gravy and no grub,
No pewter and no pub,
No belly and no bowels,
Only consonants and vowels."
John Crowe Ransom
A member of an occupation, which requires little professional skill or education. Contemporary examples of such professionals include: industrial assembly line worker, farm laborer, and Senator in the United States Congress.
"I am a lowely peon in the system"
A term used to describe someone who has finally freed him/herself from personal-evaluation.
"To succeed in the world, we do everything we can to appear successful."
-Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld
When the friends, loved ones and acquaintances of a deceased person congregate around a coffin to bury the cadaver under dirt and white lies.
"Instead of a funeral, I'd like to be cremated with the intention of having my ashes preserved in a snow globe."
A measuring stick for the depth of one’s heart.
A poem: "Handshake"
"He comes to shake my hand; locking my palm in a grip of iron. One can only wonder why he chooses to hold me so firmly; in what is such a powerful vice of muscle and flesh? Is it my hand he intends to crush with this brutal grasp? Or is it the aspirations he believes I still hold for his woman? Could it be more? Could he actually be so foolish as to think it even possible to crush my very love for her with only but his fingers? HA!! Such is the reasoning of this simple fool. Let me assure you my friend, both hands and more will break before that day!"
The art of expunging all of the art in writing.
For perfect examples of how journalism undermines art, see the guidelines listed in the AP Associated Press Stylebook.
1. An argument for the cause of the present.
2. The study of man’s previous disasters, taught to ensure that future generations will never make the embarrassing mistake of repeating them, but will instead set about making new and even more complicated blunders.
3. The study of catastrophic events and the assholes that caused them. While preparing for an historical exam, one should note that any individual mentioned in the assigned textbook who was responsible for the death of at least a quarter of a million people, is probably worth mentioning on the test.
History is in itself an example.