Sunday, July 22, 2007

Mere Anarchy - Woody Allen

i have a theory that when woody allen is writing a story he first writes it out in plain english, and then he goes through it a second time with a thesaurus and takes out all of the normal words and replaces them with obscure items from vocabulary tests. it's just a theory. anyway i do enjoy allen's cheeky brand of dry humour. by far and away my favourite story from this collection was "strung out". not a reference to drugs of course but to physics' string theory. excellent explanations for everyday occurrences therein, such as: "i awoke on friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe." i just may try that next time i'm late for work. ;D

1 comment:

Gwen said...

That's a fun quote - worth remembering. The book reviews are great. Gwen.