Friday, June 12, 2009

More proof that the apocalypse is nigh

My sixty-something advisor -- a world-renowned Caltech-trained astrophysicist who holds one of the most distinguished professorships in the country -- has started using teeny-bopper "textspeak" in emails to me.

r u going to the seminar?
The end of the world is here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gringo_Malo said...

I've just read Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men. One of McCarthy's characters, the crusty old West Texas sheriff, speaks at length about the decline of American society. Oddly enough, the septuagenarian McCarthy eschews the use of quotation marks in the novel's dialogue, which seems a sign of civilizational decline to me.

7/02/2009 9:00 AM  
Anonymous RayGun said...

Gringo, go back to blood letting. Is that old fashioned enough for you?

Read McCarthy's The Road. Your apocalyptic fervor will hit new highs.

8/17/2009 5:03 AM  

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