December 29, 2005

Addendum

I really wanted to include an example of the "self-indulgent semantic nonsense" that I was complaining about before, but was having a hard time finding one when I wrote that post. Now, though, I've got a real gem:

"Although the jokes in this book are intrinsically enjoyable, they are only the raisins that make palatable the bran of abstract cultural and social theory— whose reconceptualisation is my goal."
—Murray S. Davis, What's So Funny? The Comic Conception of Culture and Society

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