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The new head admin of our department (Computer Science) is helpful, patient, respectful, informative, has transparent and sensible policies, and understands the importance of flexibility to users' needs - in short, he has an astoundingly low Mordacicity quotient.









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Banazir

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sui_degeneris
Apr. 29th, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
eh?
You've lost me. Not with the admin news. That's a definite YAY!

But with the third strip.

It's evident that someone edited it - the font is different, and the deletions were done using transparent pixels rather than white pixels.

But even knowing it's an edit, looking up the original in my copy of Thriving on Vague Objectives and looking up the definition of "anarthrous", I'm still not sure what the humor is supposed to be.

Perhaps it's because I haven't read The Da Vinci Code code yet. Does that rely on anarthrous noun phrases? Or is the punchline self-referential, pointing to the fact that there is no article within it?

So I'm confused.

Yay for new admin, though!
sui_degeneris
Apr. 29th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC)
oh...
The first sentence of The Da Vinci Code is:
"Renowned curator Jacques Saunière staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery."

Nemmind.
banazir
Apr. 29th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
Da Vinci Code: you've got me
I have the book, but it's way down on my short list. I may get to it before Christmas.

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Banazir
susanjacobson
Apr. 29th, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Da Vinci Code: you've got me
It's not a great read. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over-rated.
banazir
Apr. 29th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
Da Vinci Code way overrated
Oh, I believe it.

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Banazir
auriam
Apr. 29th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Da Vinci Code: you've got me
I hear it's mostly rehashings of others' ideas, with some action and suspense thinly shellacked over it.
banazir
Apr. 29th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Da Vinci Code: you've got me
I do believe that, too.
Well, my copy was free, plus S&H, so, we'll see. The time I spend or waste reading it will be worth more.

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Banazir
auriam
Apr. 29th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Da Vinci Code: you've got me
Enjoy it, then. I might as well read it sometime too, so I can at least say I've read what I criticize...
sui_degeneris
Apr. 29th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Da Vinci Code: you've got me
Well, I refused to buy it in hardcover, but now that it's out in paperback, I may read it.

And glancing through the pages on amazon.com, I think I'm glad. If Dan Brown ever turned his word processor toward romance novels, he'd be writing Mills&Boon/Harlequins. His writing style is not impressive.

I should probably read it as a pop literacy exercise, if nothing else.
twinbee
Apr. 29th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
oh my, i think i am in love with MORDAC

banazir
Apr. 29th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
Mordac is my bane
Do you mean that in the ironic sense or the literal?

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Banazir
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