Shoe Gazer Crap

Why I Hate Shoe Gazer Indie Music

I think my brain is sensitive to the white noise and aural conflict produced by the clash of instruments.

Reticent Resistant

Misuse of the word “reticent.”

Though I see the good folks at alphadictionary are already on this one, it kind of freaked me out the other day when I ran across it reading the sports section of the Globe and Mail. Then I saw it again a few minutes later on the same site. Then again. It was as if a strange conspiracy of illiterate editorial staff had let their rhesus monkey out of its test cage and let it loose on the software. Or maybe the Globe is saving money (that it isn’t wasting on Wente, Mallick, and ) by having the monkey do the “work” in the first place. Please, Globe, let this word do the work that god intended.

More (non-sports page) examples after a cursory search of the site:

[CP] “Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion is hoping to overcome lingering Maritime reticence to his “Green Shift” carbon taxation plan.” (ummm . . . “resistance”?)

TAKE ONE

RESTLESS RUMINATIONS TAKE 1

This is a test page to test my new blog.

It will be a clearing house for the detritus that is building up like plaque on my neural pathways.