Friday, August 12, 2011

Titles that J.D. Salinger considered but ultimately rejected before settling on Catcher in the Rye:

  • Pitcher in the Millet
  • Shortstop in the Barley
  • First Baseman in the Winter Wheat
  • Utility Infielder in the Flax
  • Third Base Coach in the Triticale
  • Umpire in the Oats
  • Bat Boy in the Amaranth

Sunday, August 07, 2011

A partial list of things which, as a result of disinterest so profound it borders on the hostile, I hereby publicly express an unwillingness to give:

  • a hoot
  • a fig
  • a dang
  • a darn
  • a damn
  • a tinker's cuss
  • a crap
  • a good God damn
  • a shit
  • a rat's ass
  • a fuck1

1: neither the flying variety nor the more common flightless variety shall be given