I absolutely LOVE the fact that Caleb Gindl uses two Old Norse words to describe the weather conditions during the game. It provides a certain primal, unhinged quality to the situation and adds a third element — nature — to the contest.
Judge not lest ye be judged; copy-edit not lest ye be copy-edited. Money quote, in the comments:
Thank you, Doug, for reading our newsletter so closely.
Mathiness – statsiness? – from the Dim Post and in the comments. Elegant graph, too. Money quote:
I believe the Loess filter has an adjustable window-width parameter, and the default in R is to use one based on the data length, which tends to over-smooth.
Crotch funk as art via David Thompson. Money quote:
Hold still, goddammit. I’m nailing some culture into you.
Confessions of a Columnist by Mark Dapin in Meanjin. Money quote is from Lionel Shriver:
Don’t get me started…the unremitting revelation that so many readers cannot comprehend standard prose—that so many people prefer to make up what they wish you had written so they can object to it; that, not to put too fine a point on it, readers cannot read—[which] exposes the whole business of writing comment pieces as utterly pointless.