December 21, 2002

A year or two ago I wanted to get business cards but then I couldn’t decide what to put after my name. I came up with a long list: “cad,” “ne’er-do-well,” “bounder,” “boor,” “blackguard,” “bad influence,” “roustabout,” “malefactor,” “evil genius,” “reprobate,” “miscreant,” “varlet,” “rapscallion,” “rake,” “libertine,” “debauché,” “roué,” “voluptuary,” and “serpent of sin” topped the list. Somehow none of them seemed quite right.

However, in light of my promise yesterday to post twice and my subsequent failure to do so, it’s clear that “black-hearted fiend” is the only appropriate choice.

In hopes that you can forgive me for not being a man of my word, I will post twice today.

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5 Responses to A year or two ago

  1. Jeff says:

    It’s all about quality, you know. At least, I tell myself this to justify my own irregular posting schedule. Of course, it could be argued that I provide neither quantity *nor* quality….

  2. sam says:

    Wouldn’t miscreant be just as fitting?

    Seriously, Jeff is right. Unless “neuroticon” is a word.

  3. Convivia says:

    It’s the tough love, you know. Although I do like “rapscallion” an awful lot.

  4. miss b says:

    my card says “fabutard”. but then, i’m not a cheerleader.

  5. fossor says:

    the latin word, “atrox” has very much the same meaning (being the root of the english “atrocious”, “atrocity”) and sounds much more sophisticated (credo).


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