Thursday, June 01, 2006

Worst Sentence on the Web

No need to continue searching, I've found it:

Still, the principle Geras is expressing, by way of chastising Clark, not only appeals to the rectitude of trying, for purposes of intepretation, to reconstruct intent (or, at the very least, looking at plain text with the assumption that some agency meant something by it), but it further responds to the central tenets of post-structural interpretive theories that argue, at various times and in various theoretical guises, that part of the text’s meaning is the way it is “interpreted,” or that it “means something in excess” of its authors’ intent, or that, once it is released to the public at large, its meaning rests in signifiers themselves—and one need not appeal to (or even posit) authorial intent in order to understand it.


The first person to guess the author wins a week vacation in Fallujah.

6 comments:

Eli said...

Either Jeff Goldstein or Dan Brown.

David (Austin Tx) said...

I will take a stand and say, Jeff "Paste Eater" Goldstein.

No waffling from me.

ntodd said...

Scott Eric Kaufman?

Ripley said...

Donald Rumsfeld, with editors' editing...

By the by - the secret word is Tavkon. How cool is that? In your face, Blogger!!!!

meddling kids said...

Reading that is like looking for dropped keys in a dark alley full of disease-ridden hypodermic syringes.

Thank god the wisdom of the academy stopped pastey from finishing his PhD and kept him out of teaching.

The Kenosha Kid said...

David (Austin TX) wins. He gets a week vacation in Fallujah. For best comment, Meddling Kids gets second place - two weeks in Fallujah.