The bearded, bespectacled, Viennese analyst who sits notebook in hand with a nameless analysand reclining on a couch nearby while the analyst interprets dreams at a tumid $250.00 an hour--the whole stale and stock Psychoanalytic setting--has been parodied and gleeked so often it is nearly impossible to asseverate anything about the subject with a straight face.
Fortunately for children and the young at heart everywhere, after a parol rehearsal of Peter Pan, author Sir James M. Barrie scotched the producer's pestilent and misguided entreaties to ennoble the character of Captain Hook by changing his name to "Captain Unciform."
Gamers in silico drive pestilent sea monsters onto virtual shoals, insensate.
In Vic Tim's uphill medical malpractice case against celebrity dermatologist Dr. Brandon Face, MD, after Tim narrowly survived a motion for summary adjudication, his attorney attempted to persuade the jury Dr. Face fell below the standard of care (the sine qua non of medical negligence) when he failed to detect and treat a cancerous lesion on Tim's blowzy complexion.
Gears undergo an oily rejuvenation at the Rehab Center: there gears of all types, including pinions, spurs, bevels, helicals, worms, hyphoids, zerols, spirals, miters, angulars, coniflex and crowns, turn and twist their way through a sparge of kerosene and oil, shedding any rust and mechanical sclerosis along the way, until they finally bump, thump, and roll off the line, shining with a pristine newness.
One day rising up pinioned and pristine like white doves in a blue, blue sky, or bubbles merrily ascending in sparged champagne, he hoped to liberate himself from the stale, sclerotic grip of dogma.
The formerly sclerotic piñon gears which had rusted into place were freed up in nearly pristine condition after they were sparged with a lubricant oil, enabling the survivors to spin the prop, start the engine, and escape the island on a wing and a prayer.
Jason's life story was extraordinary: mistakenly believed to have Down syndrome because of the unusual cast of his eyes, he was abused and abandoned by his ne'er-do-well mother (who was later arraigned and indicted), and raised by an allomother aunt whose selfless efforts were rewarded when her "boy" was enskied as a Nobel laureate in Physics for his discovery of the fifth fundamental force.
Taking another drag from the shaman's peyote pipe, Dr. Salvador drifted away into an unsettling, solipsistic world where the laws of logic and proportion were suspended: the musket design on his signet ring freed itself and floated lazily before him; bioluminescent Salmonella bacteria large as watermelons swam into view, waving their flagella, then disappeared; he became one with the pipe's smoke and curled up silently into space; other iatrogenic artifacts too strange to describe continued to bedevil him until the psychogenic drug's effects finally subsided.
Gazing at the slide of the octopus-shaped podocyte he had projected on the lecture screen, Dr. Kildare became lost in a reverie about pecuniary considerations of the planned Children's Dialysis Center: The Fundraising Committee would have to trepan rich but wary donors who had heard one too many pitches in purple prose about how their dollars would be "well spent" on the latest noble cause.
Thousands of Indian jawans spilled down the freezing couloirs of Nanga Parbat like an avalanche, overwhelming Pakistani army positions in Gilgit-Balistan along the two countries' jagged, mountainous border after the Daily Jang promulgated an article excoriating Indian President Pranab Mukherjee as a "fat, warmongering fustilugs."
A sodden, crapulous look on his face after a night awash in cheep beer, Melvin, a brilliant but unreformed alcoholic, staggered from the alley, raving incoherently about "snollygoster spies stealing plans for the 'microcosmic/macrocosmic contractor/expander,'" and giving his "fustilugs of a girlfriend memberships to Jenny Craig and a charm school."
Proctor & Gamble, owners of Mr. Clean, (the iconic, all white, pilgarlic, bushy browed, annulate, beefcake logo) hurriedly decided to publish a corrigendum when advertising copy which was intended to characterize the housewives' faithful champion as, "The 'Grimefighter' who arrests dirt problems," instead referred to him as "The 'Grimeflighter' who attests skirt problems."
After he drew the shell out from its sandy coral nidus, the conchologist's understudy slowly turned it over in his hand, felt its porcelain smoothness as the shell curled under itself, saw how drab colors gave way to opalescent, golden hues on the obverse side, and realized to his great surprise that he had discovered a rare specimen of Erronea Xanthodon, the Yellow-toothed Cowry.
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