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December 11, 2003

And the winner of this week’s Best Weblog Sentence Anywhere Award is:
Engelbrecht is a boxer by profession, and like all Surrealist boxers, he92s a dwarf who fights clocks.
—Henry Farrell, on Crooked Timber. [01:18 PM]
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tost ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2003, 03:32 PM:

Maybe it would have helped if I'd seen it in context. I just can't bring myself to do that, though.

DaelM ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2003, 05:02 AM:

I have to disagree: it's perfect, out of context.

I can't imagine a context for it, anyway. And the attempt to do so has been entertaining me ever since I read the sentence.

Sam Dodsworth ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2003, 05:35 AM:

Actually, the context (or at least the source) is quite entertaining in its own right - there's a link in the article for when you get tired of imagining.

DonBoy ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2003, 10:14 PM:

I thought clockfighting was illegal in most states.

Pootie Tang ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2003, 01:23 PM:

Don't you think that would make a great opening line of a novel?

Alan Bostick ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2003, 10:50 PM:

It's more like a pitch for a screenplay.

the talking dog ::: (view all by) ::: December 17, 2003, 12:27 PM:

And in a decisive moment of the match, he grabbed his opponent and tossed it out of the ring...

To see time fly...

Time? Isn't that a tad ethereal for the sweet science? I mean, last week-- he clocked his opponent...

Chris ::: (view all by) ::: December 19, 2003, 08:43 PM:

Don't thank the blogger, thank Maurice Richardson, who wrote _The Exploits of Engelbrecht_, originally as a series of episodes in 'Lilliput'. Not the best book ever written, but fucking close.