Monday, June 21, 2004

Today’s entry is not very unique:

I’ve heard a lot of people use the phrase “very unique”, and I think it actually means something. People want you to know that the event they’re discussing is not unique in some ordinary way, but (perhaps) some intensely striking way. I expect society to develop a sense of taste regarding uniquenesses. We may have concepts like ”casually unique”, “alarmingly unique”, and “n-dimensionally unique” (that is, unique in N entirely separate ways, such as Bob Dylan’s viola being struck by lightning without injury to it or him, as he plays it for once it his life during an impromptu concert arranged by Ross Perot in the Grand Canyon).

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