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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Obiter Dicta

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:58 PM

The title is a phrase from Tom Wolfe's The Painted Word —

"the seemingly innocuous obiter dicta ,
the words in passing, that give the game away"

The President on July 23, per USA TODAY

"And there’s a need, whether it is true or not,
there is a need to project a different picture."

Related material —

EVERY LAST EASTER EGG AND REFERENCE
IN EPISODE 6 OF HBO'S WATCHMEN
 .

Wikipedia — "For the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, 
Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson won the award
for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie,
or Dramatic Special for this episode."

Wikipedia on Lindelof

See also . . . The Bard of Teaneck —

"What if Shakespeare had been born in Teaneck, N.J., in 1973?

He would call himself Spear Daddy. His rap would exhibit a profound,
nuanced understanding of the frailty of the human condition, exploring
the personality in all its bewildering complexity: pretension, pride,
vulnerability, emotional treachery, as well as the enduring triumph of love.

Spear Daddy would disappear from the charts in about six weeks."

—  Gene Weingarten in the Washington Post,
     Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005

Weingarten's remarks were quoted here  on that Sunday, along with
the following illustration —

Spear Daddy!

'The Deceivers'— A novel by Alfred Bester, author of 'The Stars My Destination

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