Friends, these are dark times. Gangs of misused homophones run wild and unfettered through the streets. Tongues wag in nonsensical sentence fragments and keyboards transcribe contractions of words that should never be shortened. Superfluous commas and apostrophes glitter in the sky like the trail of an ominous, ungrammatical comet.
Sure, some may claim that “it’s no big deal” or that “you still get what I mean,” or that we should “stop being such a total jerk about it, Blair,” but we all know the truth. The Day of Judgment is at hand, when the ears of the deaf will be unstopped to how many times they’ve said “where is it at?” and the eyes of the blind will be forced to read all their flippant substitution of the second person possessive pronoun for the contracted form of “you are.” But we, the grammatically righteous, shall peer down the shining walls of our ivory tower and watch the doomed writhe in agony! We must accept the scepter of our sacred duty and must judge the erroneous in accordance with their grievous sins…which, conveniently, I have cataloged here, for ease of punition.
How exactly have we lived this long since The Walking Dead's midseason finale? I'll keep this spoiler-free, but AMC's adaptation of the hit comic series left viewers on the edge of their seats—and probably without much sanity.
published by Eric Smith on February 6, 2014 - 10:01am
I watch a lot of Family Guy. It’s one of my favorite shows to unwind with at the end of a busy day. Good for a quick laugh, with pop culture references that tend to skew a little older and geekier, which I love. And it’s the perfect show to load up on Hulu while I’m cooking in the kitchen, or leave on in the background while I’m busy writing.
published by Eric Smith on February 4, 2014 - 9:43am
Oh my! We sure do have a lot of giveaways going on this month across Goodreads, LibraryThing, and BookLikes! In fact, we've been doing more of these than ever before, so we're going to start rounding them up here on the blog. It's your one stop shop for all Quirk giveaways.
published by Eric Smith on February 3, 2014 - 11:31am
Update! So we're reposting this and giving this a bump up to the homepage. Because we really love sending books to teachers and schoo librarians! So feel free to request a copy, and we'll send them your way.
The second book in Steve Hockensmith and Science Bob's Nick & Tesla series hits stores everywhere this month, and we're just thrilled.
So! If you're a teacher looking for some new books for your classroom library, go ahead and email me (email@example.com) with your details. I'll send you a free copy of Nick & Tesla, Professor Gargoyle, and a bundle of posters to share with your students.