The Idler's Glossary, by Joshua Glenn,


11 Responses to “The Idler's Glossary, by Joshua Glenn,”

  1. Beanolini says:

    Unrelated to “The Idler” magazine?

    I suggest that every idler should aspire to the condition of flâneur.

  2. tricotomy says:

    You never mentioned the art, by Seth, no less. He of Mr X fame- a very very fine comic published by Vortex in the 80s

  3. icky2000 says:

    Your blurb reminds me of this funny sentence in a letter from Groucho Marx to S.J. Perelman: “From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.”

  4. John Hodgman says:

    Please don’t delete yet as per Mark.

  5. Takuan says:

    make him do a reading for us!!

  6. Avram says:

    Nanuq @2, not just shoes, but also a bow-tie!

  7. Isaac Cates says:

    Is the point of the book to promote etymological ignorance and misinformation?

    A decently idle word-lover can tell you without checking that bootless has nothing to do with footwear, and everything to do with booty.

  8. johnnyuber says:

    Sweet… I needed a double dose of slackness :)

  9. buddy66 says:

    I consider this an excellent background source for a brief autobiography to write for my grandchildren. It’s (yawn) something to consider, I guess. Maybe.

  10. nanuq says:

    I do have to criticize the idling technique of the chap on the front cover. Not only is he still wearing his shoes, but that chair is not at all suitable for proper long-distance idling. Without a proper headrest, he’d be cramping in no time. Amateur.

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