Archive for December 8th, 2008

BPSDB Clutching/grasping at Straws: last-chance-canyon1. to try any method, even those that are not likely to succeed, because you are in such a bad situation. He’s hoping that this new treatment will help him but I think he’s clutching at straws. (usually in continuous tenses)

2. to try to find reasons to feel hopeful about a situation when there is no real cause for hope. She thinks he might still be interested because he calls her now and then but I think she’s clutching at straws. (usually in continuous tenses)

Perhaps in an attempt to atone for it’s “coldest in the decade faux pas The Guardian brings us this video interview:


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Personally I do not find many blogrolls and link lists are as helpful as I think they are intended to be. In most cases they have too many links with no indication of how to distinguish them. Moreover, they almost inevitably reward “Aaron’s Aardvark” Blog by being alphabetical.

And of course now I am falling into the same trap, and I am doing so for the alone-against-the-windsame reasons everyone else does, viz you want people to know about the good blogs, but there’s just too damn many of them (or not enough, depending on your point of view).

One solution would be to just pick the (more…)

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