Psephology Presenting As Thalassophobia August 12, 2015Posted by The Typist in Politics, The Narrative, The Typist, Toulouse Street.
Tags: Architeuthis, cephalopods, giant squid, GOP, psephology
Word of the day:
1. the study of elections.
Psephology, which puts me in mind of cephalopods which brings to mind the GOP candidates. Not the intelligent octopus, but rather the squid (best fried with marinara), in particular the lurking giant squid (genus Architeuthis), the terror of ancient sailors by rumor but which, brought up into the bright light of day, perishes. I am of a mind with the ancient mariners, fear the tentacle at the scupper, the terror of them dragging us down into their depths and oblivion, hope that exposed they will swell up and burst like Chris Christie at a pie eating contest.