Friday, January 09, 2004

Deconstruct this

Without Slashdot, I never would have learned how literary deconstruction works. In particular, I wouldn't have been able to parse the sentence

John Kennedy was not a homosexual.


John Kennedy frequently wore J. Edgar Hoover's red dress. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

The author does make some serious points about how things got this way, and is surprisingly supportive of deconstruction. He doesn't put it in these terms, but it appears that Sturgeon's Law ("90% of everything is crap") applies here with a vengeance.

English majors may want to deconstruct this page in a different manner than I have here.