It turned cold here, and windy, and I decided to stay inside and not work. I watched television and I saw a terrible movie with Tommy Lee Jones in it. He was in "No Country for Old Men" and others which I have enjoyed and this one which I did not. While reading about the old lefty I learned he owns the rights to a book by Cormac McCarthy's entitled "Blood Meridian" and I had never heard of that one. And so I looked it up. And it turns out that "Cormac" is not his given name and he uses the polysyndeton style of writing and I am using it and I find it annoying and tiresome. And so I will try to stop. And I might succeed.
And before I do I have to admit I found that style funny in a Monty Python movie, to wit:
"And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, 'O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.' And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats, and large chalupas."
But much beyond that it is a stylistic dead end, sayeth the guy who has sold no books as compared to Mr. McCarthy who has sold many. Some have suggested that "Blood Meridian" is impossible to film, and after reading about it I am thankful - it sounds hideous. And Gore-y.