Thursday, August 19, 2004

I realize that slang terms should come about organically, that deciding to attempt floating a new phrase or usage is about as cool as picking one's own nickname. But Tom Brokaw said something in one of my dreams last night that I believe merits such an attempt. I propose, per Tom, using "futile" in the same countertraditional way "sick", "ill", "stupid" etc. have been used in their time, to denote something exceptionally well-executed and/or dominating. Example: "Have you seen that live King Crimson performance of 'Lark's Tongue in Aspic' they play sometimes on VH1 Classic? I thought I hated King Crimson, but Christ, that shit is *futile*." What do you say?


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