Friday, November 06, 2015
Speaking of footnotes, sometimes you will run across what seems like an unnecessarily judgmental footnote. Like, in this Chekhov play there's a line of dialogue about how Maupassant didn't like the Eiffel Tower because it was "crushing his brain." And the footnote says of Maupassant, "He died of syphilis and drugs, not modern technology." Okay! Gee! Calm down, footnote man.