Sweetness & Light

The Fine, Forgotten Fare of Filmdom’s Fiends

The late Tom Wolfe referred to it as “mousing”. This was his perfectly Wolfian term for the process whereby an internet search for specific subjects frequently leads to a kind of free-association unearthing of fascinating information not initially sought. In his final, brilliant book The Kingdom of Speech, Wolfe described how his hunt for background on eight evolutionists led to him becoming immersed in the latest news about cranial injuries in the NFL. “I surfed and Safaried and finally moused upon the only academic I could find who disagreed with the eight failures, a chemist at Rice University,” Wolfe wrote:…

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