Critical theory (I guess) applied to Father Ted:
In terms of the theory offered here, the notion of setting follows in part the traditional argument in linguistic pragmatics about how utterance interpretation is shaped by and is heavily dependent on features of interactive context.
This is the scene being analyzed, by the way:
I realize I was an unusual kid, but browsing through the OED while hiding out from bullies in the public library is among my fondest childhood memories, for which the "convenience of the electronic version" would have been no substitute. And when all else fails, you can hit them with it. Twenty times. Try doing that with an iPad.
Kind words about Show Business is My Life from Jeffen at musicruinedmylife.blogspot.com. (It's one of the coolest music blogs around - check it out. If you're like me, you'll probably learn some things.)
Also, if you've never heard the Fastbacks' cover of "Book of Revelation" you can find it here. I remember Dave Parasite once asking me: "be honest, you had some help with that solo, didn't you?" I was a little loaded, probably, and I think I just stared at him uncomprehendingly, in that uncomprehending way I have. I don't know if he meant "composing" it, or physically playing it (or, if the latter, how that might have worked.) Kurt Bloch once told me it was too hard to play live. Which was funny. Kim Warnick sang the backups at Dancing Dog in Emeryville in between soundchecks at the Berkeley Square, which was a proud moment for me.
State of the art awesomeness from my buddy Lane Smith:
Yet another chapter in law enforcement's war on pets and reckless disregard for public safety.
I’m certain that if I (or anyone else who isn’t a cop) pulled out a gun and shot a dog at a dog park in a residential area, I’d be facing criminal charges. And rightly so. Even if the dogs were fighting, there’s no justification for shooting one of them, particularly around other dogs and people. It’s reckless, trigger-happy, and dangerous. It’s also safe to say that if this had been anyone other than a cop, the local police department would have no qualms about releasing his name to the press.