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Dr. Dreimer's Diary,  2023

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3rd Q, 2016
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Preamble

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. (Oscar Wilde, 1854 -- 1900)

The idea for Dr. Dreimerís diary came from the excerpts from the diary of Samuel Pepys published daily in the National Post. We thought it would be interesting to write a modern diary using the more formal language of an earlier era Ė in this case we have attempted an approximation of 18th Century expression. What is perhaps most evident is the capitalisation of nouns, which gives an emphasis, and suggests a cadence entirely missing from current written expression. The language is more cumbersome and formal, and tends to favour the use of parallel structure for rhetorical emphasis.

Style is inseparable from attitude and tone. Dr. Dreimer observes mankind as if from a great height, or from another, more sensible century.

 

 

 His judgements are often unflattering, and his scorn and disdain palpable. They may be expressed directly, but are often revealed through an ironic approval of some mindless folly. He may appear to some as a pompous windbag; to others as a curmudgeonly but correct observer.

As it has turned out, the diary is not a conventional diary at all. Apart from the occasional references to the mythical Aunt Myalgia, languishing in the Shady Hollow Psychiatric Facility in downtown Toronto, or to the Lumpenbangen Studios in the inner reaches of Hamilton, or to the Haven of Wind-in-the-Pines at Silver Lake, we gain little insight into the trivia of Dr. Dreimerís own life.

The diary is, in fact, a commentary on events in the news.

 


 

Latest additions to the site:

February 22, Limerick Lane; Observations 2110 - 2127
December 25, Observations 2093 - 2109
September 8, Observations 2073 - 2092
August 14, Observations 2066 - 2072
July 5 Observations 2062 - 2065; Cartoon for Socialism
June 26 Observations 2059 - 2061
April 16, 2022 Drivel -- Insanity -- Deploring competition + Clara cartoon
April 1, 2022 Drivel -- Insanity --Affirmative action + Clara cartoon
March 19, Observations 2031 - 2056; Drivel -- Drug Independence
March 4, Drivel Trudeau the Tin-pot.
February 19, Drivel -- The Trudeau Disaster
January 28, Drivel -- Insanity -- Open Borders/Wealth re-distribution + Clara cartoons



 

 

 


 


 


 

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