From Plastic Tub

desiderata am. 1. Objects or information essential, but absent. 2. Fragments in need of a sojourner to assemble them; the sojourner himself. 3. All information traveling along the associational filament. 4. A catalyst for adduction.


"...holy shit he's all desiderata..." -- Tim Wilson on Alexandre Dacusse

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Contemporary scholars often cast the entire Associationalist movement as a kind of modernist Desiderata, akin to Gretel's objection to the oven. (Simon Ballforth, in Open Legs Wide: Auto-Colonial Appositions, snidely remarked that many Poobs would regard such an objection as being "uppity.")