In other words, a non sequitur
is the essence of illogic.
In One for Syl I was interested in exploring the non sequitur
One non sequitur
says that, "if we must act in accordance with a correct conscience, then the obverse is also true: we must not follow a false or incorrect conscience."
The result is a book inundated with non sequiturs
, tangential diatribes, one-sided arguments, and references to people, places, and things that have no obvious or apparent connection to the book.
Inspired by the art of surrealist painter Salvador Dali, the dance unfolds like a dream with a procession of non sequiturs
. Its opening suggests a funeral, with a bonneted woman borne onstage by two hooded figures in black.
British playwright who was noted for his absurdity and humor achieved chiefly by cunning manipulation of phrasing and by frequent use of double entendres and, especially, of non sequiturs
The result was Novel on Yellow Paper (1936), a spirited, amusing, and rather bizarre monologue in a style full of digressions and non sequiturs
that many likened to Gertrude Stein ' s.
Elsewhere Finley's obsessive activities lead him to create visual non sequiturs
, as in Up Country, 2004, a sculpture in which a plush toy SpongeBob SquarePants is impaled by intricately carved golf tees on a grid of pages from a potboiler novel in which every word has been circled.
Along with the contradictions and non sequiturs
, there are plenty of questionable claims.
One is forced to conclude that McClellan's role is either to make his employer's vague non sequiturs
appear plausibly sane or (and I concede that this is less likely) to act as a mole whose mission is to demonstrate the Bush campaign's comprehensive vapidity on every conceivable issue of importance in the campaign, including those touching the lives of his would-be lesbian and gay constituents.
Smart, funny, and full of non sequiturs
, this could be the next South Park.