“Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim.”

Best sentence I read last week. Fun column.

Fanfare for the Comma Man – NYTimes.com: The New Yorker has always been scrupulous, bordering on fetishistic, about commas, in large part because of its founder Harold Ross’s mania for precision and clarity. E.B. White, who was subject to the magazine’s editing for more than five decades, remarked in a Paris Review interview, “Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim.” There are many examples, but one particular comma use is consistently and pretty much only found in The New Yorker.