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March 5, 2012
HOW I DEPLOY QI IN WORDS WITH FRIENDS

1. "This here’s qi," the farmer explained.

2. "Did the children qi before putting on their socks?"

3. "Add another 21 points for me, thanks to QI.”

4. When he was ready one day, the frail, gray man, bundled beneath a quilt on his felted chair, with the Mets game somewhere insisting on itself gravely in the bottom of the ninth, closed fluttering eyelids—and drew a breath. In a Marseille flat with mademoiselle, both flushed and naked under cotton sheets, he exhaled it—“Tout était parfait!” And the runner slid home.