Guinness in a bottle? Brilliant! (Not really ... much better in a pub, watching the cascade of foam building like the suspense and our basest Pavlovian instincts in full view.)
This column ? Brilliant! I am as guilty of this as anyone. My overuse of hyphens and ellipses is still something I'm coming to terms with. Oddly, I'm the only writer I know that doesn't write like he speaks. I don't know what to make of that, but I do know that it makes talking to Gary Huckabay, Chris Kahrl, Joe Sheehan, or Alex Belth infinitely entertaining. (Thanks to pal Keith Scherer for the link.)
Brad, the term is "ILBIW." Oddly, I'm sitting here taking a break from typing (by typing - how smart is that?) and sipping Peet's Blend 101 that was kindly sent to me by Zach Manprin. (You can check out his work at Elephants In Oakland, linked over yonder.)
Back to work on sentences like "The theoretical line of the shoulders does not need to cross another theoretical line from home plate to second base." Lord help my editors.