Lots of Insidious Stupid Parentheses

Jocelyn Paine posted an entry on the Dr. Dobbs Code Talk Blog called, ((What ((is) with (all)) of (the) ()s?) Hmmm?).  I recall fondly the end of my Artificial Intelligence class in graduate school where Dr. Bonnie Bennett did utter the phrase, “Recursion is how God thinks.”  That may well be, but LISP is a strange perversion created by man to serve the machine which actually means, “Lots of Insidious Stupid Parentheses.”