Monday, March 26, 2007

occasionally, a picture IS worth a 1,000 words

Is that Howdy Doody being roasted inanimate hanging from the stick held by the fellow on the left?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

anonymous buzz

I knew it woud come to this. This is, after all, only a blog. I take a moment to commit an anti-apophasis. I say, in so many words, that I have nothing to say.

Strangely ennobling.

"Take courage, great warrior."
LOrd Bickley

Saturday, March 3, 2007

el aurens

Lawrence of Arabia. The battles of flesh and bullets are over. Another struggle commences. Lawrence, King Faisal, General Allenby, Mr. Dryden. Lawrence has said goodbye before returning to England. King Faisal speaks:

Well, then...


There's nothing further here
for a warrior.

We drive bargains. Old men's work.

Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men.

Courage and hope for the future.

Then old men make the peace.

And the vices of peace are the vices of old men.

Mistrust and caution.

It must be so.

Eventually, Alec Guinness as King Faisal became the voice of Frank Herbert's Muad'Dib in "Dune".

Or so say I. It is Written.