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Thursday, October 02, 2003  

Because we all, from time to time, struggle back to a place where we wish we had been a bit, just a little bit, different. A heart-felt commentary on the immortal John Denver’s rendition of The Box Called War and its place in the great circle of post-modern politicking and, redundantly, pre-pubescent schleping.

He gets an extra 100-points for using the phrases,

“…struggling feebly amidst the limb-strewn abattoir, barely seen in the crepuscular light of dusk”

and,

”… I, however, prefer to believe the maestro came from and returned to the magical land of hushabye, where Jiminy Cricket, Puff the Magic Dragon and Compassionate Conservatism also reside.”

together with the two gif's below all seamlessly in the same piece.

via henrypanky.com


posted by Chimera | 4:04 PM

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"The fanatic, animated by hate, seems to me terrifying. A self-satisfied mankind fills me with horror."
Raymond Aron, Forward, The Opium of the Intellectuals

"Men admired as profound philosophers gravely asserted that all animals, and with them the human species, degenerate in America -- that even dogs cease to bark after having breathed awhile in our atmosphere." - Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers

"Socialist individualists of the world unite!
You have nothing to lose but your chains
and a whole world to win!
Perry de Havilland, Samizdata.net

"Dogmatic overgeneralizations are useless!
Except for that one."

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