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  •  Maddow Maven Mishegas (5+ / 0-)

    Almost as if by magic, my internet connection's working super-good tonight!  

    Let's keep a good thought for tomorrow, eh? ;-)

    Thursday, March 3, 2011 Edition

    Lawrence spent waaaaaay too much time on Charlie Sheen this week.  Bill Maher of course had the best lines about him.  One was that we should hear no more about CS's effed-up behavior; from now on we'll just assume he's acting effed-up.  And the other was that the other day a train wreck stopped to look at him.

    Really, only one thing needed to be said about Charlie:

    And speaking of Bill Maher and the Civil War:

    And a sad note on the passing of Frank Buckles, the last US WWI veteran:

    The Send-Off

    by Wilfred Owen

    Down the close, darkening lanes they sang their way
    To the siding-shed,
    And lined the train with faces grimly gay.

    Their breasts were stuck all white with wreath and spray
    As men's are, dead.

    Dull porters watched them, and a casual tramp
    Stood staring hard,
    Sorry to miss them from the upland camp.
    Then, unmoved, signals nodded, and a lamp
    Winked to the guard.

    So secretly, like wrongs hushed-up, they went.
    They were not ours:
    We never heard to which front these were sent.

    Nor there if they yet mock what women meant
    Who gave them flowers.

    Shall they return to beatings of great bells
    In wild trainloads?
    A few, a few, too few for drums and yells,
    May creep back, silent, to still village wells
    Up half-known roads.

    Rest in peace, Old Soldier; you're war is over.

    "What we do for ourselves dies with us; what we do for others, and the world, remains, and is immortal." -- Albert Pine

    by caul on Thu Mar 03, 2011 at 07:50:39 PM PST

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