Monday, November 28, 2011

Pithy Comments

Was gonna.  Pithed out.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Past dashing

I thought I'd mention Aucassin and Nicolette, which  like Goethe's Faust, I've never read.  Another example of the disenfranchised brain simmering in modern genres.  That old stuff makes peculiarly loverly trajjeddies, compared to Penn State locker rooms.  Ye shall know them by their fruits.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quasi War, 1798-1800

U.S. Frigate Constellation
Ok, there we are back in history.  We fought the Revolutionary War against the British.  We fought the War of 1812 against the British.  And.....

We fought an obscure marine conflict called the Quasi War in 1798 to1800 against the ... uh ... French.   Our ally, where Benjamin Franklin was our ambassador.  I just found out about it last week.  I'll be 67 years old next Sunday.

Just found out about it!  What a great school system we've got.  Americans are nuts.