Sunday, 20 December 2009
22 Dec 2009
"Twelve," not "twelves"
22 Dec 2009
Molotov & Ribbentrop,
Manchester & Ramadan*
Or: Richard Burton! He's Everywhere!
(Except On Trent)**
Or: Ode On A Polecat Abode
Or: First They Came For The
"Extreme" "Right-Wing" "Haters"......
Ala Artemis, as the Guardian's Muslim allies become more powerful who will guard the Guardian?
-Speaking of which, due to the nature of libel laws in the United States we public figures find it difficult to guard against crude calumnies** such as that which appeared without taste (or consistent metre) in Andrew Marvel Comics:
To His Goy Mistress
Seen relatives are sweet, but those unseen
Are sweeter, therefore closet mother Green
Yes, thanks to the conversion of some Jews
I'll buy slow Time and own near half the news
In closing, as a well-travelled member of the far-flung Anglosphere, I'd like to say that I can't thank John M. Joyce enough for his Herculean labours in explication of the carols which may yet shepherd us through these perilous times and trust that he won't try to pull the wool over our eyes with a similar treatment of, say, The Twelves Days of X-Men.
Making Offers You Cannot,
If You Please, Refuse,
-Only two Mary Jacksonian*** Googlethwarts for "The Twelve Days of X-Men; not too "Shabby"!
Ken Shabbes Goy?
Not Ken Livingstone, I presume?
- Stan Lee
* See Guardian and Tariq
** While looking up the etymology of "calumnies" this popped up:
*** Jacksonian: Just you march right over to Mary's pieces on theatrical seizures
20 Dec 2009
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?