Monday, July 11, 2011

Fraternite, egalite, aliteracy

"I see no point in reading." -- Louis XIV of France (1638-1715).

And then there was Louis Quatorze,
For whom all books were great bores;
   No Frenchman of breeding
   Would waste time on reading
While shirking the company of whores.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

And how am I today?

Interviewee: "Do I think the situation is irreversible?"
Interviewee: "Absolutely not."
Interviewee: "Do I think we'll have to make some drastic changes in order to reverse things?"
Interviewee: "Absolutely."

No further need for reporters these days
 -- Let's put them all on the shelves;
We'll simply make do with this latter-day craze
Of interviewing ourselves.