That was stretching the joke a bit, SorosBot. Nonetheless, I support all Tolkein references on general princple. Thus a thumbs up for you, esteemed Wonketteer.
Becca, darling, I understand this is your blog/personal plaything/courage journal. And you really are a doing a fantastic job keeping up the place. However, and I say this with love, when it comes to all things Peggy Noonington, you should let Jim Newell handle it. That's what he was born to do.
Wow! That took me back to my mispent youth! That's off their second album. I remember a review in some LA music-scene magazine citing this song with the comment "Just in case you thought they'd mellowed out."
Ah, life's rich pageant where personal aspirations and fantasies are crushed by our self-destructive compulsions.
Harelip! Harelip! (the customary response)
Well played, Chichi. That's the joke I was looking for. Time to turn in my History degree.
"And the fact that this year’s inductees into the Hall of Famous Americans includes His Grossness and Dred Scott? " That's what you call balance! What you give to those people, must be balanced with what you give to our people. (We, the white, god-fearing citizens of Rockridge.) Well played on the timing, too.
And I would dig up Senator Preston Brooks' remains to shit in his skull if I could. Exhibit A for why the South and South Carolina deserved the retribution it brought down on itself.
(This from a 6th gen Mississippian raised in California)
Uh, shouldn't your tag read "Volk Art" ?
That will teach you to wear a burkha when you travel!