Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cranky Large Medium reading, 16 October

Go away.

Why haven't you gone, yet? I have an idea. Let's play "building and loan": you get out of the building and leave me alone. Oh, jeez, what do I have to do to get rid of you? A fortune? That simple, is it? Huzzah! Brace yourself, then. This is you:
You are a fidget, with far too much energy and a refusal to give up even when everybody else begs you to do so. You only acknowledge defeat when all your contacts refuse to bail you out any longer. You are soft-hearted, to go along with your head, and you don't lose your temper easily because your areas of concern are limited. Your memory is short, so you are quick to forgive. You will live a happy life, until your parents kick you out of their basement.
So. There. What? you don't like what I have to say? Well, tough titwillows. At least what you have beats what these people had -- they all went belly-up in the goldfish bowl, on this date in history: Pope Gregory XIV, Marie Antoinette, George Marshall, Moshe Dayan, ... Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, ... Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, William Cardinal Allen, Saint Gerard Majella, ... Andrés Bello, Jean de Brunhoff, James Michener, Jean Shepherd, ... Lucas Cranach the Elder, Isaac van Ostade, ... Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Mario del Monaco, Arthur Grumiaux, Art Blakey, ... George O'Hara, Leo G. Carroll, Dan Dailey, Cornel Wilde, Raúl Juliá, Jason Bernard, Elmer "Len" Dresslar, Eugene "Porky" Lee, ... Shirley Booth, Audra Lindley, Deborah Kerr, ... Ellis Kinder, Kelso, ... Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin, John Wentworth, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Alfred Jodl, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Fritz Sauckel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Julius Streicher, Jon Postel, Pierre Salinger,
and Gene Krupa.

The beat didn't go on.
Happy birthday, anyway.

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