Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cranky Large Medium reading, 21 February

Go away.

Why won't you go? This isn't an eighties' pop-tune quiz moment; even if it were, the answer would still be "go". But you still stay. Egad, the torment! If I give you something, though, you may leave, correct? What is it you want? Ah. A reading. Easy enough. This for my solitude, yes? Wonderful. Here you are:
You have acceptable reasoning powers, but are far too critical in your opinions. We can't have you looking hungrily at my job, can we, now? As far as scholarship goes, you're an uptight, bookish snob with a taste for expensive things. Nobody else around you will, but you will have a pleasant home life, you selfish appendage!
Are you happy, now? Of course not. If you were, your imagination might never take flight and you'd have never toddled over to my place. Still, you should take it as a good thing that you're here and still fantasizing, while these people, on this date in history, went on instead to join the great dream: James I of Scotland, Emperor Ninko, Hieronymus Bock, Johann Georg Palitzsch, George Francis FitzGerald, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, George Ellery Hale, Frederick Banting, Howard Walter Florey, Gertrude B. Elion, Harold Furth, Pope Julius II, Robert Southwell, Baruch Spinoza, Pope Benedict XIII, Jacinta Marto, Charles Beaumont, Helen Hooven Santmyer, Dame Margot Fonteyn, Murray "the K" Kaufman, Ara Berberian, Jacques Becker, Louis Hayward, John Thaw, (without reMorse), Ben Chapman, Eric Liddell, Tim Horton (doughnuts, anyone? Yummmmmm), Wilmer David Mizell, Sunny Lowry, John Thurloe, Eugène de Beauharnais, Augusto Nicolás Calderón Sandino, Malcolm Little aka El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm X,
and Morton Gould.

Happy birthday, anyway.

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