Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cranky Large Medium reading, 21 April

Go away.

What are you doing just standing there? Why haven't you gone away? Is the concept too difficult for you? How silly! Please, just turn around and go back the way you came... oh, you came here with a purpose. And that was? A reading. How shatteringly original. Well, if it's what will make you happy and get you go leave, I suppose I'll just have to give it to you. Here you are:
You are a soft touch, wear your heart on your sleeve, and are easily swayed by the least of others. You have the untapped ability to enjoy culture and refinement, and might have been an artist, if only.... You should be very careful in choosing a life partner, as you are likely to mate with one whose interests run counter to yours, and you are too weak to stand against the tide, even in a bathtub.
Are you happy, now? Of course not. Still, you ought to look on the bright side, if you can. At least you're alive, unlike these people, all of whom, on this date in history, went to the happy hunting ground: King Henry VII, Oda Nobuhide, Asano Naganori, Ivan Nabokov, François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, Arthur Fadden, Petrus Apianus, Philippe de la Hire, John Michell, Johann Friedrich Pfaff, John Maynard Keynes, Edward Victor Appleton, Pope Alexander II, Anselm of Canterbury,Allama Iqbal, Pierre Abélard, Jean Racine, Antoine Hamilton, Robert Beverley, Jr., Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain, Robert Bridges, Cosimo I de' Medici, Romain de Tirtoff aka Erté, Alessandro Moreschi, Sandy Denny, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Al Wilson, Milton "Gummo" Marx, Walter Slezak, Charles "Chic" Harley, Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, Manfred von Richthofen, Thomas Wyatt Turner, Foster Hewitt,
and Nina Simone.

She ain't got much of anything, even life.
Happy birthday, anyway.

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