Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cranky Large Medium reading, 17 May

Go away.

When will you leave? Can I persuade you to make it before now? Ah, well, I suppose that's asking too much, isn't it? So, what will it take for me to get you to go? A reading? I think I can muster up some of that. And once you have it, you will scram? Great! Here you are:
With your bland and otherwise innocuous nature, you are also too clever by half, a know-it-all, and exceedingly fussy. You are spoiled, take too much liking to good times and the social scene. Those of your own sex can't stand you.
Are you happy,now? Of course not. Still, you're ahead of these people, all of whom, on this date in history, took wing and harp: Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Emperor Go-Fushimi, Constantine Dragas, Empress Catherine I, John Jay, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, Isami Kondo, John C. Breckinridge, Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke, George William Forbes, Alexis Claude Clairault, William Heberden, Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Ernest Nash, Gunnar Myrdal, Matthew Parker, Samuel Clarke, Archibald Alison, Guido von List, Frank G. Slaughter, Lloyd Alexander, Sandro Botticelli, Dave Berg, Giovanni Picchi, Paul Dukas, Lawrence Welk, Sharon Sheeley, Tony Randall, Frank Gorshin, John Wilce, Hector "Toe" Blake, Scott Brayton, John Gunby, Asa Packer, John Deere, Harold Geiger,
and Abram S. Borowitz aka Abe Burrows.

Look at Epitaph. He wins it by a half.
Happy birthday, anyway.

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