Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cranky Large Medium reading, 17 June

Go away.

Why do you still stand there? Did you not understand the simple, two-word request I made? Your vocabulary is that limited? Go. That means do not stay. Away. Someplace not here. Simple enough? You want something before you leave. And what would that be? A reading. If I give you one, will you be happy and shuffle off to Lackawanna, or wherever? Hot diggety! Here you are:
Ignorance is bliss -- you couldn't care less about anything; you are a real sideshow, too. You are artistic, idealistic ... ultimately impractical. You enjoy travel and could seriously learn something from it. Try it now.
Are you satisfied, now? Of course not. But at least you're happy. And, maybe that happiness (disgusting to me as it is) stems partly from the fact that you have these noted people beaten. You can still stand up and speak and annoy your local ascetic. These folks are all in a permanent horizontal state: Bolesław I the Brave, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, John III Sobieski, Sir William Wyndham, Agha Muhammad Khan, Rani Lakshmibai, Arthur Harden, Jack Parsons, Thomas Kuhn, Donald J. Cram, Fulk the Venerable, Philip Cardinal Howard, Joseph Addison, Sam Loeb, Edward Burne-Jones, Johan Wagenaar, Karl Mueller, Jeff Chandler, Arthur Franz, Pamela Britton, Cyd Charisse, Allen Sothoron, Duffy Lewis, Dick Howser, Willie Davenport, Gerry McNeil, John Pitcairn,
and Kate Smith.

God bless Kate Smith.
And, while we're feeling magnanimous, happy birthday to you, too. Now, go.

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