Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Defame

DEFAME, v.t. To lie about another. To tell the truth about another.

2010 Update: To martyr without slaying, a shameful waste of piety.

And happy birthday to Eamon!

10 comments:

Jim said...

De fame! De fame! We have new martyrs who will be finding room in the history books today right along with the traitors who will rest there beside them.
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Omnipotent Poobah said...

Boss, it's the fame, the fame!

Ariel the Thief said...

Happy Birthday to the great photographer who runs the hazard as a younger brother day after day!

TLP said...

Happiest of days to Eamon.

Defame: Fame is such a horrible burden, that it seems that taking fame away from a person would be doing them a favor. However, the actual removal of said fame does seem to wound.

verifier: hailinat -- but of course.

karen a. said...

Happy Birthday, Eamon! Three-years-old today!



p.s. defame: George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. Today he is most remembered for a disastrous military engagement known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West Point in 1858, where he graduated last in his class. -- So sayeth The Great Wikipedia, of course.

Nessa said...

Perfect word for election day.

Happy Birthday Eamon!

actonbell said...

Defame seems like an oximoron; when one is defamed, it usually means scandal, which usually promotes one's ratings to infamous.

The best of days to Eamon:)

cooper said...

defame; telling the untruth about me.

quilly said...

What?! Eamon is having yet another birthday? What a greedy child. I suppose you'll be having another birthday soon yourself!

Defame -- the denouement of a "has been".

Doug said...

Jim, that might be the prettiest paragraph you've left here. Thank you.

Haha, Poobah,

Thank you Ariel. I hope is nearest kin can understand him the way you do.

TLP, it leaves a God-sized hole in the mirror.

Karen, Custer sort of set the tone for the buckeyes to come.

Very much so, Nessa.

Actonbell, I have to think this is why people run for office.

Haha, Cooper. That would be an impoverishment.

Quilly, Eamon eats birthdays like cake.