Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sic Semper Tyranni, a limerick
Though democracy sometimes looks rosy,
A despotic regime of the cozy,
Howe'er it's arranged,
Some things never change.
The law serves the idle and nosy.
ORDER, n. The breach of the law and the opposite of progress.
I order be very happy about bing first two days in a row, and I am.
I like things neatly in a row.
Bing? being. In order to be understood I should type better.
Perfect. Just perfect. xoxo
Order, order!!!...I order you to bring order to this house...now let's order Pizza.
And all this time, I thought the opposite of progress was Congress. Then again:
ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER, phr. Cloaking device. Jolan Tru.
word signifying the possibilities of choice
speech sound signifying confusion
Usually preceded by an impatient waitress with a clicking tongue, tapping foot, and impatient pen.
order: A frequently given command that is routinely ignored.
order: A natural progression of events often made unnatural by man.
Brevity is the soul of wit today, RBUD.
Order: A house of cards held up with red tape.
Is this where I place my order for Funnel Cake?
TLP, you letting Selena type for you?
Mireille, I checked the spelling and everything.
Anchovies and jalapeños for me, Mo'a.
That too, Amoeba. May it ever be so.
Quilly, I know just the waitress you mean.
Poobah, beware the ape with a stick.
Right, A-bell. It's Wednesday. Think I might have some too.
Terry, take Route 66 East as far as it goes and wait for Spring.
Jack McCoy might suspect TLP has been into the sweet cherry pie again. Should he place another order?
Heh, Selena. He means Serena Heh. xoxo
LOL Mireille. Yeah, he did a typo on purpose I think. Makin' fun of an old lady.
Nice limerick, our tyrants are well disguised.
Order: Except for Doug, I might be last in order today on the comments.
Order: I wonder why nobody was thinking "Order in the court!"
When I looked it up, I found that John Wilkes Booth yelled "Sic Semper Tyranni" as he shot Lincoln. I'm learning all kinds of neat stuff from Doug.
Sauerkraut, I had to google Jack McCoy. Now I have to google cherry pie.
Yea, Mireille, as soon as I hit publish I realized my mistake. In sixth grade I had a crush on a red-haired girl named Selena, so this typo works out well for you.
Nope, TLP. It was just Muphry's Law at work.
Cooper, they walk among us. And within us.
Jim, they're out of order! I'm out of order! This whole court is our of order! I don't know why no-one else thought of that. We needed you.
Icy, I'm here to serve.
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