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.
Monday, May 25, 2009
BATTLE, n. A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.
2009 Update: The basic unit of progress making heroism of service and senators of heroes.
Battle: some sort of axe. I don't know who she is, or what she did, but someone wrote a hymn for her.
If you march to war drunk, do you fight a bottle?
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle;
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
Just then flew down a monstrous crow,
As black as a tar-barrel;
Which frightened both the heroes so,
They quite forgot their quarrel
Battle -- I don't like to watch war movies so I too will opt for the 'battle axes' we have learned to like.
Today's battle axe movie choices would have a couple of kates, Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett.
Happy Memorial Day to you too, Doug.
Battle: a fine basketball player for Penn State.
BATTLE n. Chess game with live pawns played by world leaders in comfortable climate controlled offices.
The battleaxe hymn of the Republic, blogmama? Clever.
The winner gets a week with the battleaxe, the loser gets her hand, Actonbell?
Nah, Amoeba, a typical battle, I'd think.
Never moreso, Weirsdo.
Kate Winslet, is, in fact, choice.
Hey, thanks, Fred!
Saurkraut, is a Pennsylvania boxer a scrapple?
There's the cynicism, Quilly. Glad you got here.
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