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Commentary Funny and/or Strange

Like A Fish Needs A Bicycle…

Distinguished, notable feminists Gloria Steinem, Irina Dunn, and Flo Kennedy have alternately been credited with popularizing the phrase, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”  While I’m all about feminism, living in a house full of women I have sometimes taken pause to wonder if said fish ought not to be the one called to relocate spiders, fix leaking pipes, and remove bloody piles of rodent parts left by the cats as tribute on the back porch?  I have learned, in my maturity, to defer to Tennyson:

“Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.”

A recently discovered image, however, has led me to question this whole man/fish/bicycle tricotomy.  I’m afraid I really don’t know what the hell to make of it.

 

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Commentary Photo I Like Poetry

War Poems For National Poetry Month: Thomas Hardy, The Man He Killed

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The Man He Killed by Thomas Hardy

“Had he and I but met
By some old ancient inn,
We should have sat us down to wet
Right many a nipperkin!
“But ranged as infantry,
And staring face to face,
I shot at him as he at me,
And killed him in his place.
“I shot him dead because —
Because he was my foe,
Just so: my foe of course he was;
That’s clear enough; although
“He thought he’d ‘list, perhaps,
Off-hand like — just as I —
Was out of work — had sold his traps —
No other reason why.
“Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down
You’d treat if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown.”
Why War Poems?  I explain here;
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Photo I Like

Random Photo Found via Google Search 4

Random photos from the internet to you, via me.

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About these posts and the photos in ’em: http://wp.me/p3AOvB-FN

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Uncategorized

Hello, My Name Is….

About a hundred people have posted versions of this here and there across the internet, and I love each and every one of them.

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