"A Copse. Evening"

"A Copse. Evening"
A. Y. Jackson, 1918
"I don't make hell for nobody. I'm only the instrument of a laughing providence. Sometimes I don't like it myself, but I couldn't help it if I was born smart."

1st Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden.
"From here to Eternity"

Paul Valery

"You are in love with intelligence, until it frightens you. For your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint. Your acts of pity and cruelty are absurd, committed with no calm, as if they were irresistible. Finally, you fear blood more and more. Blood and time."

The Wisdom of the Ages

"When a young man, I read somewhere the following: God the Almighty said, 'All that is too complex is unnecessary, and it is simple that is needed',"

Mikhail Kalashnikov
"Here lies the bravest soldier I've seen since my mirror got grease on it."

Zapp Brannigan

Thursday, May 29, 2014

BULLSHIT!

This has been around a lot the past few days what with the taxpayer-patriots gettin' all gushy about Memorial Day and all. And this is so full of shit.
Where to begin... I've been to Vashon Island, didn't see the bike but what I do know is that I didn't cross into Canada to get there.
So, in 1914 an American boy leans what looks like the bike I rode in first grade against a tree and goes to fight in France... for the French or the Brits, who? It's not inconceivable as Americans did volunteer, Ernest Hemmingway and Allan Seeger for example. It's just not likely.
It doesn't look like a bike Hemmingway or Seeger would have ridden anyway because - it's a little kid's bike!
That's not a 1914 bicycle. Like I said, it looks just like mine did in 1960.
It's also over ten feet up in the tree.
Ever see a tree grow around a fence.
Did you notice how they don't pick the fence up and fling it into the air - slowly. They leave it where it is and flow/grow around it.
Someone stuck this bike, forgotten in 1954, higher in the tree at a later date. It looks as if they hung it from a branch and pissed off the tree in the process.
Snopes was on the case back in December. 
Jesus, People. Pay attention.



2 comments:

duanebessette said...

Interesting comments. It's refreshing to read stuff that's thought out rather than regurgitated from some doctrinaire's playbook.

Vic Gregg said...

As a taxpayer and patriot.....I agree with you. Bullshit.

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