Monday, May 30, 2011

Band of Brothers

Happy Memorial Day

He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,

    And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
    And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.'
    Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
    And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'
    Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
    But he'll remember, with advantages,
    What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
    Familiar in his mouth as household words-
    Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
    Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
    Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered-
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

St. Crispen's Day Speech
  Shakespeare's HENRY V
C. 1599

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Busy Being Born

Happy 70th, Bob.

Here's a video of Dylan's first national television appearance, 
for posterity's sake.  

For all the Dylan birthday banter you can handle, visit


Randall Mario Poffo 
11.15.52 - 5.20.11

Be you in Heaven with Miss Elizabeth
or Hell with Sensational Sherri,
farewell Macho King.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hold On A Minute

And I'm all right, yeah, I think I'm fine
My savior lives in telephones
And I just dream of you and step outside
Dial up and hope that you're home

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