Thursday, February 14, 2013

Quote of the day: Fr'm the rockin' chair

"Ye can make ye'ersilf as brave as ye want an' as cool, ye avide mussin' ye'er clothes, ye flavor with danger to suit th' taste, an' ye get a good dale more applause an' get it quicker thin th' other kind iv hayro. F'r manny years I've shot all me tigers fr'm this rockin' chair."

-- Finley Peter Dunne, 1899.

Quoted by Charlie Pierce, who would never, ever use this as an tee-up to go after the shameful new practice of awarding higher-than-Bronze-Star medals to the people sitting at their Game Boy consoles in Langley, Virginia, directing the drone attacks in Pakistan.

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