Briefly noted

Reposted because it amuses me. Right before Saddam Hussein’s execution, I wrote:

As my AP English teacher told us when we read Billy Budd by Herman Melville “A criminal is hanged, a man is hung.”

Yet another piece of 19th century arcana that the Bush administration has made necessary in the modern world.

In other news, I’m currently packing furiously. I’ll be scheduling some posts to go up over the next week or so, since I’ll be driving west to Oakland, CA, and will have little or no internet access during the drive and probably until I actually find an apartment. Anyone with a nice, inexpensive, one room apartment or studio in the area is welcome to email me with details.

Meanwhile, you’ll be enjoying a selection from the archives.

Comments

  1. #1 Scott Belyea
    July 27, 2007

    As my AP English teacher told us when we read Billy Budd by Herman Melville “A criminal is hanged, a man is hung.”

    Speaking of Blazing Saddles

    “Bart … Bart – they told us you was hung!”

    “And they was right…”

  2. #2 SLC
    July 27, 2007

    Mr. Rosenau is about to find out how expensive housing is in the San Francisco bay area. It ain’t Kansas!

  3. #3 peg
    July 27, 2007

    You’re moving…leaving Kansas…what are we to do? Keep your blog going so we can stay in touch with you.

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