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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Quirky Update

I've often joked about being a hermit in the past, but I can now say, without the slightest hyperbole, that I am just that. I now understand that hermits, unlike poets, are made, not born.

I'm currently reading up on the Victorian literature component of my 19th century comp. I know I've been reading too much of it because I saw Queen Victoria in a dream last night. I don't remember anything else, and the monarch didn't look like the usual Queen Victoria, but I knew it was her (it's funny how that happens in dreams, i.e. you "know" someone is someone, even if they appear different).

On the lighter side of the news, my former sketchy neighbour next door sent me this delightful American commercial (I'll bet dollars to donuts that it's from somewhere in the bible belt).

Without getting into the asinine and pointless debate about guns, here is the full text of the infamous 2nd amendment:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Added to this is the fact that this amendment was ratified in 1791, a mere 15 years after America won its independence. I think this makes it clear what the founding fathers had in mind, though I agree that they probably should have made it a little clearer.


Anonymous former flaky girl next door said...

I own the rights to the word "hermit"

11:21 a.m.  

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