I rolled over to Roy Edroso's place this morning, and came upon his notice of this comdedy gold mine at what I take to be a popular rightwing blog called The Gates of Vienna. The Gates are holding a slogan contest, you see, looking for some sort of World-War-I style Kill-the-Hun type of thing to rally the . . . well, not the troops, who appear to be rallied just about to the breaking point. To rally, I suppose, the warriors of words, those brave blogospherians just itching to compose a new Chanson de Roland for our Saracen-filled era. Between references to the Borg, the Lord of the Rings, and, dog help us, Babylon 5, there are a number of characterological insights into the dhimmitudinous depths of rightwing cubicle colonels everywhere. My favorite:
Remember Hagia Sofia!Personally will never forgive. I, personally, will never forgive the English Lord of Shrewsbury for his ignominious defeat at the hands of Jean Bureau, which likewise occurred in 1453, but should our Anglo allies determine that the French indeed pose the sort of grave danger to the West that just a few short months ago they were said to pose, well, I hereby stake claim:
(One of many things that I, personally, will never forgive.)
Remember the Battle of Castillon!