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Wednesday, March 09, 2005
My bathroom reading lately has been Shakespeare's Complete Works. Whilst perusing it this morning I came upon sonnet 8, which a) I had forgotten was one of my favs, and b) is perhaps the earliest recorded instance of smacking down hataz.
Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?And then, of course, I realized how much it resembled Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young":
Come out Virginia, don't let me me waitNow, as my pops explained this to me, it's a taunt--only the good die young, and you're not dead yet, so what does that make you? Which is sort of what I want to say to people sometimes: we're all down here in the mud and the muck, so roll around in it with the rest of us. Don't be shy. Also: look, they're all singing for you, and if you don't like it, that just amuses the music. You by yourself ain't no fun. Joy delights in joy.
 No, seriously. I'm sorry.
 Confidential to Miss Clap: Shakespeare's COMPLETE Works.
 Definition there being very biased obvs.
 Just to say this going forward: I am being totally sincere about all of this, which may be more worrisome than the alternative, but still.