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Thursday, 7 February 2013
Just-Published Book Has Something For Everybody

Thirty Shades of Grey's Anatomy of Melancholy.

Judging this book by its title -- and nowadays, what with Kindle and Nook, it's getting hard to judge a book by the only other conceivable alternative, its cover -- it is an elaboration on the theme of the venerable Latin adage,  Post Coitum Omne Animal Triste. Or as G. B. Shaw observed, "Sex is what you always want until after you've just had it."

You can read this in hardcover ($19.95) or, if you prefer, you can order it up on the screen of one of those hand-held devices everyone is so enthusiastic about.

Posted on 02/07/2013 7:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
7 Feb 2013
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Human Choices
Or: Is God Or Chivalry Dead?
Good To The Last Sup
While others drown
Passed a bitter cup
For Molly Brown:
Knees up, Buttercup!
While we're not entirely certain that Miss Molly had gone down on the captain, we sure as Hell went down with the ship.
Communing With The Mermaids,
The Sore Chaplains,
RMS Titanic
Tags; burial at sea, the America's Cup, 50 ways to leave your lifeboat, sinkin' like another Lincoln, with chalice for all, North Atlantic, hypothermia, Hydriotaphia, Stiff Little Fingers, Nobody's Heroes, give a toast to the ones you love most, from the ocean bottom, bottoms up! (apologies to Shel Silverstein) human voices screeching each to each, "a berg is not a beach," Herman's Hermit Crabs should have been a pair of ragged claws, "Mrs. Brown, you've got a lovely daughter," knees together!

7 Feb 2013
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Apparently there actually was a firm of lawyers in Victorian London called Mann, Rogers and Greaves.

7 Feb 2013
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Question for study and discussion: how do those hand-held devices come into it?

8 Feb 2013
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Yes, Gray Matters
" do those hand-held devices come into it?"
Thinking of an old black-and-white Kindle, I considered posting "50 Shades of Grayscale," but alas, was googlewhacked when checking for originality. That black cloud (which had been dogging me ala Churchill) cleared when, after considering the subtle shades of meaning emanating from the firing of Mr. Fitzgerald's synapses, found no apparent other takers of 50 shades of éminence grise.
Tags; the boy stood on the burning dreck, 50 pale shades of john fire 

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