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A Pleasing Labor Day to You All

Propaganda by the War Production Board, 1943, courtesy World War II History….

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“New Orleans is not fast or energetic or efficient, not a go-get-’em Calvinist well-ordered city.”

—from “What It Means to Miss New Orleans” by Mark Childress, in The New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 2005.

“There will be pictures of bodies falling from the twin towers, beheaded kidnapping victims in Iraq and corpses still floating in the waterways of New Orleans five days after the disaster that caused them. It’s already clear this will be known as the grueling decade, the Hobbesian decade.”

—from “The Bursting Point,” an Op-Ed column by David Brooks in The New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 2005.


The Unspoken Vasquez: James Cameron’s Aliens, First Folio

by Michael Rottman

Excerpted from a manuscript discovered in a cedar trunk at James Cameron’s estate sale:Sc. 30HUDSONHey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?VASQUEZThe question cleaves to Hudson—hast thou? (Aside) The jackanapes disturbs me not, though I, Unwomanly and hard…

Polish Fact

Two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red (bottom); similar to the flags of Indonesia and Monaco which are red (top) and white (bottom)

Learn a Foreign Tongue!

Learn Français!:
Quoi-ques; évidemms; ainsi bourdonnz.
Whatevs; obvs; so buzz.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2005   |    Daily Garfield® Digest

Standing and Delivering

The awkward human wishes to be alone. The cat offers to stand guard.