December 7th, 2008

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Eewww...

The cable local government access channel in Des Moines alternates between cheesy city govenrment videos, interminable city council and planning meetings, and programming that shows assorted videos of art--theater, musical performance, movies, and so forth. This morning, one of the clips was of a song that turns out to be from a 1929 musical, New Moon. The song is "Stout-Hearted Men," and one line struck me as bizarre:

"Start me with ten who are stout-hearted men, and I'll soon give you ten thousand more..."
 
I thought, "What? Do they reproduce like amoebas?"
  • Current Mood
    silly silly
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Good news

Anh Cao has won in an election delayed by Hurricane Gustav, defeating William Jefferson, the Democrat found with $90,000 in marked bills in his deep freeze (but who nevertheless was on the ballot). Cao will be the first Vietnamese-American Congressman. Details at the Times-Picayune web site.
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    relieved relieved