whom the gods destroy
The other day I got an announcement from the old Stanford creative-writing email list:
Exploring European-American Identity through creative writing and spokenword - led by Aya de Leon
Jan.22 - Feb. 26
Harmony House, 561 Lomita Drive (at Santa Teresa)
FREE and OPEN to anyone of European-American heritage (students, faculty,staff, local community members)
I suppose it was only a matter of time before this happened.
In college we spent a lot of time wondering why the slogan on the Lipton teabags was "The 'BRISK' Tea," with quote marks. My theory was that it was ironic, as in "Oh, 'Lipton.' That's pretty 'brisk.'" Mr. Cameron Shelton offered the competing theory that someone had said "brisk" at some point, and suggested as a likely candidate the mustached ship captain who also appears on the teabag.
I see that our chief executive has declared a War on Recession. We must be fighting five or six different wars on abstract concepts at this point. In the spirit of matching funds, I hereby declare:
1) War on Itchy Shirts;
2) War on Teen Pop;
3) War on Flavorless Polenta From the HyVee;
4) War on the Inability to Distinguish Between "Its" and "It's";
5) War on Leaving the House.
God is with us.