JW: I need a good ending sentence for this cover letter.
ML: Hm, how about…”And then, amid the hoarse and terrible roar of the one remaining jet engine, a peculiar peace drew over him. ‘It wasn’t such a bad way to go,’ he thought. ‘Bloodied and screaming.’”
ML: Will that do?
According to PNC Wealth Management the cost of all the items in “The 12 Days of Christmas” has surged 9.2% this year to $23,439.38. The main drivers of the increase are: three French hens +233%, two turtle doves +79%, and five golden rings +30%. Four items stayed flat: the pear tree, four calling birds, six geese a laying, and eight maids a milking.
Who’d have guessed the price for a milk maid would hold steady in this economic environment? Also, shorting French hens on the year? SUCH A BAD CALL! This is what happens when your broker is an elf.
Tom Holland, “The Persian Way of War“ Lapham’s Quarterly (Winter 2008)
Wow, Persia…high opinion of yourself much? But can you imagine a state that had this much confidence in itself to the extent that it felt like it transcended history. Like, we are so great that the natural order is victory and anything other than that is a mere dip into unnatural disorder and thus is not worthy of record. The historiographical dispositions of different cultures is interesting and says a lot about how they viewed themselves and how they viewed time and space. Some took great pains to preserve their doings, whereas others, like the Persians, looked down their noses at the same process.
- It’s Always Overcast in Omsk
- It’s Always Bleak in Balakovo
Massively corrupt studio executives took time away from their usual work of fostering age-disparate relationships with young pop stars of their own making to deliberate the question of a name more suited to Russia. Previous hopes for internationally syndicated spinoff/adaptation foundered when a British vehicle, It’s Always Raining Quite Drearily in Driffield, tested poorly with a studio audience earlier this year.
ML: who got the world cup and when, again?
AC: russia 2018, qatar 2022
ML: russia is such a hot mess
AC: ya and qatar is hot, as in literally, 150 degrees in june
Not entirely true, but well worth posting for the anti-Cleveland sentiment.
Voice 1: God, I think am going to have a panic attack.
Voice 2: Don’t. Or if you do, make it spectacular.