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sionnach commented on the word dogs of war
Now with maps: Satirical WWI maps of Europe
November 30, 2008
asativum commented on the word dogs of war
You laugh. But it's well established that Aries had two pugs and a Pomeranian.
June 27, 2008
rolig commented on the word dogs of war
Thanks for the Auden poem, Sionnach! It's what I seem to be living by.
palooka commented on the word dogs of war
Make that two poster sized photos. That's great!
dontcry commented on the word dogs of war
I need a poster size of that photo framed and hung in my office like, right now!
One of the infamous Weimeraners of War
June 26, 2008
Let Ares doze, that other warIs instantly declared once more'Twixt those who followPrecocious Hermes all the wayAnd those who without qualms obeyPompous Apollo.The sons of Hermes love to playAnd only do their best when theyAre told they oughtn't;Apollo's children never shrinkFrom boring jobs but have to thinkTheir work important.If he would leave the self alone,Apollo's welcome to the throne,Fasces and falcons;He loves to rule, has always done it;The earth would soon, did Hermes run it,Be like the Balkans.In our morale must lie our strength:So, that we may behold at lengthRouted Apollo'sBattalions melt away like fog,Keep well the Hermetic Decalogue,Which runs as follows:--Thou shalt not do as the dean pleases,Thou shalt not write thy doctor's thesisOn education,Thou shalt not worship projects norShalt thou or thine bow down beforeAdministration.Thou shalt not answer questionnairesOr quizzes upon World-Affairs,Nor with complianceTake any test. Thou shalt not sitWith statisticians nor commitA social science.Thou shalt not be on friendly termsWith guys in advertising firms,Nor speak with suchAs read the Bible for its prose,Nor, above all, make love to thoseWho wash too much.Thou shalt not live within thy meansNor on plain water and raw greens.If thou must chooseBetween the chances, choose the odd;Read The New Yorker, trust in God;And take short views.(from Auden's "Under Which Lyre")
reesetee commented on the word dogs of war
Good point. It's hardly worth crying "havoc!" if you're going to let slip the toy poodles of war.
This makes me wonder what kind of dogs war. Wouldn't it be funny is someome cried "havoc" and then let slip a bunch of basset hounds, or whippets?! *snort*
That's an excellent idea, yarb. I have just the mind-numbing meeting for it, too.
yarb commented on the word dogs of war
Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!I try and say it as often as possible in the office environment.
It's an evocative phrase: "unleash the dogs of war." First used by Shakespeare ("let slip the dogs of war" per wikipedia), the dogs of war has been the title of a novel, a movie, an album, a computer game, etc.
You're right, palooka. It is fun to say.