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reesetee commented on the word dogs of war
You're right, palooka. It is fun to say.
June 26, 2008
palooka commented on the word dogs of war
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.
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.
That's an excellent idea, yarb. I have just the mind-numbing meeting for it, too.
dontcry commented on the word dogs 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*
Good point. It's hardly worth crying "havoc!" if you're going to let slip the toy poodles of war.
sionnach commented on the word dogs of war
Let Ares doze, that other war
Is instantly declared once more
'Twixt those who follow
Precocious Hermes all the way
And those who without qualms obey
The sons of Hermes love to play
And only do their best when they
Are told they oughtn't;
Apollo's children never shrink
From boring jobs but have to think
Their 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 length
Battalions 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 thesis
Thou shalt not worship projects nor
Shalt thou or thine bow down before
Thou shalt not answer questionnaires
Or quizzes upon World-Affairs,
Nor with compliance
Take any test. Thou shalt not sit
With statisticians nor commit
A social science.
Thou shalt not be on friendly terms
With guys in advertising firms,
Nor speak with such
As read the Bible for its prose,
Nor, above all, make love to those
Who wash too much.
Thou shalt not live within thy means
Nor on plain water and raw greens.
If thou must choose
Between the chances, choose the odd;
Read The New Yorker, trust in God;
And take short views.
(from Auden's "Under Which Lyre")
One of the infamous Weimeraners of War
I need a poster size of that photo framed and hung in my office like, right now!
June 27, 2008
Make that two poster sized photos. That's great!
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