Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Little Pentapede, and other Children's Songs

The Little Pentapede
The Little Pentapede went up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the bastard out!
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,
And there in the gutter were its broken remains!

Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle went to town
Upon a pentapede
But something that drinks your blood
Is not a very good steed.

Yankee Doodle, get some blood!
Get a fresh transfusion!
Pentapede venom works fast,
And causes some confusion!

Monday, August 06, 2007

8:15 AM, August 6th, 1945. Hiroshima, Japan.

Today is the 62nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Radgeek points us to Dulce Et Decorum Est: 2007-08-06, a post in memorandum of those 140,000 people who died because of the bombing. Radgeek says,
"As far as I am aware, the atomic bombing of the Hiroshima city center, which deliberately targeted a civilian center and killed over half of the people living in the city, remains the deadliest act of terrorism in the history of the world."

The City Born Great - How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

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