Joy and Temperance and Repose
Slam the door in the doctor’s nose.
Argumentum Ad Hominem
When someone refutes your argument and you cannot counter-refute his refutation, what do you do?
Why, you simply ban it!
Back when Uncle Garabed was a federal employee stationed at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, some auditors from the Army Audit Agency came around to inspect the books. One of them introduced himself as Frank Galantay. UG asked him if his surname had anything to do with a region in Hungary called Galanta. He immediately responded, “Why, yes. That’s where my father is from, and that’s how the family got its name. How come you know that?” UG answered that he appreciated classical music and was acquainted with a suite of dances arranged by the Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly, which he called “Dances from Galanta.”
The Democrats are in a real bind. They won’t get elected unless things get worse—and things won’t get worse unless they’re elected.
… Jeane Kirkpatrick
Not On the Up And Up
Anno: Dear, you never play golf with Bedo anymore
Edo: Would you play golf with a cheat who moves the ball and fools with the scorecard?
Anno: I should say not!
Edo: Well, neither will Bedo.
What’s in a Name?
Setrakian/Setragian: Babylonian in origin, identified as a proper name after a Babylonian god, Shadrach is the name of a Biblical character described in the Book of Daniel. His original Hebrew name was Hananiah.