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Thursday, November 14, 2002

Dew-Picked and Flown to Iraq

Juan Gato attempts to net the Coelacanth of Journalism, Helen Thomas. He objects to the tired "drumbeat of war" phrase which Some People seem to use in lieu of thought these days. So I tried to think of some farm-fresh phrases we might use instead:

the trumpet blare of war
the bell ring of war
the triangle ding of war
the flute toot of war
the piccolo tweet of war
the guitar strum of war
the sax wail of war
the kazoo buzz of war
the bagpipe skirl of war
the tuba oompah of war
the wa-wa wokka-chikka of war
the pompatus of love

OK, I threw that last one in there to see if you were awake.

C'mon, think of your own! It's fun! Sure beats a poke in the eye with rusty scissors any day. Or reading a Helen Thomas column.