This is about as political as I'm going to get this year...

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  1. In the first Presidential debate Mr. Romney, in listing government programs he would cut, mentioned PBS which hosts the program Sesame Street. So after the debate the internet filled up with all sorts of hilarious calls to save Big Bird.

  2. Most of your writing is *highly* political.  I think perhaps you mean partisan. ;-)

  3. Is Big Bird related to "The Great Speckled Bird"?


  4. This is getting a bit highbrow for me.  P'raps I can lower the tone with this alternative big bird ditty:

    The WindhoverTo Christ Our Lord

    I caught this morning morning's minion, king-dom of daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his ridingOf the rolling level underneath him steady air, and stridingHigh there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wingIn his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing,As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and glidingRebuffed the big wind. My heart in hidingStirred for a bird, – the achieve of, the mastery of the thing.

    Brute beauty and valour and act, oh, air, pride, plume, hereBuckle! AND the fire that breaks from thee then, a billionTimes told lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier! No wonder of it: shéer plód makes plough down sillionShine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear,Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermilion.

    Gerard Manley Hopkins

  5. I like to think so. Though many readers think I actually am partisan but just hiding it.

    And my response is: Isn't that a key part of not being partisan? Having views but not denigrating others?

  6. Richard, here is a family story that relates directly to your post. Big Bird and the U.S. National Guard. If you can't post the link, at least I hope you will enjoy this yourself. The post is from my daughter's blog in London.

  7. Oh, I much prefer this one:

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