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September 26, 2002

Gah! To Brooklyn once more

Gah! To Brooklyn once more for jury duty. Let's hope I'm similarly fortunate, as I've been for the remainder of this week. Yes, I would actually prefer going to work.

Grr. Arrgh. Apparently I am the dread pirate Black Anne Bonney. My description: Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr! Find out your pirate name! (Thanks, Zeebah!)

Christopher Hitchens reviews the new biography on Byron. His introduction discusses the conversation between Anne and Benwick in Persuasion. I'm pleasantly surprised - when he's not spewing political polemics and constantly attacking anyone who questions his positions, Hitchens is a tolerable read.

Yours, &c., LC | 01:45 PM | Writing & Language | Comments (2)

Comments

i am more than crazy and quite unpredictable. i am MAD HARRY BONNEY. arr.

Posted by: marco at September 27, 2002 08:33 AM

Every pirate is a little bit crazy. I, though, am more than just a little bit. I am Mad Tom Rackham (that's RACKem, not rack-ham, ya landlubber!)

Posted by: Scott at September 27, 2002 11:06 AM