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April 2, 2012

Hope of the day


Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.
-- Shelley

Image Via Don Surber

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 2, 2012 1:52 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I like it...started to think of him as "Obymandias" shortly after he was elected and began what sure looks like a campaign to stomp through the country like Godzilla rampaging through the bad parts of town.

Posted by: RigelDog at April 2, 2012 4:50 PM

The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.


Posted by: Gray at April 2, 2012 11:04 PM

Christ, Gerard.... I just never thought I would live in these times.

I grew up reading this stuff; I stuffed it in my mental rucksack and carried them while I did Good Things in the Army. I would pull them out once in a while, along with A.E Housman, Yeats, Coleridge, Milton and John Donne. I just never thought I would need them. I didn't think I would live in a world where we needed them again....

Posted by: Gray at April 2, 2012 11:17 PM

The illustration of the crashed "big O" needs a few flies circling around, denoting the stink being given off.

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at April 3, 2012 7:14 AM

Strangely the crashed O reminds of the crashed alien ship in the first "Alien" movie, the one where they find the alien monster eggs.

When I first saw the Obama symbol in 2008 it reminded me of the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings (look at it upside down).
Might be just me, but why does this guys symbols always evoke dark echoes?

Posted by: Kyle Kiernan at April 3, 2012 8:31 AM

Ah, Gray, that is the enduring value of a classic education.

Posted by: vanderleun at April 3, 2012 9:29 AM

Hey Gerard, I did a entire parody of "Ozymandias" called "Obymandias" Here, check it out. It's pretty good

I met a pundit from a Beltway land who said
Two cracked and polished screens of glass
Lie in a Rose Garde-

Wait a minute, I've done this. I think it got posted somewhere. Hold on ... OK, here it is


Posted by: Callmelennie at April 3, 2012 10:11 AM

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