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(Boston Globe)   Today in history. Charge of the light brigade, Cuban missile crisis   ( boston.com) divider line
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2001-10-25 09:38:29 AM  
They fail to mention that today is also Saint Crispin's day.

2001-10-25 09:40:24 AM  
My boobies are delightfully tender and need special attention
2001-10-25 09:40:48 AM  
As in "Onward Crispin Glover"?
2001-10-25 09:43:20 AM  
No, as in Henry V, by Will Shakespeare, Act V, Scene 3 -

This day is called the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
2001-10-25 09:49:55 AM  
Thanks Neuroid, you just made this night shift a whole lot better.
2001-10-25 10:13:49 AM  
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2001-10-25 10:40:47 AM  
Thank you so much, Neuroid.
2001-10-25 10:54:19 AM  
<modest>Oh, twas nothing...don't mention it.</modest>

<haxor>5h4k35p34r3 Ru13z!</haxor>
2001-10-25 11:04:02 AM  
Can I submit this link for tomorrow?
2001-10-25 11:34:19 AM  

on tuesday, the 23rd, it was Weird Al Yankovic's birthday
on wednesday, the 24th, Annie Taylor was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (1901)
on thursday, the 25th, the charge of the light brigade


It's Hillary's Birthday!
2001-10-25 01:29:35 PM  
Dude. Henry V, is that like Malcolm X?
2001-10-25 01:44:18 PM  
All right I was kidding.

Brought a tear to the Oompster's eye, it did.
2001-10-25 01:53:44 PM  
Malcolm X? Naw, that was just a cheesy hollywood re-make...


2001-10-25 10:42:55 PM  
The Kennith Branaugh version, with Henry carrying the body of his page across the body strewn battlefield while "Non Nobis Domine" plays.
Ahhhhhh, the sweet pain of it.
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