Thursday, December 22, 2011

Have You Forgotten What We Were Like Then When We Were Still First Rate and the Day Came Fat with an Apple in Its Mouth

Please read this sentence from a New York Times article on how (boofuckinghoo) stressful a job Air Force drone pilots have:

A smaller but still significant number — including a quarter of Global Hawk sensor operators — had what the Air Force called “clinical distress,” which was defined as anxiety, depression or stress severe enough to affect an operator’s job performance or family life.

Consider that or, third word from end of sentence, why isn't it an and and what that might and not mean.


Frank O'Hara

Have you forgotten what we were like then
when we were still first rate
and the day came fat with an apple in its mouth

it's no use worrying about Time
but we did have a few tricks up our sleeves
and turned some sharp corners

the whole pasture looked like our meal
we didn't need speedometers
we could manage cocktails out of ice and water

I wouldn't want to be faster
or greener than now if your were with me O you
were the best of all my days


  1. You'd think these foreign kids would have learned by now to duck and cover. Sheesh.

    Auf wiedersehen.

  2. I don't get a person who supports Occupy saying 'boofuckinghoo' about other sorts of exploited workers. I really don't get it.

  3. Yeh, Landru gave me friendly grief too. I'll either get into it more soon or not onblog.

    Short: My initial reaction was the NYT making victims the model airplaners who sit safe and remote and kill people. It's more complex than that of course, especially regarding the families those model airplaners go home too, so more later, probably.

  4. I have in the course of time had reason to meet folks who sit in bunkers and wait to push the button. Think for a minute what that does to their heads. Just give it a chance.

    And we ask them to do it.