Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy As A Clam

Today is Monday, 29 October 2007.

The oldest known living animal is a clam found near Iceland, aged 405 to 410 years.

See: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/full.php.en?Id=382.

Unfortunately, this clam, alive since, say, 1600 CE, was killed in the process of "harvesting" and examination.

Obviously, this clam, during its life, did less harm than most so-called "civilized" human beings.

I'm reminded of the words of an American military gunman in South Vietnam: "We had to destroy the village in order to save it".

Not that humanity always gets it wrong on the larger scales. There's always Edith Piaf (as with, e.g., La Vie En Rose):

1 Comments:

Anonymous RtR said...

This clip defines incongruity to me. The waifish cabaret girl wearing a trollop's make-up singing with Mancini orchestration before a Londonesque music hall audience.

Here is my take on the closest that the U.S. has ever come to La Piaf in soul and genre but I would welcome argument backed with example:

Sweet Dreams

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