Various & Sundry XXIII

5 February, 2010
Rat Fink

You know the music from hearing it on a dozen commercials, but have you heard the entire piece? Very nice.

George Washington once wrote a list of 110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. Many contain words to live by; others are just downright awesome:

#4 – In the Presence of Others Sing not to yourself with a humming Noise, nor Drum with your Fingers or Feet.
#17 – Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Play’d Withal.
#38 – In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
#47 – Mock not nor Jest at any thing of importance, break no Jest that are Sharp Bitting and if you Deliver any thing witty and Pleasant, abstain from Laughing thereat yourself.
#90 – Being Set at meat, Scratch not, neither Spit, Cough, or blow your Nose, except there’s a Necessity for it.

You can read the entire list if you like. Definitely some funny (but completely sensible) stuff. How little things really change, eh?

Man I am late…I must fly, even though I’ve more to say. I’ve been shirking my RtB duties for the past day or two – I resolve to rectify that.

Going to Bando’s show tonight — I am now armed with a snow-worthy vehicle. (The Finkmobile is staying in for the night.) Bring on the snow!


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7 February, 2010 3:16 am

Hey, that’s a beautiful song.