These thirty-two words deal with memory, decay, and nostalgia, from the emotionally charged to the banal, from suffer and terror and glories to lunch and sofa and aargh--as in, there are the glories of recorded history and then the audience's possible reaction, "Aargh
, give me a break." Finally, at the very end, entirely different source material appears, derived from the films of Sarah Bernhardt and an HBO special by Robin Williams.
The third appendix shows a very interesting list of suggested reading, and the fourth discusses Clause 28, an English law that attempted to deny the existence of homosexuality, and where the roots of this poem has it's place, as the work first appeared in a comic (AARGH
!) created in protest of this law.
The Mirror of Love originally appeared in 1988 in a publication called AARGH
! (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia).
Finally, thanks to the Top 49ers companies that filled out and sent in one more (Aargh
! (2) In the second place, the following RCL texts were not dealt with at all: Mark 6:14-29 (July 13), Mark 6:30-34,55-56 (July 20), John 6:1-21 (July 27), John 6:24-35 (August 3).
Somewhere in the mysterious land of technical publications, schematics, editorial archives and databases, Ixiasoft has developed a document database server component for system integrators that takes the AARGH
! out of archiving.
! I have short hair, and there is nothing cute I can do with it at the beach to keep it from just looking like it's lying there.
Then I hit this sentence: "In Chicago, elementary school children earn time dollars for tutoring other kids, and get a computer after 100 hours of service." Aargh
! What a perversion of a terrific idea.
The frequent homilies are grotesque: "You should arm yourself with these time-released vitamins: Patience, Perseverance, and Prudence!" "One of the first rules of growing up is `Learn to Manage our Anger.' Next, `If you don't mean it, don't say it.' And then, `If you don't know it, don't tell it?'" Aargh
! The text should have been proofread.
Dad didn't grow up with a wiffle ball, a dart board, the teddy bear, the metronome (aargh
!), the dollhouse, that bike.
Yessirree, pulling a gun on a bad guy makes 'em just fold up and go away." Aargh
. The pointing of a gun at a human being, or otherwise making it reasonably and prudently clear to that person that you were about to shoot him, constitutes the very serious felony of aggravated assault.
!" you say, realizing you've just hit the base like an out-of-control snowplow.