May 18 2013

For The WiS2 Crowd

Wish I could be there, instead of grading seventeen stacks of stuff here.

I hear there is a lot of good stuff going on, and a vocal handful trying to deny that. Anyway, I don’t have time for more, but this one from not that long ago seems all too appropriate again:

There was poison in the water
And it wasn’t fit to drink;
So we got ourselves together
And we had a little think…

We were told to “just ignore it”
We were told “it’s not so bad”
We were told that sanitation
Was a silly, passing fad

We could just avoid the fountain
We could just avoid the taps,
And the problem would resolve itself
Eventually, perhaps

There are sensible precautions—
Keep your mouth shut as you shower;
If you’re feeling really thirsty,
Maybe boil it for an hour

There are antidotes available
Or so, at least, we’re told,
But they’re getting hard to find these days
And some are rather old

If we get our act together,
We can do it! I can tell…

…And it won’t disturb the fellows
Who are shitting in the well.


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  1. 1

    Wow, I love that this scans (reasonably) to Turkey in the Straw.

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    Mattir, Another One With Boltcutters

    This has been an incredibly depressing weekend, and I AM here.

  3. 3

    Yeah, Turley in the Straw for me, too.
    Love it!

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    How dare you try to silence well-shitters, Cuttlefish.

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    Thank you.

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