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  • Slow-Footed Female Scorpions Quicker to Sting

    06/06/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Female scorpions may sting more quickly to compensate for their slower running speed, new research shows. And that sluggish running, and extra female fierceness, may be a result of the extra weight they carry from pregnancy, the researchers said. "The females are heavier, and they can't sprint as fast," said study co-author Bradley Carlson, an ecologist at The Pennsylvania State University. "Heavier ones have to compensate for that by stinging more." [In Photos: Top 10 Deadliest Animals ] Top 10 Fastest Land Animals Past studies had suggested that female scorpions tended to be extra aggressive, wielding their venom-packed stingers more...
  • Tommy - by Rudyard Kipling (1890)

    05/26/2014 9:13:22 AM PDT · by llevrok · 17 replies
    http://faxmentis.org/html/kipling.html ^ | 3/1/1890 | Rudyard Kipling
    I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away"; But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play, The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play. I went into a theatre as sober as...
  • Sunday Movie Break~ Gunga Din

    04/27/2014 4:20:57 PM PDT · by mylife · 46 replies
    kipling ^ | 1939 | rudyard kipling
    One of the best films ever and a great Sunday film
  • The Law of the Jungle

    01/18/2014 1:33:48 PM PST · by waterhill · 39 replies
    a long time ago | Kipling
    Love me some Kipling
  • Happy New Year!

    12/31/2012 12:44:23 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 31, 2012 | Dan Miller
    2012 was a grim year. There have been many others. May 2013 and all following years be far better! It's pretty much up to us. There have been reasons for sadness.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0MklIdTiaU?feature=player_detailpage] Video link If we are to survive as a constitutional republic, our hopes and our spirits must remain high even in the face of defeat.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GowMI4wvmU4?feature=player_detailpage] Video link We all have work to do. This should help us to do it. One of my favorite poets, Rudyard Kipling, wroteIF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you...
  • We Are Liberals; They Are Serviles

    07/17/2011 9:46:04 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/11 | William A. Levinson
    The concept that the power to name a thing is the power to control that thing was prevalent in the beliefs of many ancient societies, and it holds true in many ways even today. In fact, the psychological science behind this belief -- specifically the fact that whichever side controls the language of an argument controls the argument itself -- shows how the collectivist left has perpetrated an identity theft of unprecedented proportions. The left has stolen the True Name of Conservatism and used that Name to promote a collectivist or even totalitarian agenda that goes against everything that Name...
  • Revisiting a beloved classic from my childhood

    05/30/2011 6:45:02 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 58 replies
    Self | 5/30/'11 | Zionist Conspirator
    My life is undergoing a bit of a disruption right now (hence my ceasing to post the weekly Torah readings). But to calm my nerves I have been re-reading the original Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling. This is the first time I have done so in a very long time, and I am amazed at how much I remember. Those stories really make an impression. I have read all the Mowgli stories before (except for "In the Rukh," which I recently read online), but except for "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" I had not read any of the non-Mowgli stories in the Jungle Books...
  • IF (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

    03/20/2011 6:16:53 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies
    The velveted paws of the typing tabby ^ | 03-20-2011 | grey_whisker
    If If you can keep your smile when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But feel superior because OF their doubting too; If you can claim you are the one for whom we're waiting, Or, throw others under the bus, yet deal in lies, Or, watch Reverend Wright for twenty years and not see hating, And keep cred both in the 'hood, and midst the wise; If you can Dream - with a book "Dreams From My Father"; But writing for Harvard Law Review just...
  • Glenn Beck: The Gods of the Copybook Headings

    06/10/2010 8:05:46 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 6 replies · 341+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | June 10, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    "RUDYARD KIPLING 1865-1936 " Glenn had some fun during his second hour mocking the abject stupidity and craven ignorance of people like Rosie O'Donnell and Helen Thomas. (Listen to audio 3:44) In his second hour Glenn had more fun with a handful of the 512 comments left at a Huffington Post review of the newly released trailer (above) promoting Glenn's book "The Overton Window" due out five days from now. (Listen to audio 2:39) Glenn knows that anything with his name attached to it will attract derisive comments. And it certainly did, with most of the brainiac commenters on the...
  • The Man Who Would Be King (What Kipling tells us about Barack Obama)

    06/28/2010 7:18:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 27, 2010 | Bret Stephens
    'The slut's bitten me!' says he, clapping his hand to his neck, and, sure enough, his hand was red with blood. Billy Fish and two of his men catches hold of Dan by the shoulders and drags him into the Bashkai lot, while the priests howl in their lingo, 'Neither God nor devil, but a man!' And so it came to pass that Barack Obama, like Kipling's "Emperor" Daniel Dravot, was bitten, bloodied and forsaken. If you've read "The Man Who Would Be King" or seen the film, you know how it ends: Dravot, self-proclaimed divinity and King of Kafiristan,...
  • "The City Of Brass": prophetic poem by Kipling

    04/09/2010 11:37:09 PM PDT · by VeritatisSplendor · 4 replies · 484+ views
    Public domain | 1909 | Rudyard Kipling
    Title: "The City Of Brass" Author: Rudyard Kipling 1909 Here was a people whom after their works thou shalt see wept over for their lost dominion: and in this palace is the last information respecting lords collected in the dust. _The Arabian Nights_ _In a land that the sand overlays--the ways to her gates are untrod-- A multitude ended their days whose fates were made splendid by God, Till they grew drunk and were smitten with madness and went to their fall, And of these is a story written: but Allah alone knoweth all!_ When the wine stirred in their...
  • Obama, Kipling, and the Bomb

    04/06/2010 6:29:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 618+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 6, 2010 | Roger Kimball
    So, Barack Obama, in pursuit of a world in which nuclear weapons are “obsolete,” just announced [1] that he is “revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions” under which the United States would use such weapons. To set an “example” to other nations, the president also announced that the United States was renouncing the development of any new nuclear weapons. What sort of “example” do you suppose this sets? To begin to comprehend what the president has in mind, contemplate these two declarations, just reported in The New York Times: For the first time, the United States is...
  • Rudyard Kipling, India and Edward Said [Defending Kipling from his Muslim Detractors!]

    03/01/2010 7:55:39 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 16 replies · 934+ views
    New English Review ^ | March 2010 | Ibn Warraq
    There is a marvellous passage in Kim where Kipling good-humouredly pats himself on the back and is asking for our applause for the way that he has totally immersed himself in India, and has mastered all the nuances of caste, creed and etiquette. Practically every Westerner writing gushingly about India commits unforgiveable solecisms- there are traps for the unwary and untutored. Modern films like the ridiculous “Gandhi’ are the most egregious sinners. Here is the passage from Kim....
  • On the Greatness of Kipling's Kim

    02/13/2010 10:07:20 PM PST · by flowerplough · 6 replies · 271+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 13 Feb | James Lewis
    When Rudyards cease from Kipling And Haggards Ryde no more ... So goes the wittiest couplet in English. But it falls short by pairing two writers who are only superficially alike: Ryder Haggard and Rudyard Kipling. Only Kipling comes close to real greatness when he is at his best, even on a par with Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy. We are not supposed to know this because Rudyard Kipling is (wrongly) damned by the Left for his supposed British imperialism and aggravated normalcy. The Left controls the organs of propaganda, and in Britain, the cultural Left has been in control for...
  • The Servant When He Reigneth [A poem by Rudyard Kipling

    12/24/2009 10:03:50 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies · 923+ views
    Poem Hunter ^ | Rudyard Kipling
    For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear. For a servant when he reigneth, and a fool when he is filled with meat; for an odious woman when she is married, and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress. -- Prov. XXX. 21-22-23. Three things make earth unquietAnd four she cannot brookThe godly Agur counted themAnd put them in a book --Those Four Tremendous CursesWith which mankind is cursed;But a Servant when He ReignethOld Agur entered first.An Handmaid that is MistressWe need not call upon.A Fool when he is full of MeatWill fall...
  • If…Kipling Had Met Blagojevich (Rosett)

    12/20/2008 9:56:41 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies · 588+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 19, 2009 | Claudia Rosett
  • Lesson redux[Spengler]

    11/03/2008 7:53:46 AM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 609+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | 04 Nov 2008 | Spengler
    Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling's The Lesson, first appeared in The Five Nations (1903), a book of verse focused mostly on his reactions to the Boer War of 1899-1902.) I wandered the beach at midnight by the hamlet of Oyster Bay, A fugitive from the fell report that would come on Election Day. And upon a hill in the distance I espied a flickering light Where the shade of Rudyard Kipling kept its vigil through the night. And the shade of Kipling chortled through the dank November chill To the ghost of Theodore Roosevelt there on the porch at Sagamore Hill:...
  • <b>IF</b> (Kipling)

    09/26/2008 10:23:07 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies · 495+ views
    Kipling ^ | ageless | Rudyard Kipling
    [IF] If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream--and not make dreams your master, If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat...
  • 'If' (A poem)

    06/05/2008 11:37:16 PM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 16 replies · 125+ views
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph...
  • Discrimination against British soldiers in uniform to become a criminal offence (U.K.)

    05/19/2008 9:48:01 AM PDT · by Stoat · 48 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 19, 2008 | MATTHEW HICKLEY
    Discrimination against British soldiers in uniform to become a criminal offenceby MATTHEW HICKLEY - More by this author » Last updated at 16:35pm on 19th May 2008New laws will make it a criminal offence to discriminate against Britain's soldiers, sailors and airmen wearing uniform in public, under Government proposals outlined yesterday. Courts will also hand out tougher punishments to anyone who assaults or threatens a serviceman wearing the Queen's uniform - which will become an 'aggravating factor' during sentencing. Other measures designed to boost recognition and respect for the UK armed forces include a drive to encourage thousands more...
  • In the Neolithic Age

    12/28/2007 3:52:44 AM PST · by Clive · 7 replies · 115+ views
    Rudyard Kipling | 1895 | Rudyard Kipling
    In the Neolithic Age savage warfare did I wage For food and fame and woolly horses' pelt. I was singer to my clan in that dim, red Dawn of Man, And I sang of all we fought and feared and felt. Yea, I sang as now I sing, when the Prehistoric spring Made the piled Biscayan ice-pack split and shove; And the troll and gnome and dwerg, and the Gods of Cliff and Berg Were about me and beneath me and above. But a rival, of Solutre, told the tribe my style was outre-- 'Neath a tomahawk, of diorite, he...
  • We need to remember the lessons of Gethsemane (David Warren)

    02/26/2007 1:58:46 PM PST · by GMMAC · 5 replies · 237+ views
    Ottawa Citizen - Canada ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2007 | David Warren
    We need to remember the lessons of Gethsemane David Warren, The Ottawa Citizen Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Bear up, gentle reader. Lent has begun, and now you are going to be served my annual Ash Wednesday sermon. There are still a lot of Roman Catholics in this town, and other Christians observing Lent, at least nominally: and my other readers are well-accustomed to looking over shoulders at our strange pre-modern rites. This is perhaps the oddest for them. The place of the penitential has been forcefully removed from Canadian public life, but some day may return. Meanwhile it remains...
  • Soldiers turned away from bar after funeral (Liverpool, UK)

    11/25/2006 4:35:28 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 30 replies · 1,479+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-24-06 | Staff
    Soldiers turned away from bar after funeral Last updated at 16:05pm on 24th November 2006 Two Royal Marines were refused entry to a bar just hours after a colleague's funeral because they were in uniform. The two servicemen went for a drink at the Walkabout bar in Liverpool city centre following the funeral of Corporal Ben Nowak at the city's Anglican cathedral. Cpl Nowak, 27, who served with 45 Commando, was one of four people killed in a bomb attack on a patrol boat in southern Iraq on Remembrance Sunday. His two colleagues, who were among 1,000 mourners at yesterday's...
  • IF (You'll Be a Man, My Son)

    11/11/2006 7:24:08 PM PST · by madison10 · 31 replies · 11,855+ views
    Edward Bonver's Poetry Lover's Page ^ | Don't know | Rudyard Kipling
    If If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master; If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph...
  • The 'eathen

    11/11/2006 6:58:54 PM PST · by Clive · 6 replies · 587+ views
    Rudyard Kipling | Rudyard Kipling
    The 'eathen The 'eathen in 'is blindness bows down to wood an' stone; 'E don't obey no orders unless they is 'is own; 'E keeps 'is side-arms awful: 'e leaves 'em all about, An' then comes up the Regiment an' pokes the 'eathen out. All along o' dirtiness, all along o' mess, All along o' doin' things rather-more-or-less, All along of abby-nay, kul, an' hazar-ho, Mind you keep your rifle an' yourself jus' so! The young recruit is 'aughty -- 'e draf's from Gawd knows where; They bid 'im show 'is stockin's an' lay 'is mattress square; 'E calls it...
  • If— (you want to be a true jihadi)

    08/09/2006 4:07:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 710+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 08, 2006 | John Derbyshire
    August 08, 2006, 3:11 p.m. If— (you want to be a true jihadi) By John Derbyshire For some reason my imagination was caught by the news last week that Osama bin Laden has sent his son Saad off to fight with Hezbollah in Lebanon.  Having Mozart-ized this little snippet in last week’s Radio Derb, I thought I might as well Kipling-ize it, too. Perhaps Rudyard Kipling’s best-known poem, and surely the best-known hortatory poem in the English language, is “If—”  which appeared in a 1910 volume of historical stories for children.  The two children who are principal characters in...
  • For All We Have And Are

    06/06/2006 5:49:05 AM PDT · by Clive · 6 replies · 297+ views
    Rudyard Kipling | 1914 | Rudyard Kipling
    "For All We Have And Are" 1914 For all we have and are, For all our children's fate, Stand up and take the war. The Hun is at the gate! Our world has passed away, In wantonness o'erthrown. There is nothing left to-day But steel and fire and stone! Though all we knew depart, The old Commandments stand: -- "In courage keep your heart, In strength lift up your hand." Once more we hear the word That sickened earth of old: -- "No law except the Sword Unsheathed and uncontrolled." Once more it knits mankind, Once more the nations go...
  • IF by Rudyard Kipling

    01/04/2006 4:44:10 AM PST · by Kimmers · 27 replies · 1,601+ views
    [IF] If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream--and not make dreams your master, If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat...
  • FOR PRESIDENT BUSH

    12/15/2005 5:29:09 PM PST · by AmericanDave · 16 replies · 616+ views
    Public Domain | 1900? | Rudyard Kipling
    [IF] If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream--and not make dreams your master, If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat...
  • David Warren: Bush is a Man (A Canadian who GETS it!)

    09/26/2005 6:31:36 PM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 26 replies · 1,424+ views
    DavidWarrenOnline ^ | Sept 11 2005 | David Warren
    Blame throwing There's plenty wrong with America, since you asked. (Everybody's asking.) I'm tempted to say, the only difference from Canada, is that they have a few things right. That would be unfair, of course -- I am often pleased to discover things we still get right. But one of them would not be disaster preparation. If something happened up here, on the scale of Katrina, we wouldn't even have the resources to arrive late. We would be waiting for the Americans to come save us, the same way the government in Louisiana just waved and pointed at Washington, D.C....
  • Sons of Martha (Kipling Knew there were two kinds of people in a crisis - VANITY)

    09/07/2005 8:47:17 AM PDT · by FBRhawk · 12 replies · 524+ views
    Rudyard Kipling
    The Sons of Mary seldom bother, for they have inherited that good part; But the Sons of Martha favour their Mother of the careful soul and the troubled heart. And because she lost her temper once, and because she was rude to the Lord her Guest, Her Sons must wait upon Mary's Sons, world without end, reprieve, or rest. It is their care in all the ages to take the buffet and cushion the shock. It is their care that the gear engages; it is their care that the switches lock. It is their care that the wheels run truly;...
  • Road-Song of the Bandar-Log

    05/09/2005 4:17:35 AM PDT · by Grut · 2 replies · 259+ views
    1893 | Rudyard Kipling
    Road-Song of the Bandar-Log Here we go in a flung festoon, Half-way up to the jealous moon! Don't you envy our pranceful bands? Don't you wish you had extra hands? Wouldn't you like if your tails were--so-- Curved in the shape of a Cupid's bow? Now you're angry, but--never mind, Brother, thy tail hangs down behind! Here we sit in a branchy row, Thinking of beautiful things we know; Dreaming of deeds that we mean to do, All complete, in a minute or two-- Something noble and wise and good, Done by merely wishing we could. We've forgotten, but--never...
  • The Law of the Blogger

    02/12/2005 10:19:27 PM PST · by vanderleun · 5 replies · 523+ views
    American Digest ^ | February 11, 2005 | Vanderleun
    NOW this is the Law of the Blogger - as old and as true as the sky; And the blogger that keeps it may prosper, but the blogger that breaks it must die. As the visits that pump up the hit count, the Law runneth forward and back -- For the strength of the Blogs is the Blogger that never cuts anyone slack. Blog daily from news-tip and hat-tip; blog long, but blog not too deep; And remember the Pundit's for linking, and forget not that he has to sleep. The new blog may free flame the Jordan, but, Cub,...
  • “The White Man’s Burden”: Kipling’s Hymn to U.S. Imperialism

    02/05/2005 5:37:04 PM PST · by NMC EXP · 181 replies · 4,284+ views
    George Mason University ^ | 02/01/1899 | Rudyard Kipling
    In February 1899, British novelist and poet Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem entitled “The White Man’s Burden: The United States and The Philippine Islands.” In this poem, Kipling urged the U.S. to take up the “burden” of empire, as had Britain and other European nations. Published in the February, 1899 issue of McClure’s Magazine, the poem coincided with the beginning of the Philippine-American War and U.S. Senate ratification of the treaty that placed Puerto Rico, Guam, Cuba, and the Philippines under American control. Theodore Roosevelt, soon to become vice-president and then president, copied the poem and sent it to his...
  • "For All We Have and Are"

    09/08/2004 10:39:51 PM PDT · by Clive · 9 replies · 318+ views
    Rudyard Kipling | Rudyard Kipling
    "For All We Have and Are" For all we have and are, For all our children's fate, Stand up and meet the war. The Hun is at the gate! Our world has passed away In wantonness o'erthrown. There is nothing left to-day But steel and fire and stone. Though all we knew depart, The old commandments stand: "In courage keep your heart, In strength lift up your hand." Once more we hear the word That sickened earth of old: "No law except the sword Unsheathed and uncontrolled," Once more it knits mankind, Once more the nations go To meet and...
  • What Bush has Read & What Kerry Hasn't

    09/05/2004 10:15:52 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 18 replies · 868+ views
    IF If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream--and not make dreams your master, If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat...
  • Johnny

    08/30/2004 10:39:05 AM PDT · by nyconse · 12 replies · 526+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 0-3--2004 | Russ Vaughn
    With apologies to Rudyard Kipling and the British Army) Johnny went public with ‘is boasts, an’ ‘ero without fear, “Til sudden like the Swifties say, “We got a turncoat ‘ere.” The Libs they just ignored ‘em, sayin’ “Ah, it’s all a lie!” Then Johnny’s outted by their ads an’ to myself says I: Oh it’s Johnny this an’ Johnny that, ‘e’s the ‘ero of the day. But it’s wait now, Mr. Kerry, what’s that record really say? The horns are loudly blowin’ boys as our band begins to play, An’ it’s goodbye, Mr. Kerry, as they blow your arse away....
  • When the Men of Tennis Were Gentlemen

    08/26/2004 4:04:32 PM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 709+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2004 | JEFFREY HART
    To put it bluntly, everything you read today by sportswriters about tournament tennis prior to 1968 and the advent of the big-money professional game is completely wrong. For one thing, between 1930 and 1968 very few champions or top players were rich young men. Far from it....Perhaps from a distance they looked rich when they were tennis stars. They behaved like gentlemen. It was insisted upon.... But beginning in 1968, a strange reversal occurred. The teenagers could not act like adults because the adults -- even on Ivy League campuses -- had joined the kids, adopting their distinctive music, hair...
  • The Widow at Windsor

    07/31/2004 3:02:41 AM PDT · by Clive · 18 replies · 555+ views
    Rudyard Kipling | Rudyard Kipling
    The Widow at Windsor 'Ave you 'eard o' the Widow at Windsor With a hairy gold crown on 'er 'ead? She 'as ships on the foam -- she 'as millions at 'ome, An' she pays us poor beggars in red. (Ow, poor beggars in red!) There's 'er nick on the cavalry 'orses, There's 'er mark on the medical stores -- An' 'er troopers you'll find with a fair wind be'ind That takes us to various wars. (Poor beggars! -- barbarious wars!) Then 'ere's to the Widow at Windsor, An' 'ere's to the stores an' the guns, The men an' the...
  • Kim by Edward Said

    06/13/2004 7:32:08 AM PDT · by SBprone · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | June 12, 2004 | wretchard
    Saturday, June 12, 2004 Kim by Edward Said Anyone who doubts the power of the Leftist pen must account for the peculiar circumstances in which Edward Said was asked to write the introduction to Penguin's 1989 edition of Rudyard Kipling's Kim. Peter Hopkirk, the inveterate chronicler of the "Great Game" -- the 19th century geopolitical rivalry between Russia and Britain for Central Asia -- observed in his 1996 book The Quest for Kim how far the historical revisionism had advanced. "More recently both Kipling and Kim have become the targets of sanctimonious critics, especially in the United States. Declaring that...
  • Rudyard Kipling's stirring reply to the left's loathing of the US military [Tommy]

    06/06/2004 8:46:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 183+ views
    Rudyard Kipling Tommy I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o'beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away"; But it's ``Thank you, Mister Atkins,'' when the band begins to play, The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's ``Thank you, Mr. Atkins,'' when the band begins to play. I went into a theatre...
  • Zombie actor is 'Prince of Ghor' (actor from original Dawn of the Dead is genuine royalty)

    05/27/2004 5:46:14 PM PDT · by weegee · 7 replies · 278+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday May 27, 2004 | no byline
    An American B-movie horror actor has been told that he is the rightful prince of an Afghan province, thanks to the antics of an illustrious ancestor. Scott Reiniger starred in the original Dawn of the Dead and also cropped up in the 2004 remake. But should the acting work dry up, he could always attempt to reclaim his birthright as the "Prince of Ghor", a remote province in western Afghanistan. It transpires that Reiniger is the great-great-great grandson of the 19th-century American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who was granted the title as the result of a treaty he signed with the...
  • Dane-Geld

    03/14/2004 6:46:58 AM PST · by Clive · 9 replies · 147+ views
    Rudyard Kipling | Rudyard Kipling
    Dane-Geld A.D. 980-1016 It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation To call upon a neighbour and to say: -- "We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight, Unless you pay us cash to go away." And that is called asking for Dane-geld, And the people who ask it explain That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld And then you'll get rid of the Dane! It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation, To puff and look important and to say: -- "Though we know we should defeat you, we have...
  • The Gods of the Copybook Headings

    02/16/2004 1:57:43 PM PST · by Clive · 16 replies · 181+ views
    Rudyard Kipling | Rudyard Kipling
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all. We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn: But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind, So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed...
  • RUDYARD KIPLING-- Hard Lessons About Human Nature For Utopian Multiculturalists!

    01/18/2004 1:24:07 PM PST · by Apolitical · 140 replies · 747+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | Stephen Rittenberg
    "...They promised perpetual peace. They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease. But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe..." As the British Empire declined so too did the reputation of Rudyard Kipling. A great story teller, he was, as George Orwell noted, the poet laureate of empire. Gradually Kipling came to be viewed as anachronistic and archaic. A more liberal and supposedly more tolerant view became the dominant one amongst English speaking wordsmith intellectuals, so that by the time Kipling died in 1936, socialism, communism...
  • Columnist Charley Reese: "Don't Trust Government"

    11/04/2003 9:39:03 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 132+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 11-05-03 | Reese, Charley
    Don't Trust Government The independent commission set up to investigate the Sept. 11 attacks is threatening to use subpoenas to get documents that the White House has so far refused to give up. This is stonewalling and a cover-up. The president, at his recent news conference, referred to his daily intelligence briefings and said, in his own muddled way, that if they were made public, the people who prepared them would somehow be inhibited in preparing future intelligence briefings. That is so illogical it beggars reply. These briefings are written in summary form. It's not as if they quote Serge,...
  • At last, Kipling is saved from the ravages of political correctness

    05/12/2003 6:09:40 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 65 replies · 892+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 13, 2003 | Andrew Roberts
    'Take up the White Man's burden," Rudyard Kipling implored the Americans in 1899 as they began ruling the Philippines, hoping that they would better the lot of the inhabitants, whom he characterised as "new-caught, sullen peoples,/ Half devil and half child". That poem has wrecked Kipling's standing with bien-pensant opinion ever since, but as the United States now bravely embarks on its much more modern form of empire-lite, his reinstatement as a serious political figure - as opposed to merely a pre-eminent phrase-coiner - has received a huge boost. The Elizabeth Longford Historical Biography prize has been awarded to David...
  • George Bush is the one described in Rudyard Kipling's "If"

    04/08/2003 8:36:04 AM PDT · by Minus9Hours · 27 replies · 716+ views
    my opinion and analysis | 04/08/2003 | Minus9Hours
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: etc.
  • Recycling Comes to the Rainforest: Steve Sailer on Jungle Book 2

    02/13/2003 8:08:31 PM PST · by mrustow · 6 replies · 257+ views
    UPI ^ | 13 February 2003 | Steve Sailer
    Film of the week: Disney's 'Jungle Book 2' By Steve Sailer UPI National Correspondent From the Life & Mind Desk Published 2/13/2003 11:39 AM LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Walt Disney lost faith in sequels after the failure of his 1934 follow-up to "The Three Little Pigs." He concluded, "You can't top pigs with pigs." So, when he started making long animated features, he never stooped to doing a sequel. Heretically, if understandably, Michael Eisner insists upon recycling the Disney Company's incomparable properties. For a decade, his lesser minions have been churning out highly profitable straight-to-video quickie sequels...
  • A Nest of Burglars

    07/03/2002 1:47:56 PM PDT · by benjaminthomas · 8 replies · 358+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/3/2002 | John Derbyshire
    A Nest of Burglars A note of moral responsibility among all the self-congratulatory bombast. God of our fathers, known of old, Lord of our far-flung battle line, Beneath whose awful Hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine — Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget — lest we forget! In 1897, Britain celebrated Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee — the 60th anniversary of her accession. Britain was then at the height of her power, ruling over huge swathes of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the antipodes. The jubilee celebrations were suitably grand. On June 22,...