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Jim S
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Jim S

Perhaps Eliot was describing an opening day loss by his beloved Cardinals (or more likely, Browns).

Matt
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Matt

What are you, a Republican on the Judiciary Committee?  Context, man, context.

“April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain”.

Jim S is right.  The Waste Land was written in 1922, after the SL Browns had their first winning season in 5 years, and still finished in 3rd. 

April is cruel… in October.  Ain’t that the point.

Apologize.

Wooden U. Lykteneau
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Wooden U. Lykteneau

John Steinbeck can rest easy – neither of these two schmucks are in his league, much less his ballpark.

TC
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TC

Wooden—Eliot and Steinbeck are apples and oranges, are they not?  Eliot a poet, Steinbeck a novelist.  Even said, given either’s complete works—poems, stories, essays, words—I’d take TS everyday.  Ash Wednesday does things for me that Of Mice and Men never could. 

As for April: in a contemporized context, Opening Day is generally in March, and April is the month in which we realize that our baseball team will not, in fact, be winning the World Series this year.

blaze
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blaze

Whoa. I’m gettin all goosebumpy…

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