17 April 2007

Down with April

"April is the cruelest month." --T.S. Eliot
"April [drives] people crazy by not quite being springtime." --Kurt Vonnegut

April is also the time of year when

--Adolf Hitler graced us with his arrival (20 April 1889)
--Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City--still, by a considerable degree, the worst flat-out mass murder committed by a single individual in U.S. history (167).
--Columbine massacre took place
--Virginia Tech massacre took place
--Erfurt massacre took place
--W.R. Myers massacre took place

And, of course, Federal income taxes are due.

Only 13 days to go. Good riddance, April.