23 Januar 2008

Down, down down...grinding away

A Depression-era ditty, updated slightly, around 80 years later:

Lenders pulled the whistle
Dubya rang the bell
Wall Street gave the signal
And the country went to hell.

The Lawyer's Lawyer

"Just one thing: I have an unqualified aversion to being used. If I find it's happening here, I'll throw you to the wolves without the slightest compunction. Is that understood?"

Perry Mason, depicted by Raymond Burr, speaking to a shifty but comely female client in "The Case of the Sunbather's Diary," 1958.