Now I wish she'd never broken any of her rules. I understood why she held to them so hard. Once you broke the first one, they all broke, one by one, like firecrackers exploding in your face in a parking lot on the Fourth of July.
EDITOR, n. A person who combines the judicial functions of Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus, but is placable with an obolus a severely virtuous censor, but so charitable withal that he tolerates the virtues of others and the vices of himself who flings about him the splintering lightning and sturdy thunders of admonition till he resembles a bunch of firecrackers petulantly uttering his mind at the tail of a dog then straightway murmurs a mild, melodious lay, soft as the cooing of a donkey intoning its prayer to the evening star. Master of mysteries and lord of law, high-pinnacled upon the throne of thought, his face suffused with the dim splendors of the Transfiguration, his legs intertwisted and his tongue a-cheek, the editor spills his will along the paper and cuts it off in lengths to suit. And at intervals from behind the veil of the temple is heard the voice of the foreman demanding three inches of wit and six lines of religious meditation, or bidding him turn off the wisdom and whack up some pathos.O, the Lord of Law on the Throne of Thought, A gilded impostor is he. Of shreds and patches his robes are wrought, His crown is brass, Himself an ass, And his power is fiddle-dee-dee. Prankily, crankily prating of naught, Silly old quilly old Monarch of Thought. Public opinion's camp-follower he, Thundering, blundering, plundering free. Affected, Ungracious, Suspected, Mendacious, Respected contemporaree --J.H. Bumbleshook
not only a great star but truly a force of nature. I'm 65 and when my body hurts or I'm about to complain, just being around her energizes me. She lights firecrackers inside me.
We suspect that the fires (in the Meadows) were caused by firecrackers. Fireworks are illegal on campus for this very reason. We certainly don't want to torch the Meadows.
The guns of the big events rumble through our pages, but the tiny firecrackers are constantly hissing and popping there as well it appears that much of my life as a journalist has been devoted to sedulously setting off firecrackers.
I heard a loud pop and thought it was some kids playing with firecrackers.
Dumas Walker' was a big hit. It was about a guy who actually sold firecrackers and beer on the Tennessee line. We lived in Kentucky, and you couldn't buy either. Twenty years later we wrote this silly ditty in 20 minutes, but we weren't aware that everyone had a Dumas Walker.
There will be firecrackers and fireworks when the clock strikes 12. It's really quite phenomenal. In many places in China, there will be demonstrations of lion dancing on the streets.