[LMB] Choose one.

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 17:53:24 GMT 2019


Since someone mentioned Miniver Cheevy, I thought I'd lay this sequel poem
on y'all:

Miniver Cheevy, Jr.
<http://normanteigen.blogspot.com/2007/07/miniver-cheevy-jr.html>
Miniver Cheevy, Jr., child
Of Robinson's renowned creation,
Also lamented and reviled
His generation.

Miniver similarly spurned
The present that so irked his pater,
But that langsyne for which he yearned
Came somewhat later.

Miniver wished he were alive
When dividends came due each quarter,
When Goldman Sachs was 205,
And skirts were shorter.

Miniver gave no hoot in hell
For Camelot or Troy's proud pillage;
He would have much preferred to dwell
In Greenwich Village.
Jul
10
<http://normanteigen.blogspot.com/2007/07/miniver-cheevy-jr.html> Miniver
Cheevy, Jr.
<http://normanteigen.blogspot.com/2007/07/miniver-cheevy-jr.html>
Miniver Cheevy, Jr., child
Of Robinson's renowned creation,
Also lamented and reviled
His generation.

Miniver similarly spurned
The present that so irked his pater,
But that langsyne for which he yearned
Came somewhat later.

Miniver wished he were alive
When dividends came due each quarter,
When Goldman Sachs was 205,
And skirts were shorter.

Miniver gave no hoot in hell
For Camelot or Troy's proud pillage;
He would have much preferred to dwell
In Greenwich Village.

Miniver cherished fond regrets
For days when benefits were boundless;
When radios were crystal sets,
And films were soundless.

Miniver missed the iron grills,
The whispered word, the swift admission,
The bath-tub gin, and other thrills
Of Prohibition.

Miniver longed, as all men long,
To turn back time (his eyes would moisten),
To dance the Charleston, play mah jong,
And smuggle Joyce in.

Miniver Cheevy, Jr., swore,
Drank till his health was quite imperiled;
Miniver sighed, and read some more
F. Scott Fitzgerald.

by David Fisher Parry




On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:15 AM Kevin Kennedy <kevink45 at hotmail.com> wrote:

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> I'm gonna choose the one with indoor plumbing and proper sewage
> treatment.  Even if I can't afford to travel from planet to planet
> and get expensive medical treatments, I'd still like to have those
> basic things I take for granted in my society.
>
> Heavily romanticized medieval high fantasy settings make for some
> good stories, but I wouldn't want to live there permanently.
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> Temporarily, for a few months, might be a different thing.
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> Nathan Eady
> jonadab at columbus.rr.com
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> I'm with you. I'll take the higher tech option.  Unless I can take a
> TARDIS with me, or something similar. That way I have plumbing, a kitchen,
> first aid supplies, and extra supplies in general.  In medieval settings, I
> think the pack ponies are the equivalent of Star Trek redshirts.  They fall
> off cliffs, get eaten by dragons, get spooked by whatever and vanish into
> the wild.  In LOTR, I'm still amazed that Bill the pony made it back to
> civilization safely.
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