Tuesday, December 21, 2004

A reading from the Gospel of Catch 22, Chapter 25, Verse 46 …

'What difference does that make?' Colonel Cathcart demanded, and then smiled amicably. 'Corporal Whitcomb brought me this basic form letter that takes care of just about every situation. Listen "Dear Mrs., Mr., Miss, or Mr and Mrs.: Words cannot express the deep personal grief I experienced when your husband, son, father or brother was killed, wounded or reported missing in action." And so on. I think that opening sentence sums up my sentiments exactly.
Yup, truth is more twisted than fiction, or sometimes truth just borrows from twisted fiction. Even though Catch 22 was written in 1954, all you need to do to bring it bang up to date with 2004 is slap this at the end of Colonel Cathcart's letter …

And you’re away

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