[Milton-L] Why oh Why

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 20 11:32:50 EST 2008

Well, I did yesterday. I'm back in my Ozark hometown for the first time in 13 years, and I found myself -- as an inquiring person -- staring at the headlines of The National Enquirer as I stood in the checkout line at the Town and Country store. Apparently, Jennifer Aniston wishes that she'd had Brad's babies...
  Jeffery Hodges

"Dr. Larry Gorman" <larry at eastwest.edu> wrote:
        v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}        st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }                Do you read The National Enquirer because it’s there?
  From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [mailto:milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of bill hilton
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  Or, if Dr. Wittreich's answer (via Dr. Herman) won't work, Mike, try Hillary's reason for climbing Mt. Everest:
          because he's THERE.

Apologies for the off-topic pedantry, but the line 'because it's there' belongs not to Edmund Hillary, but to George Leigh Mallory, who may or may not have made it to the summit of Everest in 1924, and at any rate was killed on the way down. He offered the response (in, according to contemporary accounts, a tetchy rather than an idealistic tone of voice) to a reporter during a publicity visit to New York the year previously.

One of the many reasons that it's a shame Mallory didn't make it is that he was, by profession, an English teacher - probably his most famous pupil was Robert Graves, who paints an interesting portrait of the man in _Goodbye_To_All_That_.

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