Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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Doom. Doom!

So you think the Don Imus affair doesn't involve you, right? You think you can just walk away from it? Not watch the 24/7 news coverage? Not weep and pray as Imus stands in the snow for three days outside Canossa?

Think again. The dark gods of chaos and old night have been offended, and the Erinyes have again been unleashed upon this sorry world.

You're a writer? You're doomed. Found on Miss Snark:
I'm an author on a book tour. I got bumped from a radio interview today (after waiting 20 minutes in their lobby) because all anyone wanted to talk about was Imus...
There are no bystanders in this affair. Even innocent writers are being swept into the whirling cesspool that is l'affaire Imus.

And Democrats? In a year leading up to a presidential election? Doomed!, with Imus' career in tatters, the fate of the controversial shock jock is stirring quiet but heartfelt concern in an unlikely quarter: among Democratic politicians.

That's because, over the years, Democrats...came to count on Imus for the kind of sympathetic treatment that Republicans got from Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity.

Equally important, Imus gave Democrats a pipeline to a crucial voting bloc that was perennially hard for them to reach: politically independent white men.

My god, Imus has already put the governor of New Jersey in the ICU on a ventilator!1 Is there no end to the havoc this man's sins against the gods are causing? The circle of catastrophe is ever widening.

Imus must blind himself, or rip open his shirt to reveal the scarlet N-word2 on his chest, or be killed and beheaded by Macduff, or shot by Bill Munny, or something. Else I'm lookin' for a rain of frogs.

1. I humbly suggest that a consecrated seatbelt might have offered some protection from the wrath of the gods. Or even an unconsecrated one. Or any seatbelt, really.
2. 'Nappy', of course.

Elsewhere in the news, Pakistan villagers staunchly defend their transvestite musicians against the Taliban, which is trying to catch them, beat them, and shave their heads.

Also, British cats are starting to commute by bus.

Frogs next. I'm telling you.


to(ru), to(raeru), tsuka(maru), tsuka(maeru)

meaning: seize, capture

だ捕 == daho == (noun) capture, seizure
逮捕状 == taihojou == (noun) arrest warrant

Left radical is one of the radical versions of 'hand'. Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'begin', which is acting phonetically to express 'envelop'. To 'envelop with the hand' is to seize. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'use' (用), a 'needle' (十), and a 'point', and as a mnemonic: 'Hand seizes needle to use point.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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