Why Colonel Sartoris?

Allow me to explain the puzzling title. Colonel Sartoris is William Faulkner's greatest character. He exemplifies those values that his society cherishes, namely tradition, patriarchy, courtliness, and courage. Though modernity's slow march tries to strip him of these things, Sartoris continues to live as he always has, knowing that "the past is never dead. It's not even past." He seeks order in the honorable folkways and mores of his forbears. Let us not forget his example.

Friday, April 29, 2011

I don't care about the Royal Wedding

You know the kind of awkwardness that you feel at a wedding of someone that you know fairly well, but you've never met their parents or any of their high school friends?  Yeah, we've all been there.

But what if you have never met the bride or groom?  Gee--that's really awkward.  I'd maybe that feeling described supra and multiply it by a lot.  And that's about how awkward people should feel about this absurd "Royal Wedding."

They won't even serve beer.  Nothing has ever called for a Miller High Life deliveryman commercial like this does.

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