December 28, 2009

Which should never be brought to mind? Drinking, abstinence or Sarah Palin?


“Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.”
       Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796)
       His poem “Auld Lang Syne” (1788) 
       Popularized by Guy Lombardo's musical version


“Let drinking customs be forgot
And never brought to mind.
Come, moderate drinkers, topers, sots,
And leave your cups behind.”

       Quoted by Henry Lee
       In his book How Dry We Were: Prohibition Revisited (1963)


“Can abstinence be now forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Can abstinence be now forgot,
And mercy to mankind.”
       The Standard Book of Song for Temperance Meetings (1883)
       Edited by Thomas Bowick


“Should Sarah Palin be forgot
and never brought to mind...?
Lord, please let it be so...” 
       Comment posted by “NoonCat”
       On the Inside Dope blog

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