The phrase "Founding Fathers" exists to make me giggle
The flexing of pectorals in a dream
I've known some pretty dumb chess players in my life
Further proof that standardized tests mean nothing more
Than a nickel in someone's lonesome tip jar
The Queen's Indian Defense won't save you now
Mistaking a herd of sheep for an approaching army
You too will be trampled underfoot
Want to get smart? Get a loan
That alone won't be enough
You'll need a couple jobs too
This course of action is in both of our best inerests
Studies have found that everyone
Wins every now and again
Just remember, don't be a sheep.
A kind of Batman of contemporary letters.
-- Philip Larkin on Anthony Burgess
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