26 December, 2006

A riff on Napoleon

Upon being forced to retreat from Moscow, Napoleon commented,

From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.
Yesterday, the radio followed up O Holy Night with one of those ridiculous songs that has somehow become ingrained in the popular notion of Christmas, so I seized upon the opportunity to apply Napoleon's observation. My father followed up with an excellent insight of his own,
...and sometimes the two are found together.

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