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True egalitarians

February 22nd, 2012 · 6 Comments

“Pneumococci are great levelers of vanity and ambition.” — Joseph Stanley Pennell, The History of Rome Hanks and Kindred Matters

Tags: American Civil War · Lit & Crit

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  • 1 Averil Dean // Feb 22, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Bill Maher said something similar on his show last week. In talking about Whitney Houston’s death, he mentioned that for all the good things fame and prestige can bring a person, the one luxury money cannot buy is sleep.

    Maybe it is the nighttime, when we lie in bed with gritty eyes and twitching feet, that makes us all, literally, level.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Feb 22, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Sleep is not a luxury, last I checked. If it were, I would do without.

  • 3 Averil Dean // Feb 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

    True, but it feels pretty fucking luxurious if you get it when you’ve been doing without.

  • 4 Tetman Callis // Feb 22, 2012 at 10:50 am

    It sure does. I sleep so poorly my doc wanted to enroll me in a sleep study, but I couldn’t afford it. If I get four hours of solid sleep and another two or three hours of lighter sleep in a night, I have slept very well.

  • 5 Averil Dean // Feb 22, 2012 at 11:08 am

    That’s rough. Does the weed not help?

  • 6 Tetman Callis // Feb 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    It apparently provides the most natural induced sleep; however, I do not smoke much anymore–once a week, maybe more for special occasions, such as these last few days, which were Carnival. Today, being Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of smoking abstention for me until April.

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