Sunday, December 2, 2012

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)
'I hate with a murderous hatred those men who, having lived their youth, would send into war other youth, not lived, unfulfilled, to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die.'
–  Quote attributed to one Mary Roberts Rinehart (right), at, of all places, as a tag line of a page on a what-does-this-word-mean website. Further digging found that Rinehart, a Pennsylvania-born author who lived from 1876 to 1958, was so well known as a mystery writer that some called her "the American Agatha Christie." Among Rinehart's contributions to popular culture? A character that inspired another writer to create Batman, as well as a catchphrase venerated in mystery lore:
'The butler did it.'

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