Image from Cute Overload, of course, with the full song up on their home page today.
(All stoats aside, though, we really, really want Obama to win. Because if McCain wins, Mr. Isbell will more than likely get called up out of inactive duty and sent back to Iraq. Or Iran. Or Afghanistan. Because the Geezer Express has made no secret that they plan to win at any cost over there. Mr. Isbell has done his time, has the VA schedule to prove it, and I do not want to be left on the “homefront” of a war against an abstract noun that we cannot win.)
(Besides, I’m sure Obama likes Cute Overload.)
But isn’t that cool how Frank Herbert would dig up a *real* curse to put upon the Atreides?
I guess you win the geek contest today!
Actually, I just learned:
That curse is the Pharoah’s! It is ancient Egyptian, and Frank Herbert altered it slightly by replacing “you shall have no seat on the Earth thereby” with “you shall have no seat on any planet”, and replacing “On no day shall you behold Ra” with “On no day shall you behold Shai Hulud”.
And: It is featured in Children of Dune, not Dune Messiah 😛
And there is the best use of Frank Herbert’s curse since Dune Messiah.
Every time McCain says something about victory, or invokes his service as a reason to obey him, he spits on me and all the sacrifices I have made. Worse, he spits on ALL of the men and women who have given up so much FOR NO REASON.
To McCain, and Bush, and all of their ilk everywhere, who use fear and hate and greed and guilt to control:
Burning be on you! You shall have no souls, nor spirit nor body nor shade nor magic nor bones nor hair nor utterances nor words. You shall have no grave, nor house, nor hole, nor tomb. You shall have no garden, nor tree nor bush. You shall have no water, nor bread nor light nor fire. You shall have no children, nor family nor heirs nor tribe. You shall have no head, nor arms nor legs nor gait nor seed. You shall have no seat on any planet. Your soul shall not be permitted to come out of the depths, and you shall not be among those who live upon the earth, and on no day shall you behold the Almighty, but you shall be bound and fettered in Hell and your soul shal not be permitted to come forth for ever and ever.