Free Martha!

March 6, 2004

Martha’s fall from grace

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather�d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:

But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

Walt Whitman

A jury member came out and said it was a victory for the little guy. Yeah. That’s unbiased and impartial. Take one look at this guy and tell me you think he wasn’t predisposed against her to start. Surely if the races of the defendant and juror were reversed, everyone would be thinking the same thing.

O Martha, my Martha! *sob*

In lighter news, here’s the Friday Five I was too ill to do yesterday. I still feel cruddy, and am only up to check the CPO site.

What was…

1. …your first grade teacher’s name?
Mrs. Selmi, but I saw Mrs. Wilson for reading and math. That was back in the day when you didn’t know your teachers’ first names. And even if you accidentally came across that bit of decadent knowledge, you didn’t dare utter it.

2. …your favorite Saturday morning cartoon?
I liked the SuperFriends, Fat Albert, Schoolhouse Rock, and Penelope Pitstop. I know it wasn’t wholly animated, but I ADORED the Banana Splits.

3. …the name of your very first best friend?
Amy. She was my friend throughout elementary school. Looking back, she was actually a bully and a tease, and I was only friends with her because I was desperate to have a friend.

4. …your favorite breakfast cereal?
Froot Loops. I liked the old-school flavors. Orange, Lemon, Cherry. I don’t eat Froot Loops anymore because Kelloggs ‘bad-touched’ the formula, adding lime, grape, marshmallows on occasion, and any other flavor that strikes their whimsy.

5. …your favorite thing to do after school?
Knowing me, it was probably having a snack. In high school, I used to watch MTV until the folks came home.

OK…back to bed.

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