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In the early hours of September 1, 1983, Major Gennady Osipovich in a Su-15 missile equipped jet fighter of the Soviet air force took off from Dolinsk-Sokol Airfield on the island of Sakhalin to fly into history and into infamy and to intercept an unidentified aircraft that had penetrated Soviet air space. His unnamed partner was flying a MiG 23.
The unidentified aircraft was a KAL South Korean airline Boeing 747 – 200B flight KE007 from New York to Seoul via…Continue
The story of the limerick, the carrier of much folklore, may itself be folklore. Although some researchers assert that this form of rhyme was in use in the golden Grecian years, 448 to 380BC. The great Greek dramatist Aristophanes had a good hand at the terse verse.
Pre-eminent in the 'Old Comedy' genre, he was a brilliantly intelligent conservative with the greatest contempt for democracy. He despised the establishment dramatists. In 'The Frogs' he savaged several of them.…
Some people, they do it after work, after going to the gym downtown somewhere, under the city lights, threesome, twosome, handsomepushing down hard into the mats under acoustic squares this is where they feel at home, under the glowing angel…Continue
I dedicate this … to the confusion of self-appointed gods [small g] and to the downfall of over-ambitious despots, and a return to AMDG - Ad majorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem – or something roughly similar. Grotesque head, hard face to the…Continue
I could cry I could dieAll over again It’s all over; AgainI just lost five Hours of my life (On this backwards trip through these backward back-water daze)And, now I have returned To where this madness all began In a torture of weeds My mind lost…Continue