James Taranto – “Don’t judge me” quote


It’s not that hard to categorize Wendy Davis: She was among the category of “single mothers” who are married to rich dudes.

Heck, if you don’t have to be single to be a single mother, it stands to reason, or whatever Mundy is substituting for it, that you don’t have to be a mother either. That would make your humble columnist a single mother. So don’t judge us.

James Taranto

Song of Seikilos

The oldest (complete) piece of music from the ancient world. Written by a Greek man between 200 B.C. & 100 A.D. upon the death of his wife:

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.

— the Seikilos epitaph, from Wikipedia