links for 2010-09-02

  • A Rumpus Meditation on Editors, Ambition, and Angry Dependence (in 33 loosely jointed parts)
  • 'Recently bought a forage cap. . . . . It seems that forage caps over size 7 are a great rarity. Evidently they expect all soldiers to have small heads. This tallies with the remark made by some higher-up to R.R. in Paris when he tried to join the army – “Good God, you don’t suppose we want intelligent men in the front line, do you?” All the Home Guard uniforms are made with 20-inch necks.'
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