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speak, memory

for general interest: but primarily for the benefit of george f. will, a bow-tied ‘columnist’ with a history of curious evasiveness about his oxford degree–a second b.a., which doesn’t count as ‘postgraduate’ study, george, and you know it–I present to you, for reflection, an astonishing archive of photographs from the 1870-71 siege of paris: a siege that drove parisians to such desparate hunger that they slaughtered the animals of the zoo to feed themselves.

the point being that if you’re going to crack a ‘funny’ suggesting that the french have never tried to defend their capital, it only makes you look very, very silly. one can only wonder what damage george’s neckwear has done to the proper supply of oxygen to the brain.