Sunday, June 21, 2009

Broken plate found in an old farm midden, Hiram, Maine
John Bonanno photo, June 21, 2009

Midden: "dung hill," c.1340, of Scand. origin, cf. Dan. mødding, from møg "muck" + dynge "heap, dung." Modern archaeological sense of "kitchen midden" is from Danish excavations.-Online Etymology Dictionary

"What is the ape to man? A ridicule, or a grievous shame. And that is just what man is to be to the Superman- a ridicule, or a grievous shame."-Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra

"Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"- George Taylor, The Planet of the Apes

"Mrs. Briggs, I've known and respected your husband Alky for many years. And what's good enough for him is good enough for me." [He suddenly grabs her and pulls her down onto a couch] -Groucho, Monkey Business, 1931

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