To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself... Anybody can have ideas, the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph. -- Mark Twain
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Knowing India as I do, I thought she'd enjoy the following Olympic sports:
FENCING. But of course.
JUDO. This could turn out to be quite useful. Too bad the costume is so appalling.
BOXING. Also useful, but that headgear would wreck India's coiffure.
SHOOTING. We know India is very fond of her Webley Bulldog revolver.
DRESSAGE: We know India can't ride, but this is a stunning look.
And even though the picture above reflects modern dress, the Victorian-era equestrienne was also rather stylish: