Friday, January 13, 2006

Time for a Re-Write?

I'm wondering if Rasputina will need to come up with a follow-up song, as scientists have set out to prove or disprove cannabalism among the Donner Party.

But still...funky song.

The Donner Party, by Rasputina

The similarities and situation between the
Donner Party and the Colonial Pilgrims is both
appalling, frightening, and incomplete. In
both cases, you'll find one: a fairly large group
ill-prepared greenhorns pitting themselves
against nature and each other; two: an
insufficient willingness to endure the very
real hardships of frontiering, and three:
coincidental misfortune at every turn.
Disasters of both camps were initially
brought about by departure, delay, desert,
which caused our heroes to begin their
journeys at absolutely retarded times weather-
wise. If fantasy is the refuge of a
frightened man, and a castle in the air is a safe
harbor for
a foolish few, just imagine living in a hut
buried twelve feet below the snow, with the sight
and smell of the scattered carcasses of loved
ones at your feet; it is the lay of the land, just
another day. I would like to propose that
cannibalism was indeed rampant among
America's earliest settlers: The Pilgrims.
For what does settler imply, if not the
to settle? To settle for a meal of human
flesh if my thoughts on the subject are to be
believed. In conclusion, spread the word of
this. Look to the night sky, and hark back to
our forefathers' shortcomings, (and your
own), as you cut your meat and lay the
groundwork for a new tomorrow.

Idle Chatter: Post a Comment
This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?