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    This week in history Feb 21 - 27:

    Feb 21, 1965 Malcolm X assassinated
    Feb 22, 1980 U.S. hockey team makes miracle on ice
    Feb 23, 1945 U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima
    Feb 24, 1836 Alamo defenders call for help
    Feb 25, 1964 Clay knocks out Liston
    Feb 26, 1919 Two national parks preserved, 10 years apart
    Feb 27, 1827 New Orleanians take to the streets for Mardi Gras

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
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    The 1827 celebrations of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, as that sounds like a happy occasion.

    February 21 people:

    John Henry Cardinal Newman
    Léo Delibes
    Jeanne Calment
    Anaïs Nin
    W. H. Auden
    Nina Simone
    Rue McClanahan
    Alan Rickman
    Chuck Palahniuk
    David Foster Wallace
    Mélanie Laurent
    Ellen Page
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    W. H. Auden

    Stop All The Clocks - W H Auden

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
    Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
    Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
    Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.
    First World War Poets - Siegfried Sassoon or Wilfred Owen or Alan Seeger?

    I Have a Rendezvous with Death - Alan Seeger (1888–1916)

    I HAVE a rendezvous with Death
    At some disputed barricade,
    When Spring comes back with rustling shade
    And apple-blossoms fill the air—
    I have a rendezvous with Death
    When Spring brings back blue days and fair.

    It may be he shall take my hand
    And lead me into his dark land
    And close my eyes and quench my breath—
    It may be I shall pass him still.
    I have a rendezvous with Death
    On some scarred slope of battered hill,
    When Spring comes round again this year
    And the first meadow-flowers appear.

    God knows 'twere better to be deep
    Pillowed in silk and scented down,
    Where love throbs out in blissful sleep,
    Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath,
    Where hushed awakenings are dear...
    But I've a rendezvous with Death
    At midnight in some flaming town,
    When Spring trips north again this year,
    And I to my pledged word am true,
    I shall not fail that rendezvous.
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    Wilfred Owen (on account of "Dulce et Decorum Est", eys).

    Edward Thomas:

    I Built Myself a House of Glass

    I built myself a house of glass:
    It took me years to make it:
    And I was proud. But now, alas!
    Would God someone would break it.

    But it looks too magnificent.
    No neighbour casts a stone
    From where he dwells, in tenement
    Or palace of glass, alone.
    or

    A Cat

    She had a name among the children;
    But no one loved though someone owned
    Her, locked her out of doors at bedtime
    And had her kittens duly drowned.

    In Spring, nevertheless, this cat
    Ate blackbirds, thrushes, nightingales,
    And birds of bright voice and plume and flight,
    As well as scraps from neighbours’ pails.

    I loathed and hated her for this;
    One speckle on a thrush’s breast
    Was worth a million such; and yet
    She lived long, till God gave her rest.
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    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

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    Can Ksenia Makarova make it back on to the Russian team for Sochi 2014 - Yes or No?

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    as a performer: Makarova or Leonova?
    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

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    Leonova

    Gosviani
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    Leonova
    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare

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    Gosviani. I love Alena but she has terrible jumps.

    Grapes or oranges

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    oranges

    Serafima Sakhanovich or Elena Radionova?
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    Radionova

    John Nettles in Bergerac or Midsomer Murders?

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    Midsomer Murders


    When buying an outfit for an excusive event, do you prefer:

    Store brought
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    Hand made
    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare

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    Store bought.

    Swimming or jogging

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    Jogging

    Toyota or Honda?

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    Honda

    Bus or train

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    running or cycling?
    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

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    Running

    Which diva: Sarah Brightman or Tatiana Navka

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    Charlotte Church or Katherine Jenkins?
    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

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    Charlotte Church

    Edward Norton : yay or nay

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    Russell Crowe - yay or nay?
    Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"

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    Desert Island Discs: yay or nay?
    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

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