sometimes, I think we should just link <lj user="mustangsally78>'s journal to metaquotes:
(note, DOE: Dept of Education, Mustangsally is currently working as a teacher)
"Dealing with the F***ingDOE is like getting ass-raped by a tribe of Mongolian yak herders but without the rancid yak butter lube.
My History certification got fucked because of a policy change instituted 7/1/03 with the Shrub's urging. Under the old system, I was free and clear. This means that I have to go and take a "Social Studies" Area Exam at the end of September. Which gives me *how* long to cram? I'm fucked because my 20 History credits are all in Ancient.
I can talk about parallel technological development, cultural sharing, the fucking kivas of the Anaztazi, and the Roman laws regarding the distribution of property in the wake of divorce. AND I can explain how Akhenaten used one of the fifteen or so aspects of the sun god Re to come up with Aten, and what Elizabethan corsetry really says about the role of women in that society.
Now I have to fucking review the rest of American history after the Revolutionary War, *and* governmental structure. Which is totally fucking boring compared to the Caesars.
Did I mention that I love the Romans?
I had mucho Egypt love for years, but lately I have fallen for the Romans. You know why? Because they were fucking good at what they did. Sex and violence and empire building baby! They were fucking ruthless. And they were fucking Italians! Now when I read about the Caesars, I see the fucking cast of The Sopranos instead of I, Claudius. Is there any doubt in anybody's mind why Tony's mom is named Livia? Has anybody pointed that out?
It's omerta, baby, omerta*.
If somebody pisses you off, fuckin' waste 'em and get a clean toga on your way home.
And if you want to take over a country? Kill all the men, enslave the women and children, salt the fucking earth, and then send in the bureaucrats to run everything.
Sometime next week I'm takin' my ass to the District Office with a copy of The Gallic Wars in my handbag and a clean toga in my trunk. Anybody who gives me shit is going to get bitchslapped with five pounds of hardbound Latin."
* The Omerta
1. A code of silence - Never to "rat out" any mafia member. Never to divulge any mafia secrets. Even if they were threatened by torture or death.
2. Complete obedience to the boss - Obey the boss's orders, no matter what.
3. Assistance - To provide any necessary assistance to any other respected or befriended mafia faction.
4. Vengeance - Any attacks on family members must be avenged. "An attack on one is an attack on all."
5. Avoid contact with the authorities.