Settling the question - Baxil [bakh-HEEL'], n.
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, who posted an entry cut-tagged with "Fire and Ice Meme", which really should
have been something like the below:
How do you say the world will end?*
I hold with those who favor fire.
Ice is great and will suffice.
* If you don't get the reference.
Current Location: ~spiral
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: "Miracles Do Happen," La Pucelle Tactics OST
An odd poem compared to the rest of his, but I do love it. :)
Our Sun will "burn out" in about 4.5- to 5.0-billion takeing the earth with it.
|Date:||January 31st, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)|| |
I mind me of three ways the world ended...
"Fire and/or Ice"
"A Very Good Year"
|Date:||January 31st, 2008 08:35 am (UTC)|| |
If the world is Earth specifically, then fire, because of the whole Sun-expanding thing. If the universe, considering that current data shows an increase in expansion, then ice, because of the prospect of a Big Freeze (heat death) - though that's far from certain.
|Date:||January 31st, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)|| |
Back in summer camp when I was a kid, one of the counselors had an arrangement of that poem set to music. I don't know if he wrote it himself, or what, but in my mind, that poem has a tune, and I've always loved it.
not with a bang but a whimper
|Date:||February 1st, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)|| |
That's T.S. Elliot, not Robert Frost. :-P
I know, but I still couldn't resist it.
|Date:||January 31st, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)|| |
This was on a friend's refrigerator door, years ago, I don't know who wrote it;
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
And some say the world will end in the flash
Of a big explosive device.
But at the risk of sounding sarcastic,
I think the world will choke on plastic.
|Date:||January 31st, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh my god. That might even be more awesome than the original.
|Date:||February 10th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)|| |
It occurred to me that you might need help with the quote. The only person I know has gone through all four stages is Trudeau.
You should not have taken my words without permission. My desire for you to read what I wrote didn't imply such permission.
|Date:||February 10th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)|| |
Wait ... what?
Was this comment meant to be left elsewhere?
|Date:||February 10th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)|| |
Nope, I left it exactly where I wanted it. However, I did leave out the pertinent
piece of information, wondering whether you'd be able to fill in the missing steps yourself. Two years pass and I feel a tiny pang of resentment: I am fortunate that some of my emotions are glacial.
The issue may seem unimportant to you, but you don't share my sense of what is and is not important. :)
|Date:||February 12th, 2008 07:06 am (UTC)|| |
Thank you for the context. I've sent my follow-up to the e-mail in your LJ profile.