Thursday, July 23, 2015


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  1. The semanticist S.I. Hayakawa, elected to the Senate from California when he was no longer young, was known to nap while the Senate was in session. When Edward Kennedy suggested a "Hayakawa Slept Here" marker, Hayakawa replied that perhaps this wasn't so bad: the senator from Massachusetts was known to do some of his best work in bed.

    Tolstoy represents Kutuzov as sleeping through the conference of generals the night before Austerlitz. Was the Briton at Tsushima on the side that was shooting torpedoes or the side receiving them?