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June 25, 2002

Department of evidently obscure post titles Someone asked if the Fabian Society really had a football cheer. I thought everybody knew it:
What do we want?
Gradual change!

When do we want it?
In due course!

I trust I don’t have to explain the part about being all outta gum. [06:34 PM]
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Glenn Hauman ::: (view all by) ::: June 25, 2002, 07:07 PM:

You might have to explain the bit with the gum too-- not everybody has seen They Live.

Mary Kay Kare ::: (view all by) ::: June 25, 2002, 08:07 PM:

I trust I don't have to explain the part about being all outta gum.

I'm sorry, I'm afraid you do. Or at least I' like you to.

MKK

Mary Kay Kare ::: (view all by) ::: June 25, 2002, 08:08 PM:

Posted too soon. Meant to add

But I did get the part about the Fabian football cheer. I've always liked it.

MKK

Tim Kyger ::: (view all by) ::: June 25, 2002, 08:20 PM:

Hurl that spheroid down the field!

(What would the Fabian Football Cheerleaders squad...er...well, let's not go there... )

David Moles ::: (view all by) ::: June 25, 2002, 09:37 PM:

Thanks, Patrick, for pointing out a banner I can rally to (at all deliberate speed). And sign me up for one of those buttons when you find them -- though I expect I'll get tired of explaining what "meliorist" means to the people around me, who apparently aren't even familiar with "canonical". ("He mispronounced quite common words: urticate, salpinx, bordereau.")

On a side note, I'd like to recommend Eric Hobsbawm's Revolutionaries (available from the New Press) to anyone interested in hearing just how far back the debate between us meliorists and people like Mr. Greider goes, from a smart, self-critical, compassionate but unashamedly Marxist historian who's had the good fortune to live through the last half of the intellectual history of the Left.

Clark Myers ::: (view all by) ::: June 27, 2002, 02:39 AM:

Surely everybody who reads this knows that Nancybuttons.com does reasonably priced custom work and must have some personal reason not to own every button they ever wanted?

David Moles ::: (view all by) ::: June 27, 2002, 12:13 PM:

Thanks, Clark, I knew there had to be one out there somewhere.