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mill run: lamb of god

He had a five-foot cross set up before the altar. He then gave a sermon entitled ‘Watching Christ Die,’ after which a lamb was wired to the cross and its throat slit. The congregation was then asked to line up, file by the slaughtered animal, and rededicate themselves to the…

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mill run: state of war

No one, apparently, is personally involved in the ‘next one,’ which threatens to eliminate the human species…”   by moritz thomsen   Going to war is the ultimate experience for the youngster. It has everything, and the beauty of war is, as any young man knows, that he as an…

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mill run: dogs of war

We used to watch these movies overseas and almost die laughing, filled at the same time as we watched with a sense of profound disgust. Van Johnson and a host of other curly-headed, bright-eyed, wiggly-hipped 4Fs commanded by Spencer Tracy used to emerge from these briefings, having just been sentenced…

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mill run: dangerous game?

I wonder how many sportsmen there would be if they had a 50-50 chance with the hunted, or even to be more reasonable, say a 90 percent chance of coming back alive. I’ll wager the woods would be deserted and quietly peaceful as in a day in 1491….”   by…

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mill run: the manure blues

They forgot to mention that a mature hog, in a year’s time, will produce 5 tons of waste products. This figure is from a government bulletin and I’m not prepared to argue with it, though my own feeling is that it is immoderately conservative…”   by moritz thomsen   A…

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mill run: fat cat dinner party

Ever since I saw Ben Hecht’s ‘Front Page’ with Lee Tracey back in 1933 I have realized, of course, that newspapermen were an eccentric lot, brash, uninhibited, vocal, and guided by none of the bourgeois conceptions of respectability….”   by moritz thomsen   Just in case anyone saw me at…

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mill run: fall 1944

Whatever it is: suffering, terror, days of exhaustion, the slow, bitter sorrow of the mutilated, whatever it is, it has burned away the brutality and the selfishness from the faces of the wounded. They seem very frail and vulnerable and touching; their eyes are soft and wide and steady, filled…

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mill run: tap dancing bird

I am of the school who believes that there is probably nothing more idiotic in life than 20,000 lousy birds crowded together in the branches outside your window, all of them hooting, whistling, screeching, and proclaiming the obvious. The obvious is that it is 5:15 a.m….”   by moritz thomsen…

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