Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. --Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator and writer (106-43 BCE)
Times were bad two thousand years ago Said Cicero, just take a look: Children don't obey their parents And everyone is writing a book. Well it's been a long time since ancient Rome But look around and you can see it plain We're in a moral decline never mind we're feeling fine And we're whistling the same old refrain:
Yes, these are terrible times that we live in Society is going to the dogs Children don't obey their parents And everyone is writing blogs.
Once a website used to take a lot of work; Now blogging software makes it a snap You just type and click and it's published-- No matter if it's nothing but crap. What you write doesn't have to be clever Or interesting, or true; Join a blog site for free write your own in PHP Start a web log today any idiot can play And ninety-nine percent of them do.
So now we're living in the blogosphere Where everyone can write what they please Consuming half the traffic on the internet Well, at least they aren't cutting down trees So come on, all you need is a browser And a couple dead horses to flog If your kids don't obey at least there's something you can say They can't see you're a dog if you're writing in your blog If you like these songs of mine you know the lyrics are online And I'm posting all the links in my blog.
Note for the irony-impaired: I do, in fact, have a blog, located at: mdlbear.livejournal.com; writing this song made me realize that I needed a script to format concert setlists for easy posting. The revised quotation comes from Simon Bisson's blog.
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