Everybody Wants Some…I Want Some Too!

Everybody wants some
I want some too
Everybody needs some
Baby, how ‘bout you?

(From “Everybody Wants Some”, by Van Halen, 1980)

There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

(From “For What It’s Worth”, by Buffalo Springfield, 1967)

“’Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)”

(From “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, by Lewis Carroll, 1865)

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” (emphasis added)

(From “A Tale of Two Cities”, by Charles Dickens, 1859)

There is an old expression, attributed to a mid-20th century government official named Rufus E. Miles, which says, “Where you stand depends on where you sit”. His intention was to illustrate the lack of bi-partisanship in Congress – that is, your position on any given political issue depended on which side of the political “aisle” in Congress you sat. Sound familiar?