Major Sullivan Ballou was killed in the “Battle of Bull Run,” one week after he penned the letter. The letter was delivered, along with his other personal effects, to Sarah, Willie, and Edgar after the end of the Civil War. This classic piece of American prose defined his irresolute loyalties to love of dear ones and love of country.
They craved structure and meaning, and so constructed for themselves an ersatz corporation in which they, the workers, felt industrious but in fact produced nothing at all.
Puleeeeese don’t quit your day job, this is easy, it will only take a minute, and it is free. You simply take a sentence and fill in the blanks with your choice of words to make it gut-splittingly funny. For example: