Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Whenever I question the reasoning behind a boss' request or shake my head at how things are done, I often reflect on a quote from Lord Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade":

Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.

Some of you may know this work from watching The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and hearing Geoffrey's "Cannons to the left of them! Cannons to the right of them!" speech.

I always liked that piece of writing, but until now I never knew the real story behind the inspirational events of that day. Well, I came across it today and thought I'd share.


Read a book!
-Handy from The Tick

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