the blade of life

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 28 01:41:39 UTC 2014
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While seniors are undoubtedly already pondering the excitement of Class
Week, most of their planning and thinking goes beyond Commencement in
contemplation of what one Harvard man likes to call "the *razor blade of
life*." Over 70 percent ...

On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 9:23 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at>wrote:

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> CNN's Jake Tapper prefaced some remarks the other day with the phrase, "As
> you slide down the razor blade of life...."
> 257 raw Google hits, at least back to 2005. One person attributes it to Tom
> Lehrer.
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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