From General Peckem’s office on the mainland came prolix bulletins each day headed by such cheery homilies as ’Procrastination is the Thief of Time’ and ’Cleanliness is Next to Godliness.’
A virgin audience like Colonel Scheisskopf was grist for General Peckem’s mill, a stimulating opportunity to throw open his whole dazzling erudite treasure house of puns, wisecracks, slanders, homilies, anecdotes, proverbs, epigrams, apophthegms, bon mots and other pungent sayings.
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The patriarch of Constantinople died in exile for criticizing the imperial court in his homilies.
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Bennington delivered a homily based on this scene.