I posted this conclusion-of-Patton video earlier today with another item, but this, no lie, is one of the best movie endings ever written (hat tip to Francis Coppola, who won an Oscar for the Patton screenplay). “All glory is fleeting” strikes exactly the right note about Gen. George S. Patton‘s life, of course — a life of a man who revelled in military glory, valor and proud tradition — but also about life itself. The good stuff is always fleeting, nothing wonderful ever lasts, it’s all disintegrating before our eyes. Joy is fleeting, you can only laugh at a great joke once, great love affairs are fleeting, moments of inspiration last only a fraction of a second. Oh, and you’ll be dead one day.