Ball point pen on todays newsprint
..and puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.
At least according to the nineteenth century English poet, Robert Southey. And from the same poem:
What are our soldiers made of?
Pipeclay and drill, the foeman to kill
A chilling article in todays NYT about how US ally, Somalia, in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, isn't distinguishing between boys and soldiers, recruiting anyone that can carry a gun.