Monthly Archives: November 2012
Just revisited the 1983 Met production of Lucia di Lammermoor. Joan Sutherland’s got to be the best Lucia ever, and the Mad Scene, well, it’s the maddest of them all. Ultimate visual and aural candy, in dts 5.1!
An excellent term that I hadn’t heard before. It refers to those heart-rending images of Third World poverty, especially in Africa, that various non-governmental “aid” organizations bombard us with. If you’d only give a few dollars a week to make … Continue reading
This just in! Public nudity will no longer be tolerated in San Francisco. According to NBC News, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 to ban public nudity, specifying that this meant “exposing one’s genitals on streets and on … Continue reading
Interesting developments are occurring on Israel’s last peaceful frontier. That would be its border with Jordan. Jordan has had tough economic problems to resolve, a restive Palestinian population to contend with and, alack and alas, it is ruled by a … Continue reading
The Second Coming of Obama is peddling the hapless Susan Rice as potential Secretary of State. Rice’s “qualifications” are summarized here; and if even 10% of that article is true, then one must conclude that Rice is where she is … Continue reading
For some reason, I paused at this picture while looking through my pics of last year’s visit to Prague (and, inevitably, my childhood mecca, the National Technical Museum). This is a pace motorcycle exhibited in that Museum. Motor vehicles have … Continue reading
In 1845 or so, a young London dandy engages a cab. The cab goes clippity-clop for miles through streets socked in by the proverbial London fog and, of course, ankle-deep in equine ordure. On arrival, the dandy is moderately impressed … Continue reading
Jasper reacts to a video of a howling poodle.