Saturday, April 29, 2017

Yiddish Vinkl

Harold Ticktin has written about one of my favorite Yiddish expressions, Mittendrinnen, which means apropos of nothing.  (But in my family, we always said in mittern drinnen.)

Foolish Girl

That "Fearless Girl" sculpture on Wall Street not only doesn't belong there, it was also fairly screaming for someone to spoof it.  Luckily for us, those at The People's Cube have obliged.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here's this week's reading, thanks to Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.  I just love this stuff!

Bonus, as seen at the New York Sun:  "News that President Trump is eying a possible trip to Israel at the end of May certainly puts a spring in the step. Then again, too, if it happens, the Democrats can be expected to mark the occasion by siding with the Arabs - Seth Lipsky."  At first I thought this was another Argus Hamilton quip!

The Bells of St.Genevieve


I didn't know Marin Marais' "The Bells of St.Genevieve" until I heard it on the radio today, and now I'm hooked.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Work of Yad Vashem

Read Raffi Berg's article titled The Holocaust: Who are the missing million? about Yad Vashem's attempt to identify all the victims before it's too late.

Those filthy Nazis plotted well to make sure that, 70 years later,  there'd still be suffering and trauma for the Jews.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Music and Shakespeare

As usual, WQXR has interesting posts on its website, including this one: 20 Great Music Compositions Inspired by Shakespeare.  Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet Fantasy - Overture is my favorite.

Lots 'o Links

You know it's almost the end of the work week when you have lots of great links to read, courtesy of Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Remembering Liviu Librescu, Saver of Lives

It's hard to believe it's been ten years since that horrific massacre at Virginia Tech. I blogged about Professor Liviu Librescu back then, and now Tablet magazine has a tribute to him: "Ten years later, perhaps Librescu’s greatest legacy is that he gave nearly two-dozen people a chance to continue their lives."

Monday, April 17, 2017

Don Rickles, The Last Laugh

There have been many good articles written in tribute to the late Don Rickles, but I particularly liked these two:

The Mouth That Roared, by Greg Crosby, which includes some of Rickles' best insults such as "Who picks your clothes, Stevie Wonder?"; and the amusingly well-written Don Rickles at Elaine’s, a Recurring Act, by Peter Khoury.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Look In The Mirror!

The post titled Seriously, Some Times It's You at Michelle Obama's Mirror is just great! We all know people like this (besides Hillary Clinton) who just will not take responsibility for their own shortcomings and defeats and who prefer to blame everyone and everything else instead. We also know people who fit the description in the accompanying delightful Calvin & Hobbes cartoon. So make sure you enjoy this post, and maybe even pass it on to the blamers and gripers you know. Of course, they will never recognize themselves in it!
(As seen at Larwyn's Linx.)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lots 'o Links

For the latest in politics, culture, and politically correct idiocy, you can't do better than the posts at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Despicable Muslim Nazis in Paris

You will be enraged when you read Daniel Greenfield's column about the Muslim murder of a Jewish woman in Paris. This savage attacked her in her own home -- and then threw her out the window to her death.

He writes, "A war against humanity is underway. It began long ago. The killers shout, “Allahu Akbar”. And their victims fall from New York City skyscrapers and third floor Parisian apartments. They are run over in London and Nice, shot in San Bernardino and Paris and blown up in Boston and Brussels.  We must remember all of them. And we must win the war."

Well, unfortunately, it seems that even now, political correctness is even stronger than common sense and outrage, and apparently, nobody but Jews care about anti-Jewish and anti-American atrocities.

And it makes you wonder: if there were to be another September 11-style attack tomorrow, would the media cover for the Muslims?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Palm Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Look at the devastating photos here and tell me if you agree that ISIS is on the run:  "Palm Sunday bombings are the latest in a string of attacks against Egypt's Christians."

Stockholm Syndrome

Here's how Sweden's education minister spoke after the ceremony in memory of the victims of Friday's terrorist attack:  "'It's so strong to see how Stockholm answered this brutal, horrific attack on our society with love. Love for each other, love for unknown people. Being able to give a place to sleep and a good dinner for people without the possibility to take their train home. That strength in our society shows that terror will never prevail,” Fridolin told The Local."

Excuse me, but it's this same "love for unknown people" that's changed Sweden for the worse and has resulted in the worst terrorist attack there in years!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Stay tuned to these blogs as American air power shows its might in Syria: Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.

Anyone who remembers the original shock and awe in Iraq has to feel proud of our country tonight.

Deadlines? Red Lines? Not in Trump's Administration!

DEVELOPING – The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians.

Good!  We're sending a clear message to barbarians and terrorists in Syria and elsewhere that America is no longer the timid country of Obama.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

"Obamagate"

I loved the clever title of George Neymayr's column: The Media Gives Short Schiff to Obamagate

More Great Music


Here's the beautiful and exciting jig from Holst's St.Paul's Suite.


Easter is coming, so I'm hoping to see Ben-Hur yet again on TV. The combination of the story, the acting, and the music combine to make it one of the greatest, and most compelling, films ever. Is anyone really surprised that the "remake" was a flop?

Monday, April 03, 2017

Music Always Helps

When I heard that Susan "Blame the Video" Rice may have been the person involved in the surveillance of Donald Trump, I wasn't at all surprised.  If it's true and if it was done for nefarious purposes with Obama's approval, you just know that the liberal media will not be doing a Woodward & Bernstein any time soon.

So here is some nice music to take your mind off the continual scandals, at least temporarily.

Roger Quilter's 3 English Dances, Op. 11.
Doreen Carwithen's Suffolk Suite.
Percy Grainger's Mock Morris.

Argus Hamilton Quips

The humorist's latest column is filled with items of topical interest, including this one: "British Brexit leader Nicolas Farage was in California where he raised a million dollars to try to split the state along east-west lines. Conservative Eastern California would include Orange County and San Diego, making it look like an Italian boot. It's for kicking illegal immigrants out of the state."