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#61 AnBr

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:40 PM


"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

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#62 AnBr

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:44 PM

And same musician.


"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 05:22 PM

This might be an apropos response to “whataboutisms”:

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 10:29 AM

Theremin time


"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 03:20 PM

Just because we have children and grandchildren

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 03:46 AM

One of my half-dozen or so earworms. I found it on YouTube a few weeks ago. It's the original 1924 version and I just LOVE the arrangement.

I dedicate this post to Gina Haspel. The line "I saw her pouring water on a drowning man" seems appropriate.


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 03:56 AM

Another of my earworms - a British novelty record from 1977. No American will get this unless they've lived in the UK for 5 years or more, and probably not even then, so you only need to listen to it to verify that you didn't need to listen to it. None of you can possibly appreciate his accent: it really swings it for me.

I thought it was a hoot when it came out and I still think it's a hoot forty years later. SAD ??? Granted.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:42 AM

OK Richard, I give up. What does this mean?

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Well I wake up in the morning,
Tell me baby what do you see?
I see my true love and she walks up and she kisses me,
I say "Cor baby that's really free".

I go walking down to your house,
Tell me baby is it good for me?
Your Ma and Pa, they just wanna kick me,
I say "Cor baby that's really free".

Really free really free,
Really really really really free,
Kick me.

I tried talking to your mama,
Oh no, that's not good for me,
Every time I go near your baby,
You say "Cor baby that's really free".

I tried singing in the bathroom,
'Til my honey put the heat on me,
Every time you move towards my body
I say "Cor baby that's really free".


#69 Rich T Bikkies

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:42 AM

View PostArt_Vandelay, on 14 September 2018 - 06:42 AM, said:

OK Richard, I give up. What does this mean?

I quote that great American, Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "The lyrics speak for themselves".

Arthur, my dear old chap, I did warn you that most Americans wouldn't get it. But I'm deeply touched that you're reaching out to us and trying to give it a fair go.
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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:36 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 07 September 2018 - 03:46 AM, said:

One of my half-dozen or so earworms. I found it on YouTube a few weeks ago. It's the original 1924 version and I just LOVE the arrangement.

I dedicate this post to Gina Haspel. The line "I saw her pouring water on a drowning man" seems appropriate.



So in the late 1970s George Harrison had a song on one of his albums called Soft-Hearted Hana (Hana being an area of Maui, where Harrison had a place). The title always struck me as odd and not obviously connected to the lyrics--now I see it is likely a word play on this song's title. I was 15 at the time so I completely missed the reference.
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 10:36 PM

Mathematics and music meet — Fibonacci sequence:


Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:19 AM


"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:11 PM

View PostAnBr, on 09 July 2018 - 04:44 PM, said:

And same musician.


This instrument looks like something LInda Manzer produced. She is one of Pat Metheny's favorite luthiers and made the 42 string Pikasso guitar he plays on occasion.

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 01:52 AM

The illustrious Terry Gilliam.



The music is Under the Double Eagle, a military march of 1902 by J F Wagner. It really works on a fairground organ!
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