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Happy Birthday, Rossini

In honour of Rossini’s 53rd birthday (he was a Leap Year baby), I present to you this – my favourite of his works.(Tchaikovsky had the cannons, but Elmer Fudd has the shotgun.) My second favourite Rossini interpretation (also my theme song):

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h47Jd2szwHw A comparative discussion on comedian/audience interaction with Frannyy. I submit a Carlin routine I loved as a kid wherein he gets his entire audience to pop their cheeks. (Found after all of 10 seconds’ searching on YouTube – bless you, Internet.) I’m reminded of the easy genius of early Carlin. Oh, George, we hardly […]

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HAMLET (FACEBOOK NEWS FEED EDITION). Written by Sarah Schmelling.

http://www.angelfire.com/art2/antwerplettuce/hamlet.html McSweeney’s has a reputation for being overly twee. Fairly earned, though twee has its place. Witness the glory that is Hamlet’s Facebook page. The second funniest meme on the ‘Net, after the WWII MMORPG.

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Anteros – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anteros Much to the chagrin of my classicist friends – and I have quite a few – I never delved into the world of Greek or Roman mythology. After reading about Anteros, however, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t pick up a copy of the infamous Edith Hamilton text. I love the allegories and a-saint/deity-for-everything aspects […]

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