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by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

Re: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

Belle wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:41 pm
You're obviously a first class teacher. More power to you!!
Thanks! I am a work in progress, but I have to admit, I have fun.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

Re: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

texts like, for example, the novels of Jane Austen reflected a certain world view of the author. Well, I am a fan of the delicious ironic voice of Austen, of Wharton too. I find no real counterpart to that in Heller, who always struck me as more of a dramatist than a novelist with a coherent world ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers

In short, a mixed bag which defies categorization except for mental illness. Agreed. They defy easy categorization even that of mental illness, "nutjob" being the tired excuse the NRA and their fellow travelers in the GOP trot out to killgun control. But for sure they are not random gunslingers, li...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers

Belle wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:01 pm
17 year old kids.
Some. Some too are in their 20s and 30s. They have licenses and are capable of backing a vehicle into a crowd and crushing a young woman to death.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

Re: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

Belle wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Same thing really.
Really. Like it or not, there is a difference.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers

Belle wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:09 pm
your country has much more to fear from random gunslingers than 'white nationalists'
Our random gunslingers are, as often as not, white nationalists.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

Re: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

Belle wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:17 pm
And Joseph Heller said
He didn't say anything, he showed it, choosing as his protagonist the antithesis of what he was in real life. Heller enlisted in 1942 at age 19 and flew 60 combat missions as a B-29 bombadier on the Italian front.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: E Jean Carroll Trump Rape Bergdorf Goodman
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: E Jean Carroll Trump Rape Bergdorf Goodman

First I've heard of a rapist being finicky.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

A rarity. Columbia ML 5263. The Dello Joio Variations, rec in mono even as late as March 1957, never made it officially to CD, unless you count Andrew Rose @ Pristine's LP transfer. It is a lovely work as is the Coplandesque Symphony by John Vincent Rex in stereo a month later but first issued in a ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

Allegri SQ - The Westminster recs

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by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1308
Views: 461009

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Leonard Cohen: "The Traitor" & "Democracy"
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers

it's not peculiar to America. Of course, but "Negro slavery" was institutionalized as a vehicle of agrarian capitalism in ways that were peculiar to America. For instance, there were few if any pogroms waged against enslaved blacks, as there were against non-commodified persons, such as Native-Amer...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

Re: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

The traditional gender of the male muse notwithstanding, its counterpart today has become burly realpolitik.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers

at least, not in Australia. On that, if little else politically, we can agree. Racism is the U.S. of America's peculiar institution, embedded idiosyncratically into our culture. In America, conservatives, unnerved by finding themselves embraced by the KKK, neofascists and proto-racists like the rab...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1308
Views: 461009

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Moody Blues: Dsys of Future Passed (1967) Deram Records

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by jserraglio
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

Claudio Scimone: Schoenberg Verklaerte Nacht Erato LP

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by jserraglio
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers

The notion that a new breed of neofascists arose once whites were branded as devils is just a face-saving attempt by the mainstream Right to shift blame onto the Left for the Right's embarrassment at suddenly finding a bumper crop of racists making common cause with them. White nationalists arent ra...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

Re: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

They had no time or alternative but to be utterly brave beyond belief. Had they but world enough and time, many would have chosen otherwise, as war-hero Joseph Heller showed us time out of mind in his masterwork. Unless you believe there's never going to be one https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8WlbQRo...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

Honegger 2 & 4 Dutoit Erato LP

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by jserraglio
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

Re: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

And the old farts with bony arses and weak hams that send children off to battle will mostly belong to a 'masculine' sorority.
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

Re: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

jserraglio's comment indirectly raise the topic of paid or forced sex that some Japanese men indulged in long ago. I don't believe thats relevant here. Nope, it's relevant, in that I was disputing the notion floated in this thread that Japan's decision not to maintain a viable military had anything...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/-4A7G-P9yZ4U0eIHFHiiyCfmBXlvwuOlYViPqaQNZ4PdOZ-PpQN3pN4LjzsPW97K7sHIQOH0bQvj0hSny8BD-LuVfteJcsWFcBvBQ1Wc0VQ-=s0-d With thanks to FK on another forum for providing this deeply moving broadcast. Bach's MATTHAUS-PASSION from Ansbach 1957, possibly his earliest p...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

Re: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

Belle wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:17 pm
the military is the historic locus of masculinity.
Surely it averaged out over the past century. The comfort women in their occupied territories, if any survive, doubtless could testify about where the locus of Japanese masculinity once resided.
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

Re: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

Yes, but the article does refer to the decline of marriage in Japan and links to a recent article in the Economist about just that subject. The Economist piece points out that 1) 33% of young Japanese women still want to marry but are having a hard time finding suitabl employed men in the current st...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

Ton Koopman - Haydn 44, 45, 49 Erato LP

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by jserraglio
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Somali refugees in Central Minnesota face backlash from anti-immigration nationalists
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Somali refugees in Central Minnesota face backlash from anti-immigration nationalists

NEW YORK TIMES By Astead W. Herndon June 20, 2019 ST. CLOUD, Minn. — John Palmer, a former university professor, has always had a cause. For decades he urged Minnesota officials to face the dangers of drunken driving and embrace seatbelts. Now he has a new goal: curbing the resettlement of Somali re...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people
Replies: 21
Views: 310

By 2065 Japan will run out . . . of people

QUARTZ Japan’s population is aging at an unprecedented speed, bringing the country to the brink of a demographic crisis that will have long-term implications for its economy and society. At the heart of the problem is that young Japanese are having fewer babies, put off from family life by a discrim...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 18
Views: 946

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Strange Days (1995) by Kathryn Bigelow. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4OAPD3Au3Fc 4OAPD3Au3Fc A feel-bad flick, guaranteed: an ugly, violent, oxymoronic dated and prescient forecast of what lay in store for America in the new millennium. Sadly, much of it has come to pass in our jacked-in era kicked...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1308
Views: 461009

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightning 1956

Live in UK in '64

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HTDjD_UdJYs

by jserraglio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Web browsers and your privacy
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Web browsers and your privacy

I use Chrome only for schoolwork—grading essays online and the like — the Google suite of Docs and Drive is convenient, so I put up with whatever tracking they do b/c there is nothing I wish concealed when I play schoolmaster. I find Firefox tired looking, slow and clunky. I prefer Opera, sleek, fas...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

AUDIOPHILE GEM, engineered by RCA's legendary Arthur Salvatore. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0806/6897/products/11511_FRONT_1024x1024.jpg?v=1433788956 https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0806/6897/products/11511_EXTRA_1024x1024.jpg?v=1433788963 https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0806/6897/products...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

Messiaen: La Nativité de Notre Seigneur Almut Rossler, organ Schwann LP

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by jserraglio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Planet Teegarden B (32°F-122°F) may be a lot like Planet Earth
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Planet Teegarden B (32°F-122°F) may be a lot like Planet Earth

https://www.sciencealert.com/images/2019-06/processed/exoplanetslikeearth_1024.jpg https://www.google.com/amp/s/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/science/2019/06/two-potentially-life-friendly-planets-found-12-light-years-away-teegardens-star https://www.sciencealert.com/two...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'You think the people would demand that I stay longer?'
Replies: 1
Views: 132

'You think the people would demand that I stay longer?'

POLITICO In 2016, Donald Trump waffled over whether he would accept the election results if he lost. Since then, Trump has repeatedly joked about staying in office beyond the two terms the Constitution allows. Jerry Falwell Jr., Trump’s most prominent evangelical supporter, has suggested Trump shoul...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 18
Views: 946

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Watched all 6 episodes of the TTSS TV series last night on YouTube: afterwards watched half of the 2011 movie which now made complete sense to me. I noticed that the audiobook of TTSS is also on YT (7 hours). I think I'll borrow the Kindle edition from my library and listen. Worth watching just to r...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

Classic Cole [Porter] DeGaetani/Smit 1977 Columbia LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Phone use makes kids horny, researchers say
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Phone use makes kids horny, researchers say

THE WASHINGTON POST Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date. But we already know this. What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remolding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviors we exhibit b...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 764
Views: 373817

Re: What I listened to today

on Erato LP

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by jserraglio
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 18
Views: 946

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Then I"ll watch the uncut versions you linked to. The video quality seems way better too. I know I saw some of these episodes in the 80's but only gave them glancing notice. Big fan of Alex Guinness in anything and everything though. Herbert Pocket! Who knew? https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5B...