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by jack stowaway
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Darren McGavin dead at 83
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Back in the late 50s he played a riverboat captain or something to do with riverboats in pre-civil war America, one of the most romantic professions I could imagine.
Me too. Twain's 'A Life on the Mississippi' is one of the few books I make a point of re-reading every two years or so.
by jack stowaway
Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Islamo-fascists blame Israel for Shiite Mosque bombing
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Myself, I blame it on the Dutchy of Cornwall, aided and abetted by the Faroe Islands. Their fingerprints are all over this. Bastards.
by jack stowaway
Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ted Baylis Undergoes Heart Procedures
Replies: 76
Views: 12740

Perhaps just one more.....? Good to see you posting again, Ted. You live in an amazing part of the world, and have spoken before of how much you appreciate the natural beauty around you. I can well imagine how healthful and restorative those surroundings are now. And John Bleau. Hello my friend. I w...
by jack stowaway
Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Who Gives a Damn About the OSCAR?
Replies: 19
Views: 2980

Dulcinea wrote: My apprehension was soon justified; from the beginning it was obvious that the "drama" was very shallow, and that the "characters" had no personality. Contrary to your experience I found OOA a marvellously evocative film. Meryl Streep's voice-over ["I had a farm, in Africa.."] alone...
by jack stowaway
Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: A Disgusting, Truly Retrograde Italian Court Ruling
Replies: 17
Views: 2955

Jbuck wrote: As a teacher, I feel obliged to add, that the instant the teacher-student relationship is established, all possibility of sexual attraction instantly evaporates. It just happens automatically in your head. Any teacher would know what I am talking about, even though you read about occas...
by jack stowaway
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bible Codes (DaVinci and Others) Debunked
Replies: 34
Views: 4104

If I look long enough, and hard enough, at clouds, I can often make out a 'shape' or resemblance to some person or object. Someone else might make out the same resemblence, or a different one. But any such resemblances are purely fanciful--and entirely accidental, a chance arrangement of molecules. ...
by jack stowaway
Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Russian newspaper closed
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Here's the article.... Russian Paper Ordered Closed Over Religious Cartoon By Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer MOSCOW — A city-owned newspaper in Volgograd has been ordered closed after publishing a cartoon depicting the leaders of the four major religions that illustrated an article intended as an ap...
by jack stowaway
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ted Baylis Undergoes Heart Procedures
Replies: 76
Views: 12740

My very best wishes, Ted, for a full and complete recovery. Your suggestion that I seek out Diana Krall's 'Live in Paris' was the best music recommendation I ever received on any board. I look forward to seeing you post here again. As a digression, a melancholy side-effect of regular posting is that...
by jack stowaway
Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Read this for the sheer pleasure of it
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Read this for the sheer pleasure of it

Adam Gopnik is a writer whose essays I have long admired for their art and craftsmanship. His latest piece is an elegant meditation on Shaker furniture written for the current New Yorker . The essay itself might be described as 'Shaker-like' in its elegance and sense of form. Kindred souls, or those...
by jack stowaway
Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Joe Stalin's Supermen
Replies: 18
Views: 3232

Hi Corlyss. See, I did take you up on your invite :) Alas, the only travel I do these days is in books. I do miss America though. It's been too long since I last visited. The other day I rewatched 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' simply to catch a glimpse of Savannah in the background. I do...
by jack stowaway
Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Joe Stalin's Supermen
Replies: 18
Views: 3232

Hello Ralph, So glad to see you are on the mend. I tried leaving a phone message at the rehab unit offering my support and best wishes but got bounced from the TCC Unit to the North East Cardio-Thoracic Unit and back again (twice!) before giving up. Seems no one knew where you had been discharged to...
by jack stowaway
Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Joe Stalin's Supermen
Replies: 18
Views: 3232

Yes. 'Relapse' sums it up. I quit this forum in a horse-driven huff 4 (?) years ago when Ward Botsford refused to open a non-music chat room to discuss politics etc (What we have now in the Pub). Since then I have been posting on another board. A few months ago I was in touch with Corylss (fellow po...
by jack stowaway
Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Joe Stalin's Supermen
Replies: 18
Views: 3232

Richard wrote:
What if a Bull Terrier mated with a ShihTzu?
Bullshiht?

Hello, everyone.

Jack