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by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: New member help please
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: New member help please

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, thought it was pretty cool.. :) Well, you're right about that. I don't usually get here first to welcome new members, but my morning takes place in Germany. Can anything be cooler than that? 8) Anyway, I'm looking for good music in which I can play (in piano) for...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2646

where would the Yankees play their home games? Somewhere else? ***** Shea Stadium-oust the Mets? Just a couple of posts ago, you didn't think Yankee-the-greatest-of-all-Stadiums was grand enough. Queens. Yuck. Woise than Joisey. Adequate for tennis. ***** Queens is great! Vibrant neighborhoods, ter...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Guam's Andersen AFB eyed as home for new Global Strike Task
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

I had to reply to this one because that was my father's one exotic station when I was a child, and I mean like eight years old. (In case that seems a contradiction, my father was an Air Force bandsman before West Point. It is extremely rare to transfer between the services, but bandsmen are sometime...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Whadya All Think of THIS ACLU Lawsuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3067

This is after all a classical music site. Anyone heard any recent CD by
Wendy Carlos?
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2646

Ralph wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:
Ralph wrote: where would the Yankees play their home games?
Somewhere else?
*****

Shea Stadium-oust the Mets?
Just a couple of posts ago, you didn't think Yankee-the-greatest-of-all-Stadiums was grand enough. Queens. Yuck. Woise than Joisey. Adequate for tennis.
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Wacko Jackco Faces the Music
Replies: 16
Views: 2205

I don't think Jackson's fame will influence the jury. The issue is reasonable doubt and that means jurors will be instructed not to determine guilt solely based upon an unusual lifestyle. On the other hand, admitting to sleeping, even chastely, with boys is strong circumstantial evidence. The degre...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Wacko Jackco Faces the Music
Replies: 16
Views: 2205

I don't think Jackson's fame will influence the jury. The issue is reasonable doubt and that means jurors will be instructed not to determine guilt solely based upon an unusual lifestyle. On the other hand, admitting to sleeping, even chastely, with boys is strong circumstantial evidence. The degre...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Whadya All Think of THIS ACLU Lawsuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3067

Read what the CRS says about itself. I'm not making this up. They do research at the behest of congressmen, just the same as the GAO does. They can't tell the congressmen what policies to legislate. The can only tell them the lay of the topical land. Take a look at this State website list of CRS re...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sir Edward Elgar
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Once and only once in my eleven-years stint as a teacher at a Catholic school, I was asked to play the organ for graduation (the reason it was only once was because they could fit into a church that year, whereas later they had the ceremony in a horse arena, and yes, they celebrated Mass there). Of ...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2646

What's wrong with letting 'em use Yankee Stadium? Manhattan is full. Take it somewhere else if Yankee Stadium is unavailable. ***** I don't think they would view Yankee Stadium as grand enough and, anyway, where would the Yankees play their home games? Then the obvious solution is Giants Stadium in...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Whadya All Think of THIS ACLU Lawsuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3067

CRS is not "a bunch of library science types." It's the public policy research arm of congress. http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/whatscrs.html Right. That's why we're always reading in the news about the work of the Congressional Research Service in setting national policy. And GAO isn't a bunch of accou...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2646

What's wrong with letting 'em use Yankee Stadium? Manhattan is full. Take it somewhere else if Yankee Stadium is unavailable. I don't know about the things that actually require an enormous stadium, but they could do a great deal of it at the superb athletic facilities avaialble at West Point 40 mi...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Let's Hope Warren Buffet & Michael Cashed Out in Time
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

John, Do you have to give back the COLA when the Euro tanks???? :wink: I know you were being facetious, but just to make it clear, the COLA is adjusted every single pay period. I never earn the same amount (in dollars) two pay periods in a row. If the Euro falls below the dollar, I don't take a pay...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Let's Hope Warren Buffet & Michael Cashed Out in Time
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

I get a COLA for the difference between the euro and the dollar. Though I do not actually pay much attention to how much I spend on the economy, theoretically I do better with a higher-valued euro because I can do all my non-luxury shopping on post in dollars. However, the lower euro is certainly go...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: evenings away from the orchestra
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Before anybody runs out to rent the movie about Frida Kahlo, which deals among other things with the affair with Trotsky, I will offer the advice not to forego the experience, but also not to set your hopes too high.
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Fischer-Dieskau Not Thrilled to be 80
Replies: 13
Views: 2415

"the most influential singer of the 20th century" ??? The survival of Lieder as a performing art which one can still occasionally hear live owes much more to a pretty small number of individual heroes (I mean those who inspire young singers) than does opera. It is a chamber art, one that does not d...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Fischer-Dieskau Not Thrilled to be 80
Replies: 13
Views: 2415

Isn't it the silliest thing that I would just happen to have owned two recordings that showed some lack? He couldn't sing a vocal trill to save his life and botched the one in the Count's aria from Nozze di Figaro on a recording with Karl Boehm. In the recording of Christ Lag in Todesbanden under Ka...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Whadya All Think of THIS ACLU Lawsuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3067

To state the obvious, and I'm not implying that this is not discrimination, wasn't her timing just the teeniest bit provocative? ***** Why should that matter? I am speaking of her own self-interest in not wanting to do this the hard way. On the other hand, in her own mind it might have seemed to he...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Whadya All Think of THIS ACLU Lawsuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3067

To state the obvious, and I'm not implying that this is not discrimination, wasn't her timing just the teeniest bit provocative?
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if we needed another reminder of who we're in bed with
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

Corlyss_D wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:I hope I don't have to say that I meant no slur on the adherents to any denomination.
No, of course not. You are equally paranoid about all of them.
On reflection, the Buddhists are pretty laid back.
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)
Replies: 19
Views: 2646

As if the UN weren't bad enough (or, let Madrid have it)

Judge throws out challenge to stadium deal key to New York's Olympic hopes By SAMUEL MAULL, Associated Press Writer June 2, 2005 NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit alleging illegalities in the land sale for a planned $2 billion stadium, a structure key to the city's hopes of hosti...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if we needed another reminder of who we're in bed with
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

Right where we would be if (name the denomination) had secular power in our society. John's one bull crap freebee of the week. If the Jehovah's Witnesses were in charge, blood transfusions would be illegal. Hell, if the Christian Scientists were in charge, modern medicine would be illegal. Do I hav...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if we needed another reminder of who we're in bed with
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

Right where we would be if (name the denomination) had secular power in our society. John's one bull crap freebee of the week. If the Jehovah's Witnesses were in charge, blood transfusions would be illegal. Hell, if the Christian Scientists were in charge, modern medicine would be illegal. Do I hav...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Those Nutty Saudis
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Can we call it a tie? Perhaps Corlyss will delete my thread-start.

You know, I usually overlook these things because I think "nah, that's not really interesting." In the last three months, every time--and I mean every single time--I have had that thought someone else has gotten there ahead of me.
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: As if we needed another reminder of who we're in bed with
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

As if we needed another reminder of who we're in bed with

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - He just wanted his colleagues in the government's legislative arm to discuss the possibility of conducting a study into the feasibility of reversing the ban on women drivers — the only prohibition of its kind in the world. But Consultative Council member Mohammad al-Zulfa's pr...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Thoughts on breakfast
Replies: 52
Views: 6537

I've got a can of Irish oat meal, but rarely pull it out. When I'm in the mood for a hot cerial treat, I usually grab the cream of wheat. I like the Cream of Wheat as well, which seems to be relatively unknown in the South. What is interesting about these cereals is that a few hundred years ago the...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A Serious Essay About...Music
Replies: 27
Views: 5176

Mercy ... how long-winded, and yet to so little purpose :-) I crave the collective pardon. As you doubtless know, Karl, you don't have to crave my individual pardon. I agree with you. But that may be just me, because aesthetics per se bores me. I do not understand how it affects anyone's appreciati...
by jbuck919
Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Thoughts on breakfast
Replies: 52
Views: 6537

What you have when you cut up strawberries and sugar them, i.e., the first step in strawberry short cake. Odd that we would never have strawberry shortcake for breakfast, but have no problem with waffles with strawberries and whipped cream or French toast with maple syrup. Which reminds me, when I'...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: People with a listening problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

I can handle this matter. Please forward a retainer of $2500.00. Thanks. Ralph the ambulance chaser. Am I after all going to have to spring for lunch this summer? (At the same time you're representing a class action suit against parents whose kids have failed geometry in the Department of Defense D...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: People with a listening problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

That would be very funny, except that it is my understanding that all debts must be paid out of the estate of the deceased. It is small wonder that the poor zhlub at the other end of the phone wasn't trained for this. You're not supposed to call a debtor and tell him that he has to forgive all Aunt ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Major Lawsuit Looms Over Poor Barber
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Major Lawsuit Looms Over Poor Barber

Armstrong commanded NASA's Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969. Oh. Him. Yeah, him. My hero. Why? Not for the moon landing. Because he said: "I have been alloted only so many heartbeats in this life and I'm not about to waste a single one on exercise." This explains why he lurks among the member ...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Todd's Time Out Playpen
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Order! Order! Todd, take your petty personal stuff off-line. If you got something substantive to say about music, go say it. If you got something topical to say for the Pub regulars, say it. Otherwise, move on. GMG is back up and running. Meanwhile, your posts of the kind you have made to this thre...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Major Lawsuit Looms Over Poor Barber
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Off the top of my head (ha ha) I would say Armstrong doesn't have a leg to stand on because he had no expectation of exercising any control over the hair after it was removed. It was garbage once it hit the floor. But since I never pursued a tonsorial malpractice case, I'll keep an open mind. :wink...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Thoughts on breakfast
Replies: 52
Views: 6537

Special weekends: Eggs Benedict with lots of thick, tart hollandaise. They serve everything with hollandaise here, especially their famous white asparagus which is now nearing the end of its season (nice but not exactly truffles). It is never hollandaise a la minute, which as you know is the only w...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Major Lawsuit Looms Over Poor Barber
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Off the top of my head (ha ha) I would say Armstrong doesn't have a leg to stand on because he had no expectation of exercising any control over the hair after it was removed. It was garbage once it hit the floor. But since I never pursued a tonsorial malpractice case, I'll keep an open mind. :wink...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: CMG & GMG: It's Déjà Vu All Over Again
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

karlhenning wrote:For my part, jbuck919, if you ever made a personal remark to me, at which I took insufficient offense, I hope you will pardon me :-)
C'est entendu, Alphonse. 8)
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: CMG & GMG: It's Déjà Vu All Over Again
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

It is most unfortunate that this turned into what the French might call an engueulade (a slanging match). It reminds me among other things that I have not been beyond being ad hominem with other posters both here and on the GMG, and it makes me appreciate real gentlemen like Ralph, the lamented Nige...
by jbuck919
Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Major Lawsuit Looms Over Poor Barber
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Major Lawsuit Looms Over Poor Barber

Ralph wrote:Armstrong commanded NASA's Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969.
Oh. Him.
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Deep Throat Confirmed!
Replies: 13
Views: 2449

Herr Gott!
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Deep Throat Revealed!
Replies: 19
Views: 2593

When I think of Mr. Woodward I think of an episode of Jeopardy last year (the annual celebrity round) in which he failed to get the first question, which was something like "This book by two Washington Post reporters featured a character named Deep Throat." Are you kidding? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ...
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Thoughts on breakfast
Replies: 52
Views: 6537

Thoughts on breakfast

This is inspired by the "greasy spoons" thread, because breakfast is my favorite meal to have at such places, though obviously I couldn't do that at Louie Lunch in New Haven. Breakfast is also my favorite meal. It is so straightforward, not in need of explanation, surrounded with comforts. Germany, ...
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Deep Throat Revealed!
Replies: 19
Views: 2593

For one thing it's more interesting for B & W to keep the secret. That way they still have the power to confirm or deny. The moment they point the finger it's over. The B & W mystique is gone. No more James Bond girls anxious to spend the night with B or W hoping to prise the secret from his heart ...
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Deep Throat Revealed!
Replies: 19
Views: 2593

Here is my Sherlock Holmesian final conclusion. This guy could not be Deep Throat because if he smoked as much as Hal Holbrook did in the film until he was 60 he would not have lived to 91.
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: So Sorry
Replies: 14
Views: 2459

I have no personal opinion about Arthur Andersen I do. When NASA's financial accounting system flunked its periodic reviews mandated by Congress, the Administrator was stunned and murderous because for 3 prior years we had gotten a clean bill of health. Guess who gave NASA that clean bill of health...
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Deep Throat Revealed!
Replies: 19
Views: 2593

Just saw on the student lounge TV that Woodward and Bernstein won't reveal the name of their source until he/she is dead-they're sticking to their three decade position. In the interest of finally getting the truth, possibly, would it really be wrong to put out a contract on this 91-year-old man? :...
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: So Sorry
Replies: 14
Views: 2459

Sentencing options are reviewed (a hot topic). I'm not surprised. I don't often let my emotions get the better of me when it comes to criminal cases (O.J. would be an exception). But I do remember the case of Jeffrey Levitt and Old Court Savings and Loan in Maryland more than 20 years ago. This was...
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Wedding Music Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

I've played for hundreds of weddings in my career as a church organist, and you would think I would be full of great ideas, but the truth is that I can only state the obvious (and don't think there is a much better plan to be had anywhere). If you engage the soloist, ask him or her if they have stuf...
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: So Sorry
Replies: 14
Views: 2459

Actually, I do teach White Collar Crime from time to time :shock: :shock: :shock: Oh, whew , you mean a course of that name. I guess that's why we capitalize course names and thus I teach Geometry. but the coverage is substantive so a case study like Arthur Andersen would be beyond my scope and int...
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Favorite Greasy Spoons
Replies: 18
Views: 3677

Well, I hope Louie Lunch in New Haven, CT is still there. It's where the hamburger was invented, and the ones I had there in the 70s remain in my memory as the best I've ever had. Don't go for anything else, because they don't have anything else.
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 4:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Schumann songs
Replies: 11
Views: 2424

Thanks for the heads up. That is up my alley, a body of music I love but have neglected. I'll look into this.