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by jbuck919
Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Neuroscience Discovery Validates Evolutionary Adaptation
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Hmmm...How did they know the women were not faking all the time?? :wink: Seriously, though! Since women do not have to have orgasms to become pregnant, and frequently have difficulty having them due to the structure of the female genital organs, I would think there was no particular adaptive advant...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

The Italians worshipped him, calling him "Amadeo" and practically adopting him as a collective son. Kinda like those very smart Prague residents. I've always wanted to go to Prague just to breathe the air of a town that thought more of Mozart while he lived than any other city. That ought to be wor...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Dvorak, the Acela, and Amtrak
Replies: 35
Views: 5842

I am a train nut, always have been since I received my first Lionel train set in 1957 when I was 7 Up in Woodstock (Kingston actually) we typically have to stop at crossing about once a month—these are very long freight trains and the sound of the wheels clicking are one of myfavorite things to lis...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

Re: Why do you like Wagner ?

What are you trying to prefer? Many listeners think Tristan is greater as a single opera than any part of the Ring. Some would say the same of Parsifal, and even a near-perfect masterpiece like Meistersinger will have its advocates. Others would maintain, with considerable reason, that Die Walkuere...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Palestinian repayment for humanitarian assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Ralph wrote:Do you have any information about her underwear? Victoria's Secret by any chance? [panting furiously]
Relax, Ralph, their stock went up today. Teddy's college fund is safe.
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

Re: Why do you like Wagner ?

And now, about Wagner. Am I really the only one who prefers the non-Ring works? What are you trying to prefer? Many listeners think Tristan is greater as a single opera than any part of the Ring. Some would say the same of Parsifal, and even a near-perfect masterpiece like Meistersinger will have i...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

Re: Why do you like Wagner ?

But what about the music by Wagner ? I have to acknowledge that I don't know Wagner's music very well, but I am sure that everything I heard by Wagner was auwfull (on my opinion !!!) I can't find a melody, and when it's possible, the harmonies are so funny, that I cannot hear the whole piece withou...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Army Recruiters: Just Aggressive or Often Dishonest?
Replies: 20
Views: 2993

The Army won't lower standards? Just last week the Army did just that to enlist a whole bunch of people who couldn't get in a year ago. I feel very sorry for MG Rochelle. He's in a no-win situation as far as his career goes. Ralph, unlike me, a simple Army brat, you were actually in the Army. Lower...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Army Recruiters: Just Aggressive or Often Dishonest?
Replies: 20
Views: 2993

It came with a copyright statement, but unlike articles in the NY Times, no transcript of anything involving employees of the United States speaking officially can be copyrighted. _____________ Army Recruiting Commander Briefing STAFF: Well, good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. As you know, our Arm...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Bush Blunder or Hardliner Propoganda??
Replies: 12
Views: 1713

Corlyss_D wrote:How about outright lie? Utter lack of skepticism on the part of the reporter. Etc.
Brava, Corlyssita mia. [/i]
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Because you can never have too many references . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Ralph wrote:Thanks-I bookmarked the site and I will ask them to list my paper, "Darwinism and the Evolution of Modern Civil Procedure in the Ninettenth and Twentieth Centuries."
Is a case pending in Kansas about the right of a state to block Internet access to selected sites?
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

Dittersdorf - 88,700. It's not the number of pages but the quality that matters! Did you take into account that Carl (or Karl) Ditters von Dittersdorf is a much more common German name than Richard Wagner? You were probably getting a lot of family histories in those hits. And there are more America...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

Aside from that, I can generally agree with the stated holy trinity with Mozart as god the father, which, you may have noticed, does not include a single Italian except Mozart as an honorary one. I like that idea, Mozart as an honorary Italian. The Italians worshipped him, calling him "Amadeo" and ...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Dvorak, the Acela, and Amtrak
Replies: 35
Views: 5842

Hot dogs at the original nathan's. A trip on elevated tracks to Flushing where you can enjoy some of the best Chinese and Korean food in New York. And there's so much more! Okay, you sold me. Can I come too? I've been to Flushing (Shea Stadium, don't you know), but never to Coney Island. :(
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What's Their Real Problem with Gay Marriage?
Replies: 25
Views: 3661

Corlyss_D wrote: I don't follow the news compulsively. I follow politics closely.
I will for the time being give you the benefit of the doubt that there is a difference.
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

In my opinion no one wrote better opera then those of Wagner and only Mozart and Richard Strauss can be classed with him. Peter Schenkman I agree that Wagner is one of the greatest opera composer. :) only Mozart and possibly Strauss can be classed with him. But I don't think Wagner is anywhere near...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Mitterand's Secret is Out!
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

Corlyss_D wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:Make note--1 case D. Coke, Ralph, NYC, break the ice gift.
Take him a couple of virgins too so he can tell the difference.
That's five laughing faces, which means I was on the floor.
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Army Recruiters: Just Aggressive or Often Dishonest?
Replies: 20
Views: 2993

I think somerecruiters, not all, do some of both - slick salesmanship and some lying. I went to law school with a sharp gal who was going to lawschool on the money she got from a settlement with the Army over her recruiter lying to her. She got the promises in writing and when the Army didn't fulfi...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Mitterand's Secret is Out!
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

Make note--1 case D. Coke, Ralph, NYC, break the ice gift.
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Army Recruiters: Just Aggressive or Often Dishonest?
Replies: 20
Views: 2993

In the first place, there is precious little in that article about recruiters being dishonest. I have been listening for years to this nonsense that military recruitment is de facto conscription, and frankly, I am sick of it. The military is still the way out of the ghetto for large numbers of peopl...
by jbuck919
Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your opinon on a new series of posts ...
Replies: 18
Views: 2691

You're such a modest guy on your own message board, Lance. It's a wonderful idea, of course. I must tell you, though, that I myself am not a recording jock and can rarely comment intelligently when many different recordings of the same work exist, which is usually. Good luck with the project.
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Opium and a beautiful woman
Replies: 28
Views: 6693

You take the Dysphonie Martinique that seriously, huh guys? Ok, I accept that. Carry on.
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Question for Dave the Engineer
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

I have one too. I am constantly in discussions with the science teacher who seems to get every other notion wrong except that maybe I do. The other day we were talking about the virtues of nuclear power. I have always believed that it was a mistake not to go whole hog with nuclear power and that the...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What's Their Real Problem with Gay Marriage?
Replies: 25
Views: 3661

"Normal" people don't need to dot every i and cross every t in their life, not to mention anticipate every pitfall lurking around the corner (to mix a metaphor) in order to be secure in their rights. It's not about being 'normal' whatever that is. It's about being in the majority. Any minority that...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What's Their Real Problem with Gay Marriage?
Replies: 25
Views: 3661

I rather suspicion it has something to do with taxes, benefits or inheritance... The need to deal with those issues has always been the source of my concern from a public policy standpoint. If that was the source of the gays concerns alone, most of them could be dealt with by wills, AMDs, medical p...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Dinner at Eight for Eight
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Me? I'm so introverted that I'll be lucky if I can pull off lunches with Ralph and Karl Henning this summer. I'm counting on their extraversion. I'd be perfectly happy if eight of us on this and the other board could get together at one of the Mongolian barbecues in the DC area. A traditional feast ...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Dvorak, the Acela, and Amtrak
Replies: 35
Views: 5842

I agree. As much as I'd like to see it too, it ain't gonna happen just for tourism. If the government insists on privatizing like they have threatened for 30 years to do, it will mean the death of the passenger rail system in this country. Amtrak still carries a lot of business travelers. Again, I ...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Dvorak, the Acela, and Amtrak
Replies: 35
Views: 5842

My last significant Amtrak ride was on, I think it was called the Montrealer, now discontinued, which I took solely for the experience (it was overnight with a compartment, something I had never done). I met my sister in Burlington and we had a marvelous few days in Montreal. However, the air condit...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Mitterand's Secret is Out!
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

The revelation shows that the gentleman is a true sophisticate. Just as President Clinton always kept Diet Coke in the Oval Office pantry and wasn't shy about enjoying that ambrosi in public, M. Mitterand now can openly savor Coke. When you get down to it, wine is nothing more than artfully flavore...
by jbuck919
Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Dvorak, the Acela, and Amtrak
Replies: 35
Views: 5842

I am currently being spoiled by the too-good-to-be-true German train system. Almost literally every town has a station, and then the cities that are at the end of the trip are either walker friendly or have excellent public transportation plus taxis. I face the reverse situation of Ralph. My underpo...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

I would like to make it clear that I am not trying to psychoanalyze Wagner. If his works are "alloyed" with anything, it is putative intermittent mediocrity, and that should be the only issue. To my mind, Wagner invented the context where a composer can get away with mediocrity under the screen of ...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Winifred W. the Hitler Idolator
Replies: 20
Views: 3713

The Bayreuth Festspiel is now a public trust, but there is a clause that for as long as possible descendents of Wagner will be in artistic charge. Currently, two great-granddaughters are being groomed for the role. That is not to say that they do not thoroughly disown these previous unfortunate ass...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

I would like to make it clear that I am not trying to psychoanalyze Wagner. If his works are "alloyed" with anything, it is putative intermittent mediocrity, and that should be the only issue. To my mind, Wagner invented the context where a composer can get away with mediocrity under the screen of w...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Winifred W. the Hitler Idolator
Replies: 20
Views: 3713

The Bayreuth Festspiel is now a public trust, but there is a clause that for as long as possible descendents of Wagner will be in artistic charge. Currently, two great-granddaughters are being groomed for the role. That is not to say that they do not thoroughly disown these previous unfortunate ass...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Guns in the U.S. and U.K.
Replies: 13
Views: 2162

Do we have to go through this again? Corlyss' pet project demonstrating against all common sense not to mention every other kind of sense that I am less safe in London than in Baltimore because there are stricter gun controls in the UK than in the US.
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Winifred W. the Hitler Idolator
Replies: 20
Views: 3713

The Bayreuth Festspiel is now a public trust, but there is a clause that for as long as possible descendents of Wagner will be in artistic charge. Currently, two great-granddaughters are being groomed for the role. That is not to say that they do not thoroughly disown these previous unfortunate asso...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: What's Their Real Problem with Gay Marriage?
Replies: 25
Views: 3661

In the past academic year I've read at least a half-dozen admissions applications where the not uncommon story is told by a man (usually) or a woman (occasionally) who is thrown out of the family on coming out as gay. It shocks me that young people should be dealing with this on law school applicat...
by jbuck919
Sat Jun 18, 2005 4:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Nice article on School Choice in Florida
Replies: 25
Views: 3951

The most important problem (which would be addressed by vouchers) is that public schools have absolutely no incentive to improve because they enjoy monopoly status. Have you by any chance noticed the difference between the motor vehicle bureau of thirty years ago and that of today? Or any bureacrac...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Mr. Smith Leaves Washington
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Corlyss_D wrote:
Barry Z wrote:There you go again.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I have not yet begun to go again!

Now that John's on the road, I've got this little article on gun control . . . .
I'll be back. :twisted:
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

Have it your way. When the issue descends to this level, there is no point in my responding. Can the end be that we both love Wagner? Loving or not loving Wagner is not the issue. The issue is that you characterized my post as "Wagnerolatry." I asked you, Why so? You responded with an answer only a...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Leonard Bernstein: 6 talks at Harvard ( 1973)
Replies: 37
Views: 7007

I think he was a better than decent conductor.
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Maazel Tov from CMG to the Happy Couple
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

More importantly, have they set a date for the divorce? ***** Dearest Corlyss, Has the parched air of the desert deracinated your romantic inner self? Aaaaahhhhh, noooo! I was like this before I moved here. I've been like this since my sophmore year in high school. Jeez louise, you had to say "soph...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

Aha. Finally caught in an act of (however elaborately disguised) Wagnerolatry. Not that I was hoping for it--quite the opposite. Is that a fact. And it's "Wagnerolatry"...why, exactly? "Creative unconscious"? Give us all a break. You can't possibly be the simpleton your above comment marks you out ...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

dzalman wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:Aha. Finally caught in an act of (however elaborately disguised) Wagnerolatry. Not that I was hoping for it--quite the opposite.
Is that a fact.

And it's "Wagnerolatry"...why, exactly?
"Creative unconscious"? Give us all a break.
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Mickey Mouse Club Composer Dies at 79
Replies: 16
Views: 2591

Re: Mickey Mouse Club Composer Dies at 79

I'm glad you put the word "club" in there. For a minute, I was afraid you were talking about Andrew Lloyd Weber. That's "Andrew, Llord Webber" if you please. :) [quaver] Look in the WIII-ickipedia, W-I-C-K-I-P-E-D-I-A. [/quaver] You mean you took that seriously? :roll: You wound me. Of course not. ...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

I swore to myself I wouldn't comment on this, but as this thread has developed, I've really no choice. Karl' s, And gradually increasing familiarity with [Wagner's] work seems largely to confirm that he might have been an unalloyedly great artist (and probably, a finer character) if he had enjoyed ...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

Well, in that case I have a simple question, John. What should Wagner have changed about himself to become that "unalloyed great artist"? Think twice about his megalomania? Reconsider his life? Publicly retract his anti-semitic tracts? Write operas lasting three hours max? How would this make him a...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Mickey Mouse Club Composer Dies at 79
Replies: 16
Views: 2591

Re: Mickey Mouse Club Composer Dies at 79

MaestroDJS wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:I'm glad you put the word "club" in there. For a minute, I was afraid you were talking about Andrew Lloyd Weber.
That's "Andrew, Llord Webber" if you please. :)
[quaver] Look in the WIII-ickipedia, W-I-C-K-I-P-E-D-I-A. [/quaver]
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: June 17: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: June 17: Names and Notes in Music

"In a single cymbal crash from a work of Liszt, there is expressed more spirit and feeling than in all Brahms's symphonies and his serenades besides." —Hugo Wolf, composer (1860-1903) There's a provocative quote. Wolf was a fanatical Brahms-hater, the standard biographical line being that when he a...
by jbuck919
Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why do you like Wagner ?
Replies: 150
Views: 22112

And gradually increasing familiarity with his work seems largely to confirm that he might have been an unalloyedly great artist (and probably, a finer character) if he had enjoyed a better-developed self-critical faculty (the artist's truest friend, in many respects). Here I come to save the day! (...