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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: 2368

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: 2987

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: 2987

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: 2396

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: 2633

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: 2396

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: 2396

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: 1554

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: 2396

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: 6476

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: 5114

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: 6476

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: 1403

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: 1403

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: 2783

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: 2031

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: 2783

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: 6476

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: 2783

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: 4217

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: 4217

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: 2783

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: 2381

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: 2553

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: 6476

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: 2553

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: 2553

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: 2448

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: 2553

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: 2448

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: 1272

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: 2448

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: 3638

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: 2385

Thanks for the heads up. That is up my alley, a body of music I love but have neglected. I'll look into this.
by jbuck919
Tue May 31, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: CMG & GMG: It's Déjà Vu All Over Again
Replies: 21
Views: 4217

http://www.hogansheroesfanclub.com/images/photoSchultzSmall.gif I know naht'ing! I'd love to be a fly on the wall and read what set Rob off. I have been told that Mel is over there, but I can't imagine that he'd use his real name. Mel is over there and I will not divulge his screen ID in the public...
by jbuck919
Mon May 30, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 17052

but the point is that ignorance breeds ignorance. That's just a smokescreen for "you must believe as I believe, or you are unfit to have a voice in public policy." IMO liberals are backfilling from "These people are not like us, so they are unfit to have a voice in public policy. Now, let's come up...
by jbuck919
Mon May 30, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 17052

the quality of the ignorance :lol: :lol: Now there's a phrase that should come from a poem! Perhaps, "The quality of ignorance is not strained...." or something like that. Oh dear, you don't think I'm including you among the undereducated, do you? I didn't mean that everyone should be able to prove...
by jbuck919
Mon May 30, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 17052

Okay, since Barry didn't answer my question, I'll ask John. John, what's so outrageous about my explanation for why it don't matter a fig whether they believe in EvoDevo or a universe that's 10,000 years old? We are lucky (and our luck might run out at any time) that the irrational beliefs of many ...
by jbuck919
Mon May 30, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 17052

Go to CBSNews.com Home Poll: Creationism Trumps Evolution NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2004 Americans do not believe that humans evolved, and the vast majority says that even if they evolved, God guided the process. Just 13 percent say that God was not involved. But most would not substitute the teaching of ...
by jbuck919
Mon May 30, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: France rejects EU constitution!
Replies: 23
Views: 3217

Any way to get Nigel back? I really miss him. Amen. You, Corlyss and he were the three posters I had a mental face on, even if it was incorrect (and I don't mean to slight the others--my finding someone special bears no relationship to one's value here).* He doesn't post so much over on the other b...
by jbuck919
Mon May 30, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Stranger in Town
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

I think you got the line breaks wrong.
by jbuck919
Sun May 29, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: France rejects EU constitution!
Replies: 23
Views: 3217

Corlyss_D wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:Imbéciles.
Was that the extent of your French you didn't get to practice? :D
Pas du tout. Mon francais est beaucoup mieux que mon allemand. Malheureusement, meme ici à Cologne je ne peux pas trouver une cedille.
by jbuck919
Sun May 29, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: France rejects EU constitution!
Replies: 23
Views: 3217

Hooray. Just like they threw out the US from NATO forces in the 60s so I couldn't be practicing my French instead of my German. Imbéciles.
by jbuck919
Sun May 29, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Wish you had been with me
Replies: 5
Views: 2967

You forgot to tell us about the guys in the black tank tops and baseball caps, Buck. There are some pictures here. http://theoperacritic.com/company.php?company=cgn I meant to say something about the production. It was modernistic, but not bonkers. I was more concerned about the clumsy way they han...
by jbuck919
Sat May 28, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Outsourcing Teaching to India
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

There's enormous variability. In Westchester County there are some of the top-rated school systems in the U.S. and one major system in virtual collapse. That's a product of local control of and local taxes in support of schools. I assume you mean Yonkers. Living in Maryland for 25 years converted m...
by jbuck919
Sat May 28, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Wish you had been with me
Replies: 5
Views: 2967

Wish you had been with me

Wish you had been with me, not for the performance, though that would have been nice too, but for the way I got to see it: I take pot luck when I travel, but I do usually try to see some sort of concert or recital. Here in Cologne, I'm staying at a nice hotel that is not quite luxurious enough to ha...
by jbuck919
Fri May 27, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Most Outrageous Slight to a Fallen Soldier's Mom
Replies: 20
Views: 3040

I didn't want to leave the impression that I wasn't putting my money where my mouth was (though nobody implied that). I can't send e-mail via links from my home computer, so I had to wait to get into work and do it, which I just did.
by jbuck919
Fri May 27, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Fallaci charged in Italy with defaming Islam
Replies: 23
Views: 3593

Ralph wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:
Ralph wrote:Jon Newman
Who?
*****

I was out of it when I wrote that one! I meant, of course, Jon Stewart. Shame on me. :(
Undoubtedly you had just read all that bit about the Da Vinci code on the other thread and were thinking of John Henry Cardinal Newman.
by jbuck919
Thu May 26, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The New Religion: Secular Fundamentalism
Replies: 24
Views: 3943

I'm making one of my three-day weekend trips to German cities tomorrow. I'm going to Cologne and Duesseldorf. Again, it's the "Germany has 14 cities with important old masters museums" thing that is my basic though not exclusive travel plan. And of course, Cologne has one of the great cathedrals. As...
by jbuck919
Thu May 26, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Most Outrageous Slight to a Fallen Soldier's Mom
Replies: 20
Views: 3040

Re: Most Outrageous Slight to a Fallen Soldier's Mom

"To remove the word 'American' from the title of the organization, and to change the bylaws, would require demolishing the entire organization and building a new one," she wrote. "I am sure you understand this is not feasible. We are not being discriminate nor do we want to turn away any mothers wh...