Sunday, December 17, 2017

Apres moi, le deluge, so many cultural icons notch their EXTRAORDINARY COMEdowns

After Weinstein: 45 Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct and Their Fall From Power - The New York Times

A breathtaking pageant, that continues to play out day by day.

Including now this female Congressional candidate, brought down, like many by charges only, nothing proved;  has society gone too far?

It is a veritable opera of human nature.  Every character has its time on the stage.

Some confess their crimes, others maintain their innocence. 

Others offer their advice on dressing modestly, and as that is not Politically Correct, are castigated on the Internet for venturing to make such (modest) proclamations.

Some are disingenuous and wish to have it both ways, as in, 'yes I had an affair, but I was a mere 24 years old, and, my partner was rich and powerful, and now it seems the thing to do is to renounce it, so I am, etc. etc. etc....."

Recalls the line:  full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Bottom line:  Overall, sociologically, The Great Purge is a positive, yes, and long overdue.  The weaker should be protected against the stronger.

Please don't ask how can women be "weaker" if the sexes are, in fact, equal, as per Feminism?  If you do, you are probably the type who would say the emperor has no clothes, and for that impudence, you would deserve to be incarcerated.  That is a sexist statement, of course, and again, not Politically Correct.  The main thing is to be Politically Correct.  No force on earth can resist an Idea Whose Time Has Come.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Comedowns are the flip side of Comebacks

After Losing Millions To Nigerian Scammers, A Bankrupt Boris Becker Is Liquidating His Assets | Zero Hedge

He overcomes through music

Two days ago we happened into the middle of a work on classical WFMT;  it captured our imagination sufficiently to track it down when we returned home from the playlists.  It was Tobias Picker's Romances and Interludes.  

We found these program notes on it from an Indiana U performance:  "Romances and Interludes was inspired by Robert Schumann’s Drei Romanzen for oboe and piano. Composed by Schumann in 1849, Drei Romanzen is the only contribution of an original solo work by a major Romantic composer to the entire 19th-century oboe literature. Picker embedded these pieces in his own composition which flows breathlessly through a succession of romances and interludes introduced by a prelude."

We had not heard the name Tobias Picker before, and have started exploring his work.  Enroute, we came across his own comeback story, and share it here:

'How making music helped me fight Tourette's' - The Jewish Chronicle