The Bjork/Newsom post Appreciation

[Tangent Alert]

She, Deneuve. is in a film in my top-ten film list: Dancer In The Dark. Not only did I love this movie from seeing it–I rented from store, I think–I loved that Bjork won the Cannes Film Festival award, female role this being her first acting project, one bleeping song being nominated for Best Orig.Song, or whatever it’s called, and she looses to who?, BLEEPING Bob Dillan!!!!!!!!!!! (I’ve never taken to Dillan, didn’t when I was young–[Led Zeppellin].)
so I was thrice-cooked pissed off!!!
I followed Bjork for awhile for that, then I saw Joanna Newsom works and BAAM, I followed her brilliant, 100% American rise-to Super Stardom to be disabused of my fandom by a, quip onstage—I’ve never seen her
live she being spitting-distance from me on the Y’s tour.
 She said: I don’t the exact words
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An Emetic and Triptych

What is the first thing that came to mind when I saw this emetic?

Well, there is only one appropriate response to that picture: A picture or altarpiece in three compartments

Here the soil is barren
Here – nothing grows
But crosses
They – know not what they do
You – your forgiveness
Falls as dew
Nailed upon a wooden frame
Twisted yet unbroken
Open mounted a silent choir
Understood, unspoken
Never was there heard a sound
Until the heavens opened
Now the tide is turning
To other-wordly yearning
Through the sun’s eclipse seems final
Surely he will rise again

Roxy Music, Triptych, album Country Life

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MATT LAUER TERMINATED!! (It’s Beggining To Look A Lot Like Christmas…)


I did an Irish jig and an Indian (American) celebration dance when I learned that Matt Lauer WAS FIRED from NBC–and I am 75% Italian (25% “Austrian Jew”, whatever that means).

I liked most the NBC characterization at the bottom of their screen: “Matt Lauer terminated.”


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An Additional Error in the Term, “Islamophobia”

On what basis would I buy a book written by a guy who has an irrational fear of Islam OR Muslims OR, worse, both?

Does anyone understand the question?

Let’s be clear: not only is the term “islamophobia” being misused by all those who peddle the syndrome, as a widespread phenomenon, but the chosen name, ITSELF, the word, contains an error: ‘islam’ is a religious doctrine; ‘muslim’ is an actual, factual human and the ONLY one of the two that will, THAT CAN, strike fear, in a person, in the heart of an infidel.

Therefore: ‘musliphobia, ‘muhamaphobia’ are more appropriate POTENTIAL candidates for an accurate term to represent an irrational fear of a violent, Islamic, religious zealot.

Am I the only sane person on the planet?

I want, I may want, to read books by people who do NOT have an irrational fear of Muslims OR, worse, Islam OR, much more worse, both.


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The Non-existent Mean

From pages 5 – 6, The Undiscovered Self, by Carl G. Jung:
Any theory based on experience is necessarily statistical; it formulates an ideal average which abolishes all exceptions at either end of the scale and replaces them by an abstract mean. This mean is quite valid, though it need not necessarily occur in reality. Despite this it figures in the theory as an unassailable fundamental fact. The exceptions at either extreme, though equally factual, do not appear in the final result at all, since they cancel each other out. If, for instance, I determine the weight of each stone in a bed of pebbles and get an average weight of five ounces, this tells me very little about the real nature of the pebbles. Anyone who thought, on the basis of these findings, that he could pick up a pebble of five ounces at the first try would be in for a serious disappointment. Indeed, it might well happen that however long he searches he would not find a single pebble weighing exactly five ounces.
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Burqa and Hijab: The Most Slippery of Intellectual Slopes

The argument about the incompatibility of the hijab being worn by a “feminist” is the most slippery of intellectual slopes. (Say that five times fast.) I’ve attempted to draw attention to this belief—I refrain using fact—by declaring that a pair of beautiful eyes exposed by the slit of the burqa is more than dangerous-enough when one is attempting to avoid sexual excitation.

You can take that to the bank.

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The Currency of Status Of Full-throated Leftists

We expect there to be a bit—or more—of truth in the humor that we all know pervade most jokes and jests. A Muslim guy made internet news for attributing a desire, his desire, to blow up things:

The point of the news system is to sensationalize everything. … Makes me so mad. I just want to blow stuff up. […] I get so angry!

The guy is, most likely, being honest. We all know that the currency of status®™ within the set of full-throated Leftists is degree of commitment: Communist vs. Socialist, vs. Antifa vs. Garden-variety Protester, Weather Underground vs. Garden-variety Protester, 19 9/11 Hijackers vs. Garden-variety Muslim (ex. Comedian)


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