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Translation

June 15, 2017

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In a 1970 Monty Python sketch, a book publisher has published a Hungarian-English phrase book for Hungarian tourists visiting Britain.  The publisher has intentionally mistranslated the phrases to wreak havoc.  By way of example, the Hungarian phrase for “Can you direct me to the railway station?” was translated as “Please fondle my buttocks.”  After the […]

La La Land

January 16, 2017

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At the end of your life, your relationships are all you’ve got.  Sara Groves It’s all worth nothing alone.  Graham Parker SPOILER ALERT.  If you have not seen La La Land and you do not want to know how it ends, read no further.  I am going to talk about the end of the film. […]

A Tale of Two Bankers

December 5, 2016

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Our family has a few Christmas movies that are mainstays of the holiday season for us.  Amongst them are Scrooge (the musical version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol) and It’s a Wonderful Life.  A few years ago in my other blog (if you actually read that one too) I did three posts on Ebenezer Scrooge, […]

Poor Matthew McConaughey

October 7, 2016

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Does anyone besides me think that Lincoln Mercury really needs to fire their ad agency?  My family knows what I am going to say anytime one of those ads comes on, “Poor Matthew McConaughey.” The poor man, he has all of this career success, a beautiful home, 2 cars (current model year), a beautifully tailored […]

Unfinished Business

May 17, 2016

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I grew up watching The Twilight Zone.  Though most of the five seasons of the show were made during my lifetime, I mostly caught it in syndication.  In as much as the local independent stations aired multiple episodes daily, I probably managed to see them all multiple times. The second episode ever aired was titled […]

Fear of Commitment’s Greatest Hits

March 7, 2016

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James Taylor is going to be playing in San Diego in June.  Tickets went on sale last week.  This prompted me to listen to some of his old records.  One of the running themes in his early work seems to be this idea that he must keep moving and can’t settle down.  It is interesting […]

Fifth Power, Ride the Walrus, Olympic Diving

February 15, 2016

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“Adding up the total of a love that’s true, multiply life by the power of two” Emily Saliers “It’s only the giving that makes you what you are.”  Ian Anderson I have been badly neglecting my blog this year.  I usually get posts written in the gaps in my schedule and there just haven’t been […]