Saturday, April 30, 2022

Expressive Activities


It’s Spring and Mabel Mercer singing Cole Porter songs.


I just finished reading Swan Dive, a 2021 memoir (and some funny behind the scenes observations) by NYCB dancer Georgina Pazcoguin.


Among the topics she covers is an issue I’ve long wondered about: “The success of The Nutcracker as a revered tradition in the United States is baffling,” she writes.  “The US is the only country that regularly performs a ballet that everyone else in the world considers unwatchable.”


Another pithy comment concerns a different ballet and a role she was apparently dissatisfied with: “The part was so incredibly mindnumbing,” she writes “that while sitting in the wings I was able to do my taxes.”


And speaking of wings and Spring and birds and things, Dorothy Parker was having none of it:  “Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off .”

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

In case you missed it

 Black Lives Matter Releases Statement on Biden's 2022 Budget - Black Lives Matter



"There is a saying that says a budget is a statement of priorities. If that is true, then Biden’s budget is showing Black people that he couldn’t care less about saving Black lives."---from the statement above.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Stickin' It to Putin


Made with non-Russian vodka.
One after another.
After another.
After another.
Stickin’ it to Putin.
You do that enough
And it starts to have an effect.

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