"Joy and pleasure are as real as pain and sorrow and one must learn what they have to teach. . . ." -- Sean Russell, from Gatherer of Clouds

"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Earworm du Jour

I sort of heard this on someone's phone this afternoon and it stuck in my head. I remember how much I loved this song.

Monday, August 08, 2022

But Don't Call Him a Nazi

Via Joe.My.God.:
The New Yorker reports:
It turned out that the generals had rules, standards, and expertise, not blind loyalty. The President’s loud complaint to John Kelly one day was typical: “You fucking generals, why can’t you be like the German generals?”

“Which generals?” Kelly asked. “The German generals in World War II,” Trump responded. “You do know that they tried to kill Hitler three times and almost pulled it off?” Kelly said.

But, of course, Trump did not know that. “No, no, no, they were totally loyal to him,” the President replied. In his version of history, the generals of the Third Reich had been completely subservient to Hitler; this was the model he wanted for his military.

I remember reading that Trump kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bedside. Do I need to say more?

What's New at Green Man Review

hA day late, but better late tan never, right? This edition looks pretty juicy:
lots of SF books and audiobooks; Euro-folk, Indian classical, and some jazz, plus lots of African music; jerky; Jonah Hex; and more!
So find a nuce cool spot to rekax and nosey on over.

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Republicans Descibing Republicans

Florida Seen. Rick Scott came out with this one recently (via Joe.My.God.):
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott warned the Texas Conservative Political Action Conference Friday about the “greatest danger ever” faced by America. “The militant left wing in our country has become the enemy within,” Scott contended during his speech in Texas. Scott also predicted that “in their new socialist order, everyone will obey and no one will be allowed to complain,” while again describing the “woke Left” as a “modern day version of book burners” and the “most narrow-minded intolerant people our country has ever seen.”
This is pure projection, as we might expect. It seems to be the right's favored tactic these days,at leat in public ssstatements. And grab your irony meter --that post appeaared right after this one:
Michigan Town Defunds Library Over LGBTQ Books
Yu know it's not the laft doing that.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Right on Schedule, What's New at Green Man Review

I remembered! (Pats himself on back.) Here's the new edition of Green Man Review:
Some Favorite Doctor Whos, Robert Hunter’s ‘Brown-Eyed Women’, a Musical Playlist from Gary Whitehouse, a Bevy of Live Music reviews and Elizabeth Bear on All Things Foodie
So find a nice cool place to relax and scoot on over.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

What's New at Green Man Review

Back on track with the latest edition of Green Man Review:
Jennifer offers us chilaquiles for breakfast, Folkmanis Dragons, The Doctor creates Macgregor’s Kitchen Garden, Eric Burdon’s Least Favourite Song, books with a ‘sunny’ theme, Rosemary Sutcliff’s historical fiction
You know the drill: click on over and enjooy.

Monday, July 04, 2022

Oops! Catching Up With Green Man Review

Somehow, I missed this one completely. Haappily, you can still catch the latest edition of Green Man Review, because the iternet is forever,
All things de Lint; Festival Express; Jennifer’s annual Solstice pig roast; lots of Cara Dillon, plus cool off with some Canadian and Siberian folk music
So find a nice cool shady spot and clickk on over.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Thought for the Day.

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