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October 27, 2018


Bernardi Dr la paz

Its fascinating cathy f, how every generation thought part of their church music wasn't reverent enough, too popular. How is wonderboy.


cathyf - Your post about music was very interesting. My class read "Julius Caesar" and then "Beowulf" over the last few weeks. Both have references to the dislike of music. One of the reasons Caesar distrusts Cassius is that he does not enjoy music. It is noted in Beowulf that Grendel attacks the mead hall - one reason being that he hated to hear their joyful music.

It is interesting to think about the connection between faith and love of music.

Bernardi Dr la paz

Well Caesars hunch was right on that score, I mentioned once that Michael Crichton tale, where an Arab traveler ibn fadlan travels to the land of Vikings and meets up with grendel.

Bernardi Dr la paz

The film was called 13th warrior, the tale was called waters of the dead.


Prince JMH and I love the 13th Warrior, which we watch together on a semi-regular basis! It's sort of like our own Rocky Horror Picture Show where we shout out some of the lines. I'm not sure why it didn't do better at the box office, because it's fantastic, and the actors are cast sublimely well, IMO. It's on my list of movies which you can't surf on by. If you happen to land on it for a moment, no matter which moment, you just watch it till it's over again.


Thanks for that - Amazon has "The 13th Warrior" so I've added it to my to be watched list. (Omar Sharif and Antonio Bandaras - how could it not be good!)


Now, where was I? Ah, yes, tonights KJART News:

The Kunst Historisches Museum is having a "once in a lifetime" show of never-seen-together works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. They are wonderful, but what's really great for folks in far reaches is that the Museum has also put up some really hi-resolution images that you can zoom in and out and round about on — which is really terrific considering how many people and tableaux the guy manages to squeeze into every (literal!) frame. I'm sure most folks have seen his Tower of Babel:

Bruegel - Tower of Babel photo bruegel The Tower of Babel_zpsguwyn4cg.jpg

But there's way more to it than first meets the eye when you zoom in on each level of the layer cake.

Ditto for "Christ Carrying the Cross." There's so much going on at every level of this painting, too, that it's easy to miss the procession, even though it's actually dead center.

Breugel - Christ Carrying the Cross photo Christ-Carrying-the-Cross-_zpsvnzziwwe.jpg

There are another 9 paintings in the zoomable collection, most of which reward a close look. I found it hard to tear myself away.


Almost forgot they've also got a handy little 'splainer version of Christ w Cross.



I think you meant Eaters of the Dead.


Talking about public school kids singing the Biebl made me go search for the All-State in question. I found a youtube clip of the 2011 Illinois All-State Chorus men singing the Biebl. https://youtu.be/d0R4M3tyAbc What's really cool is that the schola is made up of tenor & bass music teachers.

(If you want to see a truly spectacular version, here's the 2013 Mother's Day card from Notre Dame https://youtu.be/syi4TaaM48I WonderBoy is back there, too! And then if you queue up this one https://youtu.be/rQPitoUe2Xw to 1:36 there's the moment when the ND Glee Club reveals their alumni in their 100th anniversary concert.)

Bernardi Dr la paz

Yes it's a typo, sadly the film went over budget despite having John mctiernan (of red October fame) and William wisher (a screen writer for die hatd) the production went pearshaped and Sharif came to regret it

That is a remarkably busy painting, such attention to detail.


I couldn't believe how much was there, once I starting zooming in. I hope the links I posted took you to the right pages. A couple of times I ended up with a pair of pix, one of the oil painting and one an infrared. If that happens you can go back to the start page and deselect the unwanted version.


Gnu Tred.


Clarice's Pieces is up.



Agree that the speech with the kids at The Future Farmers convention is something. Well written, well delivered, and there is no question he truly cares about these kids and our farmers.

I was thrilled to see their excitement about meeting him on his arrival.


The MSM has been on full attack mode since the killings at the baby naming ceremony. The strength he and his family show in dealing with these assaults is extraordinary. Please pray for them---and us all.

Holding the House isn't about advancing MAGA--it is about having them stay out of power. Unquestionably rejecting them, their divisiveness and their methods. Rejecting their message and their values.

Miss Marple

Very interesting! https://t.co/ZmSA4v5fKi

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Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings. It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!

Miss Marple

Those two tweets were from last night. I swear he only sleeps about 4 hours a night.

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I didn't know they had private companies trying to make rockets.

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Photos and some video included.

Miss Marple


This thread has two videos of interviews with kids who were at the Young Black Leadership Conference at the White House.

I haven't watched all of it and will probably do so later. They give their impressions of President Trump, who spent quite a while with them, and their observations about the media.

What I have seen is very encouraging.

Clarice Feldman

Good morning , JOM! I wish I could stay up all night to see JHM's posts. I agree completely with her 12:08 and the Bruegel paintings are marvelous.



ROFLMAOPIP. You take sour cream with your borscht, too!?

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