- COMPETING AT BAKING. (1)
- Nick: What’s fascinating, though, is that there isn’t any cash prize for the winner. It’s purely...
- POETRY AND BASEBALL. (2)
- Nick: Correction! It’s @mornacale on Twitter. Slight typo.
- THE OLDEST FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE BEGINS ITS NEW SEASON. (1)
- Nick: I believe the live draft has value above and beyond nostalgia and the social benefit of seeing people in...
- THE ETIQUETTE OF EATING PEAS (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: As is so often the case, the Simpsons have indirectly weighed in on this issue, as Homer clumsily and...
- EATING PEAS WITH A KNIFE. (1)
- milton: What was the origin of eating peas with a knife ? Comic strip ? I remember it from the late 40s.. m “I...
- A MOSQUITO AND DNA. (1)
- Nick: Not to take away from how cool that is, but I’d have to think a defense attorney would have a field day...
- HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (WINTER)—THE PAINTING. (1)
- Nick: I haven’t looked at this painting in years, but upon looking at it again I was reminded of what...
- ECONOMICS IS “A COLLECTION OF FUNNY STORIES ABOUT UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES”. (1)
- Nick: In a Simpsons episode, Bart protects two rare lizards such that they are able to breed. The population...
- A BIZARRE BASEBALL RULE CHANGE IS IMPLEMENTED (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: And all of this to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist. Intentional walks and extra innings games...
- A BIZARRE PROPOSED BASEBALL RULE CHANGE. (1)
- Nick: I’m not a purist, but the problem with this rule is it seems that it would likely result in a bunting...
- “ŚMIGUS-DYNGUS”—A GOOD WORD FOR THE DICTIONARY GAME. (1)
- Nick: We’ve gotten a lot of joy out of a similar game called “Wise & Otherwise.” Instead of a...
- ARMAGEDDON CHESS AND “ARMAGEDDON BASEBALL”. (1)
- Nick: Given how many arms teams tend to have stashed in AAA, it’s not that hard to call up players as needed...
- COMPETING AT BAKING. (1)
Category Archives: art
AND JOSEPH LANGLAND. And here is a poem by Joseph Langland: Hunters in the Snow: Brueghel Quail and rabbit hunters with tawny hounds, Shadowless, out of late afternoon Trudge toward the neutral evening of indeterminate form Done with their blood-annunciated … Continue reading
AND WALTER DE LA MARE. And here is a poem by Walter de la Mare: Brueghel’s Winter Jagg’d mountain peaks and skies ice-green Wall in the wild, cold scene below. Churches, farms, bare copse, the sea In freezing quiet of … Continue reading
HUNTERS IN THE SNOW—WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS. Here is a poem by William Carlos Williams: The Hunter in the Snow William Carlos Williams The over-all picture is winter icy mountains in the background the return from the hunt it is toward … Continue reading
HUNTERS IN THE SNOW—THE POEM. Here is a poem by John Berryman: Winter Landscape John Berryman The three men coming down the winter hill In brown, with tall poles and a pack of hounds At heel, through the arrangement of … Continue reading
HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (WINTER)—THE PAINTING. In time for Slow Art Day, Gabriel Josipovici had a review in the TLS for March 31, 2017 of BOSCH AND BRUEGEL by Joseph Leo Koerner. Josipovici quotes Koerner’s analysis of Peter Bruegel the … Continue reading
17 SECONDS PER WORK OF ART. Terry Teachout in the Wall Street Journal (April 3) called attention to the fact that this Saturday, April 8, is Slow Art Day. Here is the web site for the Day. On the day … Continue reading
RECONSTRUCTING THE ROOF OF A PALACE IN HERCULANEUM. Daisy Dunne has an article on the Daily Mail web site about archaeological finds near Herculaneum, which have permitted the reconstruction of the roof of a palace there. Wood that remains wet … Continue reading
MATISSE AND PATTERNS. Once, when my brother Elmer and I were in college and my sister Mary was in high school, Elmer came downstairs in either a plaid shirt and striped Bermuda shorts or plaid shorts and a striped shirt. … Continue reading
THE KILLER FOG OF 1952. The London fog and smog through which Turner saw the world continued until the 1960’s. The killer fog of 1952 is described in this article by Christopher Klein on the history.com website. During the space … Continue reading