- 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: Shakespeare
ACTORS INTONING.. I posted here about how Mary Jane and I each liked Mel Gibson’s performance as Hamlet because he avoided the “intoning” of Shakespeare’s lines that we each associate with John Gielgud—a style which always seemed to be focused … Continue reading
I THINK APPOINTING A NEW DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBE IS FOR THE BEST FOR EVERYBODY. After a little bit of reflection, I think that what happened at the Globe is for the best. There are already a lot of theaters … Continue reading
THE CONTROVERSY AT THE GLOBE—-MAYBE IT WAS REALLY ABOUT THE LIGHTING AFTER ALL. From a distance, it seemed to me that the announcement that the board of the Globe determined that: “…future productions will now see a return to simulating … Continue reading
THE CONTROVERSY AT THE GLOBE—-PRESERVING THE GLOBE EXPERIENCE. I posted here about our experience of the Globe. I said: “We saw an all female RICHARD III at the Globe Theater and the actresses playing Richard III [Kathryn Hunter] and Buckingham … Continue reading
THE CONTROVERSY AT THE GLOBE—-WAS IT “SNOBBERY” TO CHANGE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS? Emma Rice’s departure, like her original appointment, is very controversial, as can be seen in the comments quoted in the Hannah Furness article. The board of the Globe had … Continue reading
THE DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBE THEATRE, WHO SAID THAT SHAKESPEARE MAKES HER “VERY SLEEPY”, WILL LEAVE HER POSITION.
THE DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBE THEATRE, WHO SAID THAT SHAKESPEARE MAKES HER “VERY SLEEPY”, WILL LEAVE HER POSITION. I posted here in June of this year about how Emma Rice, who had been appointed to be artistic director of the … Continue reading
THE AMBIGUITY OF THE BUDDHA’S FACES. William Empson and his book SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY changed how I look at literature (and legal cases and at life). (Here is a post about Empson’s analysis of at least 8 different meanings … Continue reading
IDENTITY, HUSBANDS AND WIVES, AND DROPS OF WATER. The other speech I have been thinking about occurs when the wife of one of the twins goes looking for her husband and encounters her husband’s twin, who does not recognize her. … Continue reading
IDENTITY, TWINS AND DROPS OF WATER. Last week, we went to hear—and see—a staged reading of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS directed by Ruth Anne Baumgartner. It was very well done. This week I have been thinking about two speeches in … Continue reading