Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Funnies & Arts

As always, click to enlarge.

This above comic was called Academia Waltz, by Berke Breathed, who went on to create Bloom County and Opus. Academia Waltz appeared in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at the University of Texas (known to some as The Daily Pravda, a badge it wore with honor.) This strip appeared some time in the early 80s; it remains sadly relevant today.

(Thanks, S&C)








This Sunday's blog is mercifully brief, as Premium T. and I are winging our way to Ireland as you read. It's been a hectic month, but I finished online courses in Quantitative Methods (statistics, which might as well be a brew of Arabic and Mandarin) and Financial Accounting (where fair is foul and foul is fair). So, on to Intro to Health Care Services and Managing Health Care Organizations!...

I suppose that the right could sink lower than yesterday's obscenity at the base of the Lincoln Memorial, but it would take Rush Limbaugh broadcasting anti-Muslim hate speech from Martin Luther King's grave to pull it off. They'll have a thousand rationalizations about how Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are MLK's natural heirs, but the bald truth remains that their cauldron of hate was a deliberate affront to millions of people around the world. I could think of a hundred good reasons to defecate in Beck's front yard -- it wouldn't be that difficult to come up with them -- but he wouldn't like it no matter how many times I explained that it was a righteous expression of liberty and that his whining was a typical conservative play of the Shit Card. We've been asking this of the right for nearly 60 years. I imagine that we'll be asking it for another 160...

A Howling in the Wires: An Anthology of Writing from Postdiluvian New Orleans includes a contribution from Cliff, who also read at last week's reading...

PHOTO GALLERY
Sussah at angels and people/life in New Orleans takes consistently wonderful pictures of quotidian NOLA. Don't miss our big word, the burden of trauma, and Ora-Vista Baptist Church...


I went to Hawaii and got lei'd...

The sun is back and Roy is glad of it...



Quiet time with Gregory Peck...


FROM THE JUKEBOX
Come on, sweet cream, don't forget to flash/We're all gonna meet at that million dollar bash. (Words and music by Bob Dylan; vocals and all instruments by Citizen K. III)...

Ryan Adams and Emmylou Harris perform a gorgeous, elegiac rendition of "Return of the Grievous Angel"...

My 2o1o NOLA jukebox:
Backatown, Trombone Shorty
Lighthouse, Susan Cowsill
An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Bridging the Gap, Paul Sanchez and Shamarr Allen
Starve a Fever, Happy Talk Band
Tribal, Dr. John & the Lower 911
Happy Go Lucky, D. L. Menard
King of the Party, Big Sam's Funky Nation
American Patchwork, Anders Osborne
Between Rest and Motion, Eric Lindell
ya-ka-may, Galactic

For New Orleans -- you are His own:

4 comments:

sussah said...

Have a safe trip & well-deserved vacation! next 2 online courses sound more interesting than the last 2. sp

Roy said...

Have a great trip, K & T! We expect lots of pictures of the moody Irish countryside.

Shaw Kenawe said...

The guy who referred to liberals as cockroaches and who called our first bi-racial president a racist who had a deep seated hatred of whites wants to restore honor to America?

The Coen brothers couldn't come up with a better premise for their next film.

I'm calling this charlatan out for the next few days, digging up all the filth and vile rhetoric he has engaged in in the past and keeping it front and center for the few conservatives who lurk at my blog.

It is difficult to understand how so many people cannot see through his chicanery.

And no, he has no decency or honor.

K. said...

Thanks, sussah and roy! Pix to follow!

Shaw, they don't see through it because they don't want to see through it. It's more satisfying to have a TV personality validate their prejudices with the message that they aren't the ones who are bigoted.