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PBS: It was supposed to be a quiet little cafe in Maine. It turned into a culinary phenomena



The Lost Kitchen. Funny that Judy Woodruff doesn't seem to know James Beard is dead.

Full Frontal, Samantha Bee: How (And Why) Black Voter Rights Are Under Attack





"No one can save us but us. We have to keep fighting."

Anniversary of the first performance of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" May 29, 1913



Video is fuzzy but my favorite performance.

Paris, Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky.

"The theatre seemed to be shaken by an earthquake. It seemed to shudder. People shouted insults, howled and whistled, drowning the music. There was slapping and even punching. Words are inadequate to describe such a scene. Calm was briefly restored when the order was suddenly given to put up the house lights. It amused me to see how certain boxes where occupants had been so noisy and vindictive in the dark quieted down when the lights went up.

"Diaghilev had ordained a pause between the two scenes; during this the lights were turned up and police were called in to eject the most violent demonstrators; but no sooner had the curtain risen on the trembling group of girls in Part II, with their in-pointed toes, their bent knees and their right fights supporting their sideways-bent heads, than a voice called out, 'Un docteur!' then another 'Un dentiste!' followed by a third with 'Deux dentistes!' A lady slapped the face of a man in a neighboring box, gentlemen challenged each other to duels, Comtesse Rene de Portales declared that she was sixty years old and that nobody had dared to try to make a fool of her before.

"After the performance [Stravinsky remembered] we were excited, angry, disgusted, and ... happy. I went with Diaghilev and Nijinsky to a restaurant. So far from weeping and reciting Pushkin in the Bois de Boulogne as the legend is [spread by Cocteau], Diaghilev's only comment was 'Exactly what I wanted.' He certainly looked contented. No one could have been quicker to understand the publicity value and he immediately understood the good thing that had happened in that respect. Quite possibly he had already thought about the possibility of such a scandal when I first played him the score, months before, in the east ground [floor] of the Grand Hotel in Venice."

From Richard Buckle's "Diaghilev"

The View: Rep. Greene Compares Mask Mandate to Holocaust (Meghan McCain Whatabout meltdown)





For those who enjoy hate-watching Meghan's nutty, furious Whatabout performances.

Meghan: Democrats are the REAL anti-Semites, their anti-semitism is more sinister and insidious than that of Republicans. The left doesn't bring the same energy toward hate crimes against Jewish people that they do to complaining about Greene (Joy Behar: "That offends me." ) The Squad is the face of the Democratic Party (but Greene isn't the face of the Republican Party, she's a lone nut, don't be silly).

She misquotes Ilhan Omar, says Omar dictates foreign policy because she's still on committees but Greene isn't (insinuating taking her off committees was a Republican action punishing Greene, which it wasn't -- unfortunately nobody corrected her). The liberal media protects Omar and they're mean to Greene. Meghan holds up the notes her husband gave her to read on air. Yells at Whoopi when they go to break because she imagines Teh Liberal Media is censoring her for uncovering the disgusting anti-semitism of the left that nobody talks about.

Samantha Bee: Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis


I can't order Barack Obama's "A Promised Land" from Amazon.

I've been waiting a long time. I live in Japan and the book is only available by other sellers who either don't ship to Japan or are really expensive. Amazon teased me yesterday by saying the book would be available on May 29th. Then today back to NO. I am sad.

Samantha Bee: Attacks on the Asian American Community parts 1 & 2



Samantha Bee: Sam's Love Letter to Chinatown; The History of Asian Stereotypes in Pop Culture




Meghan McCain's husband says she didn't vote for Biden. I KNEW IT!

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it.

Regular viewers of "The View" know she never said she'd vote for Biden or had voted for him, unlike her mother. She passively-aggressively said their families were close, how Biden is a wonderful person and healing for the country, then on the show regularly launched into Both-Sides attacks and praised imaginary Republican Values. She said she wasn't voting for Trump, never said she'd vote for Biden.

Meghan repeated right-wing talking points that the "radical left-wing" wanting free things and late-term abortions and were, like, totally in control of the Democratic Party. Imaginary late-term abortions are her go-to excuse.

She couldn't bring herself to vote for a Democrat who she said was a moderate and for bipartisanship and a good person. I don't know it for a fact, I just know it's true, but I'm sure she wrote in her father's name for president.

http://salon.com/2021/04/09/who-won-meghan-mccains-vote-for-president-husband-reveals-it-wasnt-joe-biden/

And yes, yes, yes, regular viewers of "The View" don't care. I know.



Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: Atlanta Shooting and Murder of Sarah Everard Pt. 1&2




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