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  • "Careless Philosopher" by Henry Livingston, with "Hither Dear Husband" from "The Beggar's Opera."

    11/20/2018 10:17:15 AM PST · by mairdie · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1787 | Henry Livingston
    "Careless Philosopher" (1787), a poem by Henry Livingston, Jr., the author of "Night Before Christmas." Music from Henry Livingston’s Music Manuscript – "Hither Dear Husband" from "The Beggar's Opera." People always ask why Henry didn't announce himself as the author when the poem was anonymously published. I always thought of this poem as Henry's answer. This is the first of a set of Henry's poetry, read by the actor who played Henry in the "Trial Before Christmas."
  • L.A. Woman (Doors)

    11/18/2018 9:27:33 AM PST · by Mariner · 63 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19th, 1971 | Jim Morrison
    Jim Morrison's homage to Los Angels. It used to be a great place. I figured appropriate in light of the devastating fires. Barely 3 months after release Jim Morrison was dead. And that was "The End" of one of the truly great bands of the 60's.
  • Bob Dylan's Life Work Being Scrutinized

    10/29/2018 11:11:19 AM PDT · by Virtuefilmsltd · 85 replies
    Within English speaking countries the word culture has long been synonymous with the name Bob Dylan. There are many interpretations of the definition of the word culture. One definition describes culture as "the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively." When referencing this definition with regard to the publics perception of Bob Dylan, we learn that Bob Dylan is the most revered celebrity on the planet by the intellectual community. Dylan is the most quoted and chronicled celebrity of our time. It is that chronicling that establishes him as the most revered. Hailed as a prophet by...
  • Here There Be Tygers (full text) by Ray Bradbury

    10/04/2018 5:37:07 PM PDT · by vannrox · 10 replies
    metallicman ^ | July 2018 | editorial staff
    Here is the full text of the masterpiece. I will let the reader read it and enjoy it. Here There Be Tygers by Ray Bradbury "You have to beat a planet at its own game," said Chatterton." Get in and rip it up, kill its snakes, poison its animals, dam its rivers, sow its fields, depollinate its air, mine it, nail it down, hack away at it, and get the blazes out from under when you have what you want. Otherwise, a planet will fix you good. You can't trust planets. They're bound to be different, bound to be bad,...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, November and December, 2018

    09/30/2018 9:22:26 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 551 replies
    October 1, 2018 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Substitute a former colony for England

    09/29/2018 6:36:45 PM PDT · by gasport · 6 replies
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tpWr0bHjF8I
  • Dark They Were and Golden Eyed (Full Text) by Ray Bradberry

    09/27/2018 7:33:32 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    metallicman ^ | 18sep18 | Ray Bradberry
    I have found this version of the story “Dark they were and Golden Eyed” on the Ray Bradberry library portal in Russia, and I have copied it here exactly as found. Credit to the wonderful people at the Ray Bradberry Library for posting it where a smuck like myself can read it within China. And, of course, credit to the great master; Ray Bradberry for providing this work of art for our inspiration and pleasure. Full Text Here is the full text of the masterpiece. I will let the reader read it and enjoy it themselves. Dark They were, And...
  • How Chinese Baseball Came to North Texas

    09/12/2018 10:27:15 PM PDT · by thecodont · 2 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | Date Aug 30, 2018 | By Eric Benson
    No one knows the Texas AirHogs quite like Larry Green. Over the team’s eleven seasons playing baseball, the 61-year-old Green has missed only five home games in Grand Prairie... [...] The Texas AirHogs are members of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, a federation of twelve, mostly Midwestern, teams unaffiliated with Major League Baseball. Inning breaks are punctuated with water-balloon-toss competitions and mascot races. The level of play is good, but with more overthrows and rundowns than you’d find on an average night at a big-league ballpark. Admission starts at $8 for adults, the parking is free and convenient,...
  • Little Did She Know (She's Kissed a Hero)

    09/11/2018 2:35:10 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 17 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 9/11/18 | self
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcLGLbYyeHQ Little Did She Know (She's Kissed a Hero)
  • 'I had to be honest in my views': 'Plaid shirt guy' at Trump's rally in Montana

    09/07/2018 8:28:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09.07.18 | David Choi
    A guy wearing a plaid shirt who made several animated facial expressions during a Trump rally in Montana on Thursday has been identified as Tyler Linfesty, a 17-year-old high school senior.Linfesty was positioned directly behind President Donald Trump and made several facial expressions as Trump spoke, before a staffer asked him to leave."I didn't really have a plan," Tyler told The Billings Gazette. "I was just going to clap for things I agreed with and not clap for things I didn't agree with."Tyler reportedly managed to have his picture taken with Trump while wearing a Democratic Socialists of America...
  • Rewriting Kipling for the modern age

    09/02/2018 2:01:16 PM PDT · by Twotone · 53 replies
    The Spectator ^ | July 22, 2018 | Rod Liddle
    It is often said that we should worry about the world we are leaving to the younger generation. I am a bit more worried about the poor world, given the state of the younger generation who will soon have custody of it. Last week, for example, the students of Manchester University have decided that Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” is not suitable for their college because he was raaaaacisst. Of course. They have replaced his poem with some vapid drivel from the serially overrated Maya Angelou. It might have been better if they’d simply rewritten Kipling’s verse, adapted it for modern...
  • Breakdancing Man K.O-ed By Queen's Guard

    08/12/2018 10:02:40 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 8/12/18 | Liveleak
    15 second vid of a tourist getting clocked by a queens Guard.Video here.
  • Henry Livingston, Jr.: The Christmas Poet You Always "Loved" - Kindle Edition free for 2 days

    07/12/2018 10:33:44 AM PDT · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Mary Van Deusen
    A teacher friend and I were discussing statistics and I thought the example of statistics in analyzing "Night Before Christmas" might make a good lesson plan. I've seen a number of lesson plans built on the authorship controversy, but not yet on the statistics part. Making it free for everyone until midnight PDT tomorrow is an easy way of passing the info on to her. I've been researching New York Revolutionary War history for 20 years and collecting images. Took advantage of writing this book to stuff in every image I've bought or found available for use in that time...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2018

    06/30/2018 9:52:12 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 748 replies
    July 1, 2018 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Word For The Day - DIABOLIC

    05/04/2018 6:37:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.collinsdictionary.com ^ | 05/04/2018 | Red Badger
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". diabolic (daɪəbɒlɪk ) 1. adjective Diabolic is used to describe things that people think are caused by or belong to the Devil. [formal] ...the diabolic forces which lurk in all violence. 2. adjective If you describe something as diabolic, you are emphasizing that it is very bad, extreme, or unpleasant. [mainly US, emphasis] Pitt's smile returned, and it was hideously diabolic.
  • Dedicating this Ogden Nash poem to today's Leftists

    05/01/2018 10:42:04 PM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 17 replies
    Memory ^ | My Grandparent's Era | Ogden Nasm
    'Love' is a word that is frequently heard, 'Hate' is a word that is not. Love, I am told, is more precious that gold. Love, I have read, is hot. But 'hate' is the verb that to me is superb, And love but a drug on the mart. Any kiddie in school can love like a fool, But hating, my boy, is an art! --- Ogden Nash
  • The history of the bolt

    04/28/2018 8:43:57 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 82 replies
    Bolted - A FORUM ABOUT OPTIMIZING BOLT SECURING ^ | 20 December 2017 | Allanah Eames
    Bolts are one of the most common elements used in construction and machine design. They hold every­thing together – from screws in electric toothbrushes and door hinges to massive bolts that secure concrete pillars in buildings. Yet, have you ever stopped to wonder where they actually came from? While the history of threads can be traced back to 400 BC, the most significant developments in the modern day bolt and screw processes were made during the last 150 years. Experts differ as to the origins of the humble nut and bolt. In his article “Nuts and Bolts”, Frederick E. Graves...
  • Not much of a poem for Holocaust Day

    04/13/2018 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/18 | Esther Cameron
    On Holocaust Remembrance Day it was announced that the proceeds of the diary of Anne Frank will be donated to an American-based organization that sends Arab youths to spit on Israeli soldiers and curse their mothers and films them if they display a twinge of resentment. Yes, it's true. Read Edwin Black's Financing the Flames. That book was loaned to me yesterday by a neighbor down the street in Maale Adumim (across the Green Line, technically a settlement, it was founded on a rainy night in '75 by a few families who faced eviction, though now it has grown big...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April. May and June. 2018

    03/31/2018 9:56:39 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 701 replies
    April 1, 2018 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Maynard Dixon: Thoughts About Art and Modernism

    03/31/2018 9:40:11 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 12 replies
    Painter and Poet of the Far West During the three generations since the California Argonauts who struck it rich had become its most lavish patrons of the fine arts, San Francisco is reputed to have foster-mothered more than twelve hundred artists, most of the first generation being of European birth and training. Her first gilded nabobs, with callouses still on their palms, went in for social climbing and gaudy culture. They crowned Nob Hill with gimcrack palaces and, having been told that art galleries were the thing, “blew themselves” without stint on marble statuary and very large paintings-- panoramic and...