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Off to drink liberally.

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Virginia Beach Drinking Liberally Thursday 0

Start your Valentine’s Day evening with us.

When: Thursday, February 14, 6 p. m.

Where:
Croc’s 19 Street Bistro
620 19th Street (Map)

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Tempus Fugits 0

Title:  Executive Time.  Image:  Trump as Mickey Mouse on a watch.  Instead of numbers, the watch face reads

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Justin Brewer explains the endless loop.

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And Now for a Change of Pace 0

Image of insect, likely from a collection.

Via All Things Amazing, an image site (warning: some images NSFW).

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Bonnie Goldstein has had enough.

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We Went to a Concert 0

The violin soloist was marvelous, as was the guest conductor.

And the musicians of the VSO gave their usual excellent performance.

Aside:

Last year, the VSO performed Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade as a tribute to the first violinist, who was celebrating his 25th anniversary with them.

Scheherazade has been my favorite bit of classical music since I first heard it back when “stereo” was new (I still have the album), but I did not know until I saw it performed that it is a tour-de-force for the first violinist; much of it is the first violinist in solo. They–and he–nailed it.

Absolutely nailed it.

If you live in this area, be sure to take in a VSO concert. If you go their website a few days before the show and the show is not sold out, you can pick up tickets cheap. But, be warned! you’ll be buying a subscription the next season. That’s what happened to us.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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Extra-Special Bonus QOTD 0

Buzz Burbank:

We have progressed over the last . . . 43 years from “I am not a crook” to “I never worked for Russia . . . .”

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A Poem, Not by Henry Gibson 0

This poem by Alastair Read was in the preface to a slim volume about DNA which was part of my tenth grade biology class. The class sucke–was less than desirable, as the teacher taught it as if we were college students, which we weren’t.

But I’ve never forgotten the first verse of the poem. (Attribution.)

    Curiosity may have killed the cat; more likely
    the cat was just unlucky, or else curious
    to see what death was like, having no cause
    to go on licking paws, or fathering
    litter on litter of kittens, predictably.

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Off to drink liberally.

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Virginia Beach Drinking Liberally Tomorrow 0

When fellowship is needed, join us . . . .

When: Thursday, January 10, 6 p.

Where:
Croc’s 19 Street Bistro
620 19th Street (Map)

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpled on the fly(er).

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“Smile, You’re on Candid Camera” 0

Musical Notes

Everywhere you go . . . .

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 0

If you have not done so, I highly recommend that you read Lena Horne’s autobiography.

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Our next number is dedicated to all the boys and girls at Fox News.

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