23 November 2010

Le jour se lève (1939, dir Marcel Carné)

Vous êtes nerveux parce que vous êtes inquiet… et vous êtes inquiet parce qu’il y a des choses qui vous échappent, c’est compliqué, hein!

22 November 2010

Marcel Pagnol - La Trilogie marseillaise

Marius (1931)

Fanny (1932)

César (1936)

15 November 2010

The U.S. refuses to learn from HUAC --- refuses to learn, in general

"The universities are hotbeds of heresy. At least they usually are; it is characteristic for them to be; they should be. They should be teeming with intellectual doctrines some of which the majority find useless or even false, and with moral doctrines some of which the majority find unattractive or even evil. And the diverse parties should dwell side by side, not with the tolerance of indifference, but embattled and cherishing each other: each should know that in its quest the contest with those who disagree will bring faster progress than would an unobstructed route."

Chandler Davis
From an Exile


Divisiones vero gratiarum sunt, idem autem Spiritus

διαιρέσεις δὲ χαρισμάτων εἰσίν, τὸ δὲ αὐτὸ πνεῦμα·

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

[1 Corinthians 12:4]

06 November 2010

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht und Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer

von Die Schluss-Strophen der Moritat

Denn die einen sind im Dunkeln
und die andern sind im Licht
und man siehet die im Lichte
die im Dunkeln sieht man nicht.

Dreigroschenoper (1928)


Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht
10. Februar 1898 (Augsburg) bis 14. August 1956 (Ost-Berlin)

Lotte Lenya
(geb. als Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer)
18. Oktober 1898 (Wien) bis 27. November 1981 (New York City)

03 November 2010


“No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”

-H.L. Mencken.

02 November 2010

getting out the vote

in November 2008, US voter turnout was 56.8% (the highest since 1968)

[in November 2008, Minnesota voter turnout was 78.5%]

01 November 2010

"Bring your gifts and graces and tell your secrets ..."

A White Heron
Sarah Orne Jewett