The First Debate

The general consensus seems to be that Mitt Romney won the debate with Barack Obama last Thursday night in Denver, CO. I frankly disagree with this consensus. Romney did not win; Obama lost. There was little in Romney’s performance that was praiseworthy, but there was nothing that was so in Obama’s performance.

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The First Romney v. Obama Debate

After watching this political kabuki play, reading the transcripts of it, and subjecting myself to the lamestream media’s analysis of it, I’m left with the conclusion that Romney “won” only because Obama did even manage “Present” on that night.

The Obama that America’s domestic enemies rallied behind in 2008 was not in attendance at that debate. Only, a tired, stilted, stuttering man who was obviously in over his head and trying to defend a lack of job performance that would and should land any normal person without a job.

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Music Hath Charms

To quote the 17th Century playwright and poet, William Congreve, “Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast.”

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Soothing The Savage Breast

Ah – those words spoken by the character, Princess Almeria of Granada which open The Mourning Bride have titillated people for centuries, lasting in our collective consciousness far longer than the play itself or it’s creator.

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Ophelia Revenant (NSFW)

Have you ever considered what it would be like if Hollywood took a greater interest in the classics, especially the works of William Shakespeare?

While Hollywood will upon occasion produce a movie version of one of Shakespeare’s play, they rarely put much effort into it or seem to take it particularly seriously – and this is a good thing in my opinion because I think that Hollywood would make a complete mess of things, especially in these days.

Between updated and “gritty” remakes / reboots and the seemingly overwhelming desire to turn everything into a “franchise,” Hollywood would be sure to turn the works of William Shakespeare into mockeries of themselves were they to truly turn their attentions to his works.

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Hamlet 2 – The Rising of Ophelia

At a bare minimum (pun very much intended) we could expect a sequel to Hamlet with the naked revenant of Ophelia rising from the waters she drowned in to wreak death and havoc upon whatever characters decided that Hollywood decided to include in the inevitable sequel.

And don’t even get me started on the contortions they Hollywood types would go through in order to provide a “racial diverse” cast for a franchise set in medieval Denmark!

Trust me in this; we’re all better off with Hollywood continuing to essentially ignore the classics, especially Shakespeare. What they would do to the Bard’s works, judging from their recent attempts to “revitalize” older works, would be an abomination and abhorrent.

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Hallelujah!

So what do you do when your choir is nowhere near large enough to properly perform the song Hallelujah? If your the director and members of this high school troop, you get creative.


Silent Monks Sing Hallelujah

I just about spite my beer – it would have been a sinful waste of a fine Weyerbacher Quad – across my laptop when I first saw this “Silent Monks” YouTube video. 😆

Enjoy, but put your drink down first for your a safety. 😉

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