Every now and then, I get introduced to someone who immediately tells me they don't like opera. In addition to being a weird opening gambit when greeting a (former, at this point, but still) opera singer, it's also frustrating. Upon examination, I discover that they've not really seen it. Boiled down to soap, they wouldn't know opera if it pranced up in a doublet and stabbed them with Maestro's baton.Read More
The Vagi – the Gift that keeps on giving – is back! The Gift of the Vagi will be at NYC’s Don’t Tell Mama on Wednesday, September 26, at 7pm...For my part, I’m resisting the jokes about how The Vagi is tighter and smoother than the last time I took it out… aren’t you proud of me? It’s not easy for me to let that slide. Really want to squeeze one in.Read More
I'm just going to hang onto this in my brains, for later when the republicans do something shitty, or Trump is sundowning again. Not everything sucks.Read More
In these troubled times, it's important to take time out for self care, to smile fondly, even laugh, at the sweet images that daily life can bring. For some people, it's cat memes. For others, dog videos. Or babies gurgling funnily. Each to his own, of course; for me, tales like this brighten my day and sweeten my wine.Read More
Ever mull over presidents, past and current? I do. So, pop quiz.
Who Am I? I am a Republican and a Unitarian. I’m a graduate Yale College and of Cincinnati Law School, and a member of the Ohio Bar. In my career, I was...Read More
This is a re-post of a re-post; I never get tired of re-visiting this. Long after he's an ignominious footnote on the tombstone of the GOP, we'll want to show these to our children's children, and Remember.Read More
Except for maybe crushing depression, who knows, I don't know why I have this Fordham Law Review paper on the 25th Amendment. (Probably daydreams about removing DJT because Teh Crazee. Which, I mean, I'd tots do the kickstarter, but I have my doubts about the efficacy of such a treatment.)Read More
I heard a youtube of Carmen McRae and Joe Pass doing "What are you doing the rest of your life", and love blossomed ..Read More
The deal is that Mango Unchained signed a spending bill that Ann dislikes intensely, because he was told that vetoing it and then going to Mire a Lago would be poor optics. She has lost her customary good humor and lovely manners entirely.Read More
Yes, yes, we should all support Vanessa Trump in her moment of clarity, as she files for an expedited and uncontested divorce in which assets can be immediately transferred, on the same day that her family's business is subpoenaed.Read More
I was not expecting that when Fascism came to America, it would be so weirdly obsessed with professional football. --Julius Ghost, TwitterRead More
We only got CBS out of Topeka which, full disclosure, did totally suck; we didn't get Charlie's Angels OR Mork and Mindy. So uncool. Plus party lines sucked. (For the zero weans reading this, these had to do with the telephone and were terrible.)Read More
Columbus’s special brand of dickishness is three-fold. First off, his greatest achievement was “discovering” land that was not only already inhabited by millions of people but was also previously “discovered” by Europeans 500 years earlier. Second, his great discovery of the New World happened completely by accident and Columbus went to his grave still believing he had been sailing back and forth to Asia all those years. Third…Read More
When I finally listened to my mother and decided to sing Dirty Blues, the required reading took me directly into the rich vein of history that is the Minstrel Show. Those blackface variety shows, constructed of racism and vulgarity and looked upon by modern audiences with horror are simultaneously revolting, mysterious and frightening.Read More
The Gift of the Vagi keeps on Giving! We're going to reprise my tale of naughty bits 'n' woe on May 4 at Don't Tell Mama! Come for the $15 cover, stay for the schadenfreude!Read More
“Spinach has vitamins A, B and D.
pinach never appealed to me.
But one day, having dinner with a guy,
decided to give it a try.
didn’t like it the first time….
Oh, how it grew on me!"...