Monthly Archives: July 2017

Summer of the Shrew Part Deaux: Katherine’s Ironic Speech

The speech that Katherine gives at the end of The Taming of the Shrew has been the subject of much discussion.  Is this speech meant to be interpreted on face value, or is it ironic? Much of this is due … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random Reylo Thoughts Part 8: My Want’s, Rey’s Wants

This is going to be a composite post, and a long one at that.  Brace yourself. Part 1: What I Want  First of all, I am going to talk about my want for Rey.  In several posts, I have said … Continue reading

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Ach, Ich Fuhl’s by Genia Kühmeier

We return again to Die Zauberflote, which has some wonderful music wasted on a terrible story. Seriously, I do not care about Tamino’s search for Masonic enlightenment.  But, this is a very famous aria, and for good reason.  It is … Continue reading

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Thanks to Small Dog Syndrome for the Net Neutrality Post

There’s a lot going on, guys, but don’t let this debate and issue get lost in the shuffle today. via Net Neutrality — Small Dog Syndrome

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“Think of Me” Is a Terrible Song

As I wrote a few months ago, I wrote about how I watched the 25th anniversary gala version of The Phantom of the Opera.  I hadn’t listened to the music in more than a decade, but suddenly felt like revisiting the … Continue reading

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Why Wonder Woman Can’t Win Part 2

In the first part, I talked about the fact that Wonder Woman the film cannot win in terms of pleasing everyone.  In this post, I want to talk about how Wonder Woman the protagonist does not win at all. Oh, … Continue reading

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Guns and Ships for the 4th of July

While the first half of Hamilton deals explicitly with the American Revolution, it does not deal specifically with the Declaration of Independence.  This is not surprising, since Alexander Hamilton was not at the Second Continental Congress. Of course, this is … Continue reading

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