Thursday, June 17, 2004

Thursday June 17, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 PM

Ishtar Wannabe

Reuters, Los Angeles,
June 17, 2004 09:09 PM ET

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone has adopted the Hebrew name Esther.

I personally feel that a more deserving candidate for such a flattering name change would be Piper Laurie (nee Rosetta Jacobs).

See an entry of  Dec. 30, 2002, on Miss Laurie:

From Robert A. Heinlein’s Glory Road:

Her face turned thoughtful. “Would you like to call me ‘Ettarre’?”

“Is that one of your names?”

“It is much like one of them, allowing for different spelling and accent.  Or it could be ‘Esther’ just as closely.  Or ‘Aster.’  Or even ‘Estrellita.’ “

” ‘Aster,’ ” I repeated. “Star. Lucky Star!”


  1. There is a part of me that is resentful of Madonna becoming Esther. 
    And isn’t that odd?  I hold Esther in higher esteem than the Mother Of God.

    Comment by BlueCollarGoddess — Friday, June 18, 2004 @ 11:29 AM

  2. Just curious, did you know a guy named William Meyerson at Harvard?  He just graduated

    Comment by divisortheory — Monday, June 21, 2004 @ 1:15 AM

  3. Nope, sorry.

    Comment by m759 — Monday, June 21, 2004 @ 2:21 AM

  4. Ahh, you were in the math ring so I thought maybe you were a math major, which he was. 

    Comment by divisortheory — Friday, June 25, 2004 @ 3:43 AM

  5. Yep, I was a math major, but that was a long time ago, and not when I was at Harvard.

    Comment by m759 — Friday, June 25, 2004 @ 10:19 AM

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