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Monday, February 1, 2021

Bleak Midwinter Continues.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:51 PM

From a search for “Studio 60 in this journal —

Tagline:

The drama. The passion. The intrigue…
And the rehearsals haven’t even started.

Plot Summary:

Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save
his sister’s local church for the community by putting on
a Christmas production of Hamlet…

“… were it not that
I have bad dreams.”
— Hamlet

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunday December 30, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM
The Christmas Tiger

Part I:
The Gauntlet

On Jonah Goldberg's new book Liberal Fascism– an attack on, among others, Woodrow Wilson:

"'… at some point,' Goldberg writes, 'it is necessary to throw down the gauntlet, to draw a line in the sand, to set a boundary, to cry at long last, "Enough is enough."'"
 

The Goldberg declaration is from a review in today's New York Times titled "Heil Woodrow!"

 


Part II:
Uncle Duke
Goes to Washington

Today's Doonesbury:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix07A/071230-Doonesbury2.jpg


Part III:
A Holiday Tradition

Dialogue from the classic Capra film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"–

SUMMERS: When the country needs men up there who know and have courage as it never did before, he's just gonna decorate a chair and get himself honored.

DARRELL: Oh, but he'll vote! Sure. Just like his colleague tells him to.

DIZ: "Yes, sir," like a Christmas tiger. He'll nod his head and vote…

REPORTERS: "Yes."

DIZ: You're not a Senator! You're an honorary stooge! You ought to be shown up!

The film starred
James Stewart,
Princeton
Class of 1932.


Part IV:
The Tigers of Princeton

The Christmas evening Pennsylvania Lottery 4-digit number was 0666, the Christian "number of the beast." For the beast itself, see the Dec. 3 Log24 entry "Santa's Polar Opposite?" with its link to a discussion of a metaphorical tiger at the South Pole. A more realistic version of the beast appeared in the news on Christmas evening.

The Christmas number may also be interpreted as a reference to 6/6/6, the graduation date of the Class of 2006 at Princeton University.


Part V:
"Heil Woodrow!"

As noted above, this title from a book review in today's New York Times refers to Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States (1913-1921) and President of Princeton University (1902-1910).

A suitable heraldic emblem
to accompany the Goldberg Heil:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix07A/071230-Shield.jpg

The Princeton Shield

For another heraldic emblem
related, if only in this journal,
to Princeton, see
Religious Symbolism
at Princeton:

Goldberg might prefer,
for his Heil,
the following variation:

Fahne,
S. H. Cullinane,
Aug. 15, 2003

Dr. Mengele,
according to
Hollywood

Click on the Fahne (flag)
for further details.

Goldberg might also enjoy

An Unsuitable Santa:

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Santa from Aaron Sorkin's
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Related material:

Taking Christ to Studio 60
 

Monday, December 24, 2007

Monday December 24, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 AM
 

From Saturday's entry
(Log24, Dec. 22, 2007)
a link goes to–
The five entries of June 14, 2007.

From there, the link
"One Two Three Four,
Who Are We For?"
goes to–
Princeton: A Whirligig Tour
(Log24, June 5, 2007).

From there, the link
"Taking Christ to Studio 60"
goes to–
The five Log 24 entries
prior to midnight Sept. 18, 2006.

From there, the link
"Log24, January 18, 2004"
goes to–
A Living Church.

From there, the link
"click here"
goes to–
In the Bleak Midwinter
(Internet Movie Database)…

Tagline:

The drama. The passion. The intrigue… And the rehearsals haven't even started.

Plot Summary:

Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church
for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet…

"… were it not that
  I have bad dreams."
— Hamlet

Related material:

The New York Times online
obituaries of December 22,

 Ike Turner's
 "Bad Dreams" album
(see Log24, July 12, 2004),

"Devil Music," a composition
by H. S. M. Coxeter,

and

King of Infinite Space.

Those desiring more literary depth
may consult the G. K. Chesterton
play "Magic" for which Coxeter
wrote his "Devil Music" and
the Ingmar Bergman film
"The Magician" said to have
been inspired by Chesterton.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday June 21, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:57 PM
Taking Christ
to Studio 60

continues…

Studio 60

From NBC:

K&R PART III
06.21.07 10/9c TV-14

“The long day’s journey into night
descends deeper into the past.”

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Tuesday June 5, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:08 AM
Princeton:
A Whirligig Tour

Symbol from a
website on
“Presbyterian
Creedal Standards”

The above symbol
appeared here
on 11/8/02.

Related material:

1. The remarks of
Bradley Whitford

at Princeton’s
Class Day yesterday:

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2. An illustration from
Log 24 on 11/10/06:

Paul Robeson in
King Solomon’s
Mines

Counterchange
symmetry

3. The Whirligig of Time
(1/5/03):

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4. Natalie Angier, priestess of Scientism
  (5/26/07), and her new book
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of
the Beautiful Basics of Science
(available as a special from
Amazon.com):

Better Together Buy this book with
God Is Not Great:
How Religion Poisons Everything
by Christopher Hitchens today!

The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Monday September 18, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM
Movie Date
continued…

Taking Christ to the Movies,
by Anna Megill, Princeton ’06

Related material:

Prepare for the Weirdness.”
— Hunter S. Thompson
(see entry of Sept. 17,
At Midnight),

The Presbyterian Exorcist,

and
NBC’s “Crazy Christians” Show
(or, “Taking Christ to Studio 60“)
10 PM ET tonight on NBC.

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