We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It was my freshman year at Yale. I was fresher than most — and from Nebraska — so just about everything I saw, heard and did that year astonished me.
Mr. Cecil Lang, my English teacher, ended a class one day with the words, “You might want to drop by the Law School tonight. A man I consider one of the most dangerous men in America is lecturing there.” I went.
Onstage was a tall, interesting-looking man unlike anything in my experience. A speaker so vocally various, so facially vigorous, so versatile of eyebrow, so eccentric of movement and gesture — even rising virtually “on point” at times for emphasis. This was not just a speaker. This was a performer.
Only a handful of the best comic actors could display such an arsenal of physical and vocal variety. Afterwards, I walked to my room, my head ringing with un-cliched, half-understood phrases. Like, “…and the mental spastics who read The Nation.”
This was some kind of strange genius, alien to anything I’d ever seen and heard.
Here is a laugh. If he can really prove this, I think the poor guy should have asked for a lot more. Would like to see him go before Judge Judy.))
The Daily Telegraph...
'Wife's nagging left me impotent'
"AN Italian man is seeking $300, 000 in compensation after claiming his wife left him impotent through her constant nagging.
Sergio Vinucci, from Parma, says he has medical evidence to prove that his wife’s constant complaining left him so stressed that he became impotent.
"All she ever does is complain," he said.
"It is extremely stressful and it has left me unable to be a man. I want some compensation."