All posts filed under: An Appreciation

What’s going on in the world?

  The world of comics, that is… I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… Some of the best critical thinking, throughout history, has come at the end of a colored pencil… Now, to some of you all of this may seem like just so much low-hanging fruit, and justifiable outrage. But to entirely too many it will seem like unwarranted criticism… Me…? Read the past posts if you’re in doubt as to where I stand. But I really don’t seem to be finding any societally conscious cartoonists praising whats going on. Politically conscious… Well, sure… But cartoonists with an eye for what’s actually happening? They all seem to be fairly unanimous… That right there is a cartoon with an eye towards the reality of the situation, the (gross though they are) nuances of the current climate, and a scathing wit… Long live the cartoonists…       Images found here.        

Well… you know…

  Since we appear to be in absolutely no danger (at least not around here, we’re not) of seeing the sun at all today… And since it is a Monday, after all (at least around here, it is)… A little something something to take your minds on wind-blown flights of fancy…   As it were….   It’s been cloudy and overcast, with intermittent rain, for the better part of going on five days, now. I am ready for some sun…!   On the plus side, all but the most massive piles of snow are now gone… so there’s that to be said for the rain…        

Happy, um… happy…

  Man, it seems like every post lately has the word “happy” in the title. Happy this, and happy that… Now, just so you know, I’m not necessarily known as the “happy” guy… I used to tell all my friends it was my life-long goal to grow up to become a crotchety old fart. And then they would invariably reply “… what do you mean by… ‘become’?”

Happy Birthday…

  Today is the day on which we remember the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, born in Eisenach. As always… Well, by always I mean in my recent past posting history, anyway… As always, I will let the honoree speak for himself. A performance by two legends of the violin – David Oistrakh (my personal favorite of all time) and Yehudi Menuhin – of the piece known colloquially as the Bach Double. Enjoy!           Top image found here.