“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #109: You Can't Tuna Fish
“It’s absolutely stunning to me, the contempt in which the network holds the audience. The idea that these people have standards is laughable.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #107: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #100: Il Planetario di Figaro
Wow, 100 issues of Nota Bene! Props to Russ for helping me for a while with this nifty little S&R feature. Never mind all that now, let’s get on with this issue. […]
Nota Bene #99: Heed the Peace Gnome
“You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’ve got music.” Who said it?
Walking like a pretzel
The National Security Archives at George Washington University recently published translations of Soviet Politburo meetings on Afghanistan. They are more illuminating than the combined words of America’s punditocracy that litter the nation’s […]
Afghanistan: Obama at the crossroads
Election fiascos and strategy deliberations continue, while Pakistan’s army is laying waste to South Waziristan. The deliberations are of the utmost importance; more important and more pressing than health care reform. This […]
Scroguely Works: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, first published November 1966, completed 1940, 384 pages, ISBN 978-0679760801 “… who are you then?” “I am part of that power which eternally wills evil […]