I bet not many outside of the Cincinnati region realize that the Queen City has a world wide reputation for it’s performing arts. My wife an I make it a point to make it up there at least once a year to view a performance from a host of venues, including the Ensemble Theatre, and the Cincinnati Opera. On Saturday night, we ventured up to Music Hall, to watch the antics of that audacious libertine, Don Giovanni. Written by Mozart in 1787, Don Giovanni is based on the legend of one of the all time great seducers, Don Juan.
First and foremost, I want to say that we had a great time. We bought a package that included a great dinner at the hall, followed by another terrific performance by the actors, as well as the orchestra. As usual, the singing and music was amazing, and the performers are every bit as engaging as anything you can find in New York. I would stack Cincinnati’s opera company up against any city in the world: They are that good. The problem though, in spite of the wonderful performances, is that I didn’t enjoy the actual opera all that much. For me, Don Giovanni is a little too misogynistic for my taste. While I do understand that this is an 18th century opera, and that there is going to be misogyny and chauvinism, it was quite simply too much to allow me and my wife to fully enjoy the performance. I spent most of the evening pissed off, because the women were portrayed as weak willed creatures who had but no choice but to submit to his
abuse wily charms. While there were moments of humor, there were few moments of anything else but anger. There was no romantic payoff, no climax, and no closure. The story just fizzled out, and left me scratching my head.
At least the rest of the evening was great. Like I said, the dinner was tasty, the performance was terrific, and the company as always, was the best. I also have to say that there is nothing quite like getting dressed up, and going out to people watch. The opera is a top notch venue for both. So far, we’ve been to three performances at the old opera house: We’ve seen La Boheme, which we loved, and Aida, which we adored. Don Giovanni on the other hand, was just meh.
According to Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Vladimir Putin stole his 2005 Super Bowl ring. During a meeting in 2005, Kraft allowed Putin to see and try on the ring. Supposedly, after slipping the ring on his finger, the Russian tough guy uttered “I can kill someone with this ring.” He then put the ring in his pocket, and walked out surrounded by KGB. Afterwards, Kraft received a phone call from George W. Bush urging him to issue a press release that it was a gift to Putin. He was then instructed by Bush to drop the issue.
As most of you may recall, the 2004-2005 season was in the midst of a run of seasons in which the Patriots were found to be taping other teams practices and stealing their signals. In my opinion, Kraft is complaining about the theft of something that was already stolen. Karma really is a bitch Mr. Kraft. By the way, why were you meeting with Mr Putin? Was he giving you tips on how to steal information in a more discreet manner?
- Putin said “I can kill someone with this,” took Kraft’s Super Bowl ring (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Robert Kraft: Vladimir Putin stole my Super Bowl ring (masslive.com)
- Patriots Owner Claims Vladimir Putin Stole His Super Bowl Ring (nypost.com)
- Robert Kraft Claims Russian President Vladimir Putin Stole His Super Bowl Ring (nesn.com)
- New Low for Russia: Vladimir Putin is a Common Thief (dyingrussia.wordpress.com)
1. Over sleep.
2. Lock yourself out of the house.
3. Ring door bell for 10 minutes, hoping your wife wakes up, while trying to nudge stray cat from your front door with your foot.
4. Hopelessly stare at watch as you realize how late for work you are.
5. Find window that will open. Note to yourself how small it is in proportion to your fat ass.
6. Fit fat ass through window anyway.
7. Knock every thing off desk in front of window.
8. Fall off desk, fat ass first.
9. Grab ibuprofen for broken ass pain.
10. Scald mouth with searing hot coffee while taking ibuprofen for broken ass pain.
The Secretive Bilderberg Conference + Bilderberg 2013: Secret Meeting Opens Press Office For 1st Time
Who rules the world? Corporations + Government = Fascism. ~ DS
Bilderberg 2013: Behind Closed Doors
breakingtheset Jun 7, 2013
Abby Martin goes over a brief history of the Bilderberg conference, the power players in attendance at this year's event, and talks to BTS producer, Manuel Rapalo, about the implications the secrecy surrounding the event has.
Published on Sep 12, 2012 Mike Rambo
How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power -
Books 2 READ : I PAID HITLER By: Fritz Thyssen / Wall Street & The Raise of Hitler
How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power -
THE BREAK DOWN IN LAYMEN TERMS
Seldes talks about Thyssen's financial support of Hitler
Though I haven’t read the books, I’m a huge fan of Game of Thrones. My wife and I have been watching the series from the beginning. While there have been several jaw dropping moments during it’s run, last night’s wedding reception scene was one of the jaw droppingist. After this last episode, I am convinced that GOT author George R. R. Martin is out to kill everyone and everything. Jeez, the Starks are hard to kill? They’re dropping like flies!
Here are some funny as hell reactions to Sunday night’s episode. I’m still in shock.
Are you a fan of GOT? What was your reaction to this latest blood spattered character purge?