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  • How to Be a Good Classicist Under a Bad Emperor [Alt-Right racists into classics]

    12/17/2016 5:30:16 PM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 28 replies
    Eidolon ^ | 11/21/2016 | Dr. Donna Zuckerberg (Fakebook founder's sister)
    A specter is haunting the Internet-- the specter of the “alt-right.” The forces of white supremacy and toxic masculinity, fueled by a sense of entitlement dwarfed only by their inflated estimation of their own intelligence, have entered into an unholy alliance to remove feminism, political correctness, and multiculturalism from America. And on November 8th, 2016, after enduring years of mockery, months of being told that the arc of the moral universe would never let it win, the Alt-Right scored its first significant political victory: the election of Donald Trump to the highest office of the most powerful country in the...
  • Classic American Muscle Cars & Customs (several 100 photos!)

    09/25/2016 11:29:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 80 replies
    many different sources
    1)2) 3) (plastic or diecast model)4)5) 6)7) 8) 9)10) 11)12) 13)14)15)16)17)18)19)20)21)22) 23) 24)25) 26)27)28)29)30)31)32) 33) 34)35) 36)37)38)39)40)41)42)43)44)45)46)47)48)49)50)51)52)53)54)55)56) l '39 Ford Coupe 1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57...
  • Beowulf - A Translation by Seamus Heaney

    04/29/2016 8:46:09 PM PDT · by zeugma · 27 replies
    Zeugmaweb.net ^ | 4/29/16 | Self
    Something My Father-in-law reminded me of the other day.... One of my most precious memories of the time with my wife who passed in September 2016, was several years ago. We were taking a road trip. I believe that it was one to see my family in Alabama, with a side trip to Memphis to see Elvis' mansion and take in some blues. So, we're like gonna be on the road for hours and hours. We had plenty of music, via an mp3 player and an FM transmitter that it plugged into so we could listen through the car speakers....
  • Classic Hollywood Film Outtakes

    01/16/2015 8:42:14 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/05/2010 | Youtube
    Bogie, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, George Brent, Merle Oberon, Patricia Neal, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Stewart
  • Dragnet: "The Big Little Jesus"

    12/18/2014 7:41:59 AM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 11 replies
    FRiends, it is Christmas season, and this is worth sharing. Enjoy this television version of the original radio version of Dragnet: The Big Little Jesu.
  • [Vanity] Suggestions on reading Ulysses

    11/30/2014 3:59:51 PM PST · by re_nortex · 100 replies
    NOV-30-2014 | Self
    I'm well into my 70s and checking off an item on my bucket list is finally getting around to reading Ulysses by James Joyce. It was never assigned reading in high school or college (I went to a Christian school, which may be one of the reasons). So, at my advanced age, I'm attempting at long last to tackle this work.I have a long attention span and am not easily bored nor discouraged. I've read long, involved books and have found most of them gripping, such as The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, Faust by Goethe and Crime and Punishment...
  • Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum

    12/20/2013 9:11:01 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12-19-2013 | Robin Banerji
    For centuries scholars have been hunting for the lost works of ancient Greek and Latin literature. In the Renaissance, books were found in monastic libraries. In the late 19th Century papyrus scrolls were found in the sands of Egypt. But only in Herculaneum in southern Italy has an entire library from the ancient Mediterranean been discovered in situ. On the eve of the catastrophe in 79 AD, Herculaneum was a chic resort town on the Bay of Naples, where many of Rome's top families went to rest and recuperate during the hot Italian summers. It was also a place where...
  • Selkie Girl Deconstructed

    02/01/2013 12:46:40 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 29, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Please tell me if anyone has heard of this "junior classic" “Last spring, my 2nd-grade daughter came home with an extra assignment—a worksheet she hadn’t completed in class for a story called The Selkie Girl,” Jennifer Holladay writes in the Winter 2012-2013 issue of Rethinking Schools.” She brought the book home, too, and it was one I’d never seen before, a Junior Great Books anthology (Series 3, Book 1), published by the nonprofit Great Books Foundation.” “As we settled in, I asked my daughter to tell me about The Selkie Girl. Her rendition gave me pause, so I asked her...
  • **Free Movies Online--Classics,Indies,Noir,Westerns etc**

    11/10/2012 10:55:10 AM PST · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    Where to watch free movies online? Let’s get you started. We have listed here 500+ quality films that you can watch online. The collection is divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror, Hitchcock; Westerns, John Wayne; Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation... Take a free course, learn a language. (its not torrent nor illegal)
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

    12/21/2011 9:53:55 PM PST · by Daffynition · 61 replies
    OpenSource.com ^ | December 22, 2011 | unknown
    A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?”Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Audible.com. Details here. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series...
  • A Letter to the Pope: How To Do Latin Right

    11/30/2011 7:20:08 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    American Chronicle ^ | Sept, 2007 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    >>>THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED FOUR YEARS AGO. STILL A HOT TOPIC.>>>> The Vatican recently announced a return to the Latin Mass for congregations that wish to use it. Much of the world was bewildered or bemused. Oh great, old-fashioned religionists will be listening to sonorous noise that nobody understands. Ah, but what if they did! I believe the Pope’s decision is a great opportunity, both for spiritual enlightenment and educational advances. Perhaps I should mention that I’m not a Catholic or someone who goes to religious ceremonies of any kind. I write as an education activist; in that context, let’s...
  • Room In The Morning

    02/03/2011 7:11:12 PM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revsk's Youtube ^ | 2-3-11 | Revski
    Whistling tune, I’ll Fly Away by myself a-cappella singing by wife Cheryl, the song, Room At The Cross and the song, In The Morning is song by, Grandpa Jones and the Browns Ferry Four! Video arranged by o7jimmy.
  • In The Morning

    01/27/2011 6:39:07 AM PST · by Revski · 6 replies
    Revski's Youtube ^ | 1-27-2011 | Revski
    The song of this video, Meet You In The Morning is song by, Grandpa Jones and the Browns Ferry Four! Arranged by o7jimmy.
  • Soundtrack review: Perseverance Records unsheathes Ennio Morricone’s RED SONJA

    12/21/2010 7:59:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    examiner ^ | 12.18.10
    RED SONJA is one of those Ennio Morricone gems that I like to mention every now and then to remind people that despite how cheesy and nigh unwatchable the film was, the soundtrack was a true joy to behold.
  • Classical Conversation Starters

    08/23/2010 11:06:11 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 23, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As the educational establishment makes every effort to push Western Civilization down a memory hole, a hearty band of activists is proving, once again, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. One of these brave souls is Leigh A. Bortins, a home-schooling mom who started her own company in order to show the parents of public, private and home-schooled children how to pass a classical education through the generations. Two tips that the CEO and founder of Classical Conversations, Inc., passed on in a recent appearance at the Heritage Foundation: * Have your kids draw maps;...
  • A Classical Education: Back to the Future

    06/08/2010 7:44:05 AM PDT · by SwotSonOfSitetest · 38 replies · 78+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 7, 2010 | Stanley Fish
    I wore my high school ring for more than 40 years. --SNIP-- I wore the ring (and will wear it again) because although I have degrees from two Ivy league schools and have taught at U.C. Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Duke, Classical High School (in Providence, RI) is the best and most demanding educational institution I have ever been associated with. The name tells the story. When I attended, offerings and requirements included four years of Latin, three years of French, two years of German, physics, chemistry, biology, algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, English, history, civics, in addition to extra-curricular...
  • The Cars We Drove (Cool Video)

    02/21/2010 10:49:22 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 25 replies · 1,112+ views
    If you like classics, and you are old enough to remember the 50's and the 60's, or just like the classic cars of those years then you will love this trip down memory lane. The guy that put this together is an obvious conservative patriot who loves America. I know from the sites that he links to this classic car site of his. If you need a brake from the news, or just want to go down memory lane then you really need to check out his video slide show of the; Cars We Drove
  • Connie Hines dies at 79; costar on TV's 'Mister Ed'

    12/22/2009 10:17:51 AM PST · by pissant · 40 replies · 1,779+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/22/09 | keith Thursby
    Connie Hines, an actress who portrayed Carol Post, whose husband Wilbur was the only person who could talk with Mister Ed in the 1960s television show, has died. She was 79. Hines died Friday at her home in Beverly Hills from complications of heart problems, said Alan Young, her "Mister Ed" costar. "I lost a great friend. She was always joyous," Young said Monday. In the show, which ran from 1961 to 1966 on CBS, the Posts moved into a rambling country home and found a horse in their barn. The center of the show became the banter between Young...
  • Rebuilding a Family Heirloom

    08/17/2009 12:58:40 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies · 550+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2009 | Steve Dopkins
    My ride is a classic 1962 Chevrolet Impala anniversary edition two-door hard top. My love has a 283 Chevy small block engine, and when it cruises by on a Sunday you can hear what American automotive muscle sounds like. The Impala was bought by my grandfather as a gift for my aunt so she could commute to UC Davis. After her stint at UCD the car was parked in an open tomb (i.e. the back yard) and was left to nature's devices. For 16 years, rain, sleet and a multitude of shrubs, trees and vines consumed the car, leaving it...
  • Use a Saxophone, Lose Your License (10/27/38)

    10/27/2008 5:15:34 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 32 replies · 609+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 10/27/38 | No byline