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On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. hippogriff commented on Cleats about 15 hours ago

    That’s the problem – there’s a car in there taking up most of the space. A car in a garage? Cartoon physics can only explain so much. Realism has to come in somewhere.

  2. hippogriff commented on Fred Basset about 16 hours ago

    neverenoughgold: Stories told? On TV? Not just retold on nostalgia channels? Wow!

  3. hippogriff commented on For Better or For Worse about 16 hours ago

    NightShade09: Yeah, but the Third German Empire closed shop in 1945 (except for a few Quislings still around).

  4. hippogriff commented on Mike Luckovich about 17 hours ago

    When Obama is off the teleprompter, there are a lot more uhs and ahs in his speeches, otherwise, there is no difference. The written speech has been edited, the extempore has to be mentally edited while speaking to avoid the deadly “misspoke” syndrome.

  5. hippogriff commented on Tom Toles about 18 hours ago

    Paris Girl: Please spell the term properly – “Christian” conservatism. Real Christian doctrine has held from the beginning, that one cannot serve both God and wealth.

  6. hippogriff commented on Reality Check 1 day ago

    sphinx wormwood: Or Walt Kelly’s totally fractured Cinderoola and All Them Bears".

  7. hippogriff commented on JumpStart 2 days ago

    JulieB: 403 Forbidden. Why give references that can’t be used?

  8. hippogriff commented on Pluggers 2 days ago

    pelican47: I am afflicted by a hereditary neurological disorder called effective or familial tremor. The old name for it was senile palsy! Motor nerves, not brain.
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    LuvThemPluggers: I have never, in all my eight decades of linguistic awareness, ever heard dotage refer to anything other than loss of mental function. Self-deprecation is as close to what you are saying that I have ever encountered – but still pejorative.

  9. hippogriff commented on Grand Avenue 2 days ago

    celecca: You sound as old as I am. I went through that, but am still bowlegged. (Vitamin A to prevent rickets).

  10. hippogriff commented on Rose is Rose 2 days ago

    Isla Guapa, Pharmakeus Ubik: Thank you for your comments. I expected question marks, or total ignoration. I admit to several factors in my post: it is a great piece and consistently in the top ten of WRR (Dallas) annual Classical Top Forty Poll; I play in a couple of local community bands; and two days ago, I listened to the “audition scene” from the movie Brassed Off, in which the solo was on a fluglehorn rather than the original guitar – and the script used the “orange juice” parody title. The movie is a powerful comment on Thatcherism as well.