Consider: "Cynical realism – it is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."
"It is better to be drunk with loss and to beat the ground, than to let the deeper things gradually escape."
- I. Compton-Burnett, letter to Francis King (1969)
- Aldous Huxley, "Time Must Have a Stop"
"Cynical realism – it is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."
Of course. If Arnold Shwarzenegger can have his Austrian fans, so Kerry can have his Czech mates.
Yep. Who could? Particularly since this town isn't that much different from Hollywood in forgetting its past. It seems now there is nothing left in the town even to suggest Jews ever lived there: no synagogue, no traces of Jewish tombstones. Nazi work? Perhaps just no one thinking much about the past.
Well, let's see. The family worked in breweries. Good sign?
Don't be so sure. Matt Drudge is on the way.
Well, the Republicans will see about THAT!
Much of what appears here is extended and expanded there, and you might like the detailed photographs of the seashells, but you may not.
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I have a visitor for the next few days - my sister, up here in Los Angeles to do some serious shopping. We're talking Barney's and Sax's and Bloomingdale's and the shops on Robertson and at Sunset Plaza - - Nichole Miler and all that. But that's NOT where I need advice.
We just got back from The Grove and I see that on Friday the 20th at the Barnes and Noble down there Bill O'Reilly will be signing his new book and chatting with people. Now this is a short drive down the hill - in my neighborhood. Five minutes away. Should I go? If so, what should I say to him? What should I do?
Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org of course.
It's not about love, but it will do.