This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyIf you could have a private dinner with any five presidents, whom would you pick.We played this game last year, remember? In fact, we started the game on February 18, 2013. Here’s the game board I made the next day. It still sits
This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyApril 8, 2013. The Party’s over. The Imaginary Dinner Party Game began February 18, 2013. I proclaimed the Dinner Party Game over on March 2 when all of the seats at the table had been filled. On March 3, I posted this: I
This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyThomas Jefferson (me): All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles
This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyAnton D’Vorak: I am convinced that the future music of this country must be founded on what are called Negro melodies. … These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. They are the folk songs of America and your composers
This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyTheodore Roosevelt: Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right. James Cash Penney: The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds. It’s been a remarkable conversation!
This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyAlthough they’ve had a glorious time, our guests are anxious to bid each other a fond farewell and get back to the business of thinking, writing, composing, playing, acting, cooking, selling, fighting for truth & justice & freedom, and most especially, planting their
This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyYou’ll recall that Nassim Taleb (Tony) said, “The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.”To which Mitch Hedberg (Miss M‘s Friend) replied, “I used to do drugs. I still do drugs. But I used to, too.”That’s pretty funny if
This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyWe are winding down the conversations… . Grace Kelly (Miss M) (who replied to John Wayne (Me)): I don’t care who’s right or wrong. There’s got to be some better way for people to live.Thomas Homer-Dixon (Tony): Scale-free networks are particularly vulnerable to
This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyThis is Kat’s final contribution to the Dinner Party Conversation. In response to Neal Stephenson (Kat), Theodore Roosevelt (Kat) says: Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right. Preach it Brother!
This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyKeith Richards has replied to Thomas Edison: Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can’t do it by pushing buttons
This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyJack Kerouac said, “The only people for me are the mad ones. Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved. Desirous of everything at the same time. The ones who never yawn or say a common place thing. But burn burn
This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyAmelia Erhart said, “Help!”And then Philip K. Dick said, “… .”… And then John Wayne said, “… .”And then Grace Kelly said, “I don’t care who’s right or who’s wrong. There’s got to be some better way for people to live.”~~ You can read
This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series The Dinner Party If anyone out there has clue as to what’s going on, I would appreciate your letting me know. Looks fine in picasa. Flipped all over the place when I upload. UPDATE: I figured it out! If you’d like to read what John
Click to enlarge (& read!) The focal setting of the remarkable western movie, Unforgiven, is the town of Big Whiskey– an unremarkable town inhabited largely by unremarkable characters. The movie begins when a local cowboy slashes the face of a giggling whore. The sheriff, Little Bill (who may be the only remarkable inhabitant), is called
Today, I listened to a friend– who’s a guest here at the Farm– talk about Moral Agency and the irrelevance of Moral BusyBody Morality Experts’ thoughts on Morality in Real Life. I also priced some fig, pear, and peach trees, and junipers and blueberries. We do not need thornless blackberries because we have dewberries. Daughter
Listen up! Mr. Big Food has something to say.
Ain’t that the truth! On a technical note, sorry about the smaller font. I’m having some difficulties. Kat’s trying to help me. Wish her luck!