Weekly Sift: Coronavirus Reaches My Town.
Was Jeanne Calment the Oldest Person Who Ever Lived — or a Fraud?
Max von Sydow, Legendary Seventh Seal Star, Dies at 90.
My wife’s aunt, Emelia Olin obit.
The Daily Show video: Pandumbic. Late Night with Seth Meyers: Trump Contradicts Experts as Coronavirus Is Declared a Pandemic.
A limerick by Catbird
There once was a POTUS named trump
Whose mind was as sharp as a stump
“It’s perfect!” he crowed
“Test kits? We’ve a load!”
And now we’re all down in the dumps.
He Installs Homophobic Racist Tea Party Birther Who Promised to Send Obama ‘Home to Kenya’ as New Chief of Staff.
What is the difference between appoggiatura and acciaccatura? Appoggiatura is “a type of musical ornament, falling on the beat, which often creates a suspension and subtracts for itself half the time value of the principal note which follows while acciaccatura is a short grace note (theoretically taking no time at all), occurring on the beat occupied by the main note to which it is prefixed.”
Definition of meliorism: the belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment.
Words That Describe Incredibly Specific Things, such as erinaceous, jentacular, nudiustertian, qualtagh, and especially floccinaucinihilipilification.
Now I Know
The Tampons That Fought Back By Adding a Spine and The Color of Flying Calmly and The Beyond Gold Medalist and A Blockbuster Parenting Move and How Much is a Buttload, Exactly? and The Somewhat-Silent Explosions Made for Dogs and The Snack You Had to Commit a Crime to Try and Why Stop Signs Have Eight Sides.
Philippa Duke Schuyler performing Bach.
Homunculus C.F. by Julia Perry.
Fidelio overture by Ludwig van Beethoven.
God’s Counting On Me – Pete Seeger.
WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET – The Dramatics.
Mr. Sandman – The Chordettes. Obit: Lynn Evans Mand, singer of hits with the Chordettes, at 95.
The Archive Of Contemporary Music — And Its 3 Million Recordings — Is Leaving NY.
Johnny Cash thought his recording career was over. Then he met legendary producer Rick Rubin.