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Problem Plays

It’s a term commonly used to describe a class of Shakespearian Plays that don’t fall into Aristotelian definitions of Comedy or Tragedy. The term itself is the coinage of F. S. Boas and his direct anology was to the Plays of Henrick Ibsen. In these problem plays, the situation faced by the protagonist is put …

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How bad is it?

Thanks for asking, seriously. Nearly every U.S. state had historic levels of unemployment last month, new data shows By Tony Romm, Washington Post May 22, 2020 Roughly one-quarter of the labor force in Nevada, Michigan and Hawaii is unemployed, and nearly every other state registered a record-high jobless rate last month, illustrating the historic, widespread …

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Corporate Corona Immunity

Well, first of all Corporations are not people and the Supremes never ruled that they were. The concept comes from the pen of a Clerk after the ruling who, in the most charitable interpretations of motive, was a dumb ass who made a huge mistake. What they are is immortal greed machines granted the privilege …

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

Eh, scratch that. Things are pretty much bad all over unless you’re a Billionaire slopping at the $434 Billion wealth trough they’ve added to their net worth. I can barely begin to tell you how bad the Economy is and how long it’s going to take to recover and it really irks me that Nancy …

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Thuggee Theory And Practice

Some suggest that Thugs were an invention of the British Raj to justify their Imperialism. Other sources posit a strictly criminal motivation (think Mafia families). While they had their own cant and rituals they were probably not Kali (who was much more complex than a simple “Death Goddess” like Hela) worshippers despite Temple of Doom …

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A Conversion Experience

So the story goes a little something like this- Saul, a Roman Soldier, was on the road to Damascus when Jesus Christ appeared in front of him. Along with miracles to establish his bona fides Jesus told Saul the Kingdom of Heaven was open to all that believed in Him through the unmerited Grace of …

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Luxury Vibrators!

Oh wait. Quibi. And Jeffery Katzenberger.

Purging

I want to talk with you about vomiting blood. It’s not very pleasant. First of all you are, by definition, nauseous and you probably have a headache because of the anemia but that’s not the interesting part. Your vomit comes out kind of black until it hits the toilet water where it turns a spectacular …

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Competitive Face Slapping

Billingsgate Rules of course. Another Brit I feel vindicated

I do not fear the dark side as you do.

I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new empire. What Liberals Don’t Get About Trump Supporters and Pop Culture By DEREK ROBERTSON, Politico 05/16/2020 When President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, triumphantly invoked the “Star Wars” universe to liken the president’s reelection effort to the “Death Star,” all but ready …

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Consumer Society

Or maybe not so much. In March and April the bottom dropped out of Retail. Retail sales plunged 16.4 percent in April as coronavirus pandemic drives record decline By Rachel Siegel and Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post May 15, 2020 Retail sales plunged 16.4 percent in April, by far the biggest drop on record and another …

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Regime Change

What makes it odd is The Lancet is a very old and well respected Medical Journal that doesn’t normally take partisan positions. Reviving the US CDC The Lancet May 16, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in the USA with 1·3 million cases and an estimated death toll of 80,684 as of May 12. …

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