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February 8th, 2020, 1:38 pm

Remember what Christopher Hitchens said about lobster and champagne!
 
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February 8th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Remember what Christopher Hitchens said about lobster and champagne!
No, what did Christopher Hitchens say about lobster and champagne?
Furthermore, who is Christopher Hitchens?
I'm moving in the wrong circles.
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February 8th, 2020, 3:04 pm

Remember what Christopher Hitchens said about lobster and champagne!
No, what did Christopher Hitchens say about lobster and champagne?
Furthermore, who is Christopher Hitchens?
I'm moving in the wrong circles.
He was a British American journalist who wrote for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, and Vanity Fair, among others. I knew him from The New Yorker and Vanity Fair and he was intelligent, argumentative, and very witty.

He passed away in 2011 and I think is mentioned either on the RIP thread or maybe one of my old blogs.

His remark on lobster and champagne included a few other things and he said they were all overrated. I disagreed about picnics (and champagne!), but would take his word for it otherwise. (See search terms as given and you will find the relevant New Yorker article, 2006) : )

Off to enjoy some wind and snow now - have a good day, folks!
 
 
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February 8th, 2020, 3:38 pm

I'm not really that much into picnics, although I haven't tried it with lobster, champagne, etc.
 
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Re: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.

February 8th, 2020, 7:09 pm

Remember what Christopher Hitchens said about lobster and champagne!
No, what did Christopher Hitchens say about lobster and champagne?
Furthermore, who is Christopher Hitchens?
I'm moving in the wrong circles.
He was a British American journalist who wrote for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, and Vanity Fair, among others. I knew him from The New Yorker and Vanity Fair and he was intelligent, argumentative, and very witty.

He passed away in 2011 and I think is mentioned either on the RIP thread or maybe one of my old blogs.

His remark on lobster and champagne included a few other things and he said they were all overrated. I disagreed about picnics (and champagne!), but would take his word for it otherwise. (See search terms as given and you will find the relevant New Yorker article, 2006) : )

Off to enjoy some wind and snow now - have a good day, folks!
 
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February 8th, 2020, 8:56 pm

His remark on lobster and champagne included a few other things and he said they were all overrated. I disagreed about picnics (and champagne!), but would take his word for it otherwise. (See search terms as given and you will find the relevant New Yorker article, 2006) : )

Where do you get the time to read all this drivel? 
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February 8th, 2020, 9:12 pm

It’s called a classical education. (Although I had always thought it was Gore Vidal not Hitchens. So I’ve learned something.)
 
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February 8th, 2020, 9:19 pm

Where do you get the time to read all this drivel? 
Yes, I have had a classical education. Further, I generally have good manners. 

But I also know how to give the one-fingered salute. : )

Comes in handy in a place like this from time to time!
 
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February 8th, 2020, 9:33 pm

Moving right along, here is a small stack of books by some of my favorite journalists.  
The political range is pretty good - maybe the right is underrepresented, but I'm happy to take recommendations as long as they are of this caliber.

A sizable collection of Gore Vidal's work (and more HST) is at my lake house library, hence not represented here.

Paul may object to the Cockburn and Kopkind (Commies LOL), but should appreciate the Buckley.  ; )
 
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February 8th, 2020, 10:15 pm

Something there resonated: For the sake of argument.
 
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February 9th, 2020, 12:38 am

I'm not really that much into picnics, although I haven't tried it with lobster, champagne, etc.
Here you go! :)

And with that, good night!
 
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February 9th, 2020, 1:47 am

Wow - thank you! By curious coincident, dinner tonight involved both crustaceans and sparkling wine, although "Dungeness crab and cremant de Jura" isn't quite as snappy as "lobster and Champagne". But, quite tasty!
 
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Re: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.

March 16th, 2020, 12:08 pm

Remember what Christopher Hitchens said about lobster and champagne!
No, what did Christopher Hitchens say about lobster and champagne?
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How do you feel now, "great" arrogant "economists" ?
Are you still drinking champagne, eating lobsters, celebrating the success of your ability to "predict" the "progress" of economy?
 
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March 16th, 2020, 12:16 pm

Remember what Christopher Hitchens said about lobster and champagne!
No, what did Christopher Hitchens say about lobster and champagne?
...
How do you feel now, "great" arrogant "economists" ?
Are you still drinking champagne, eating lobsters, celebrating the success of your ability to "predict" the "progress" of economy?
I do have some champagne, but leaning more towards cognac these days.
Lobsters - none for me, thanks - I could not kill one of them.
Economy - it is part of the Matrix.

Which, actually, it seems you might be too, Alex Ero.

Have you stocked up on food and essential supplies? 
Helping your family members and neighbors when you can and it safe to do so?
Prayer for the world and at least the people you care about?

Also, I see that you are from the Ukraine, which has distinctive representation here on the forum; how are things there? 

Good luck to you in any case. 

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March 16th, 2020, 2:52 pm

John 14:2

In this turbulent period, reconnecting with metal is bliss.

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