Monday, September 29, 2008

Paulson on 60 Minutes

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul McCartney Live in Israel

25 Most Brilliant Novels In Order of Appearance

1813, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

1839, Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens

1847, Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

1848, Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens

1848, Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray

1850, David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

1857, Barchester Towers, Anthony Trollope

1866, Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

1869, War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

1891, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

1903, The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler

1906, The Jungle, Upton Sinclair

1910, Howards End, E. M. Forster

1915, Of Human Bondage, Somerset Maugham

1930, Cakes and Ale, Somerset Maugham

1931, The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck

1934, A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh

1936, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, George Orwell

1939, The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

1940, You Can’t Go Home Again, Thomas Wolfe

1940, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway

1952, East of Eden, John Steinbeck

1987, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe

2001, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Amy Tan

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ten Great Limericks

There was an old man of Darjeeling
Who boarded a bus at Ealing.
It said on the door,
“Don’t Spit On the Floor,”
So he stood up and spat on the ceiling.

A canner exceedingly canny
One morning remarked to his granny:
“A canner can can
Any thing that he can
But a canner can’t can a can, can he?”
Carolyn Wells

There once was a lady from Guam,
Who said, "Now the sea is so calm
I will swim, for a lark";
But she met with a shark.
Let us now sing the ninetieth psalm.

There once was an old man of Lyme.
Who married three wives at a time;
When asked, "Why a third?"
He replied, "One's absurd!
And bigamy, sir, is a crime."
William Cosmo Monkhouse

The star of "Anne Frank" was erratic,
And the critics were less than ecstatic --
Her acting so grim,
When the Germans marched in,
Cried the audience, "SHE'S IN THE ATTIC!"
Arthur Deex

A major, with wonderful force,
Called out in Hyde Park for a horse.
All the flowers looked round,
But no horse could be found;
So he just rhododendron, of course.

There was a young man of Nepal
Who had a mathematical ball
The cube of its weight
Times pi, minus eight,
Was four thirds of the root of **** all.

There was an old woman of Niger
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger.
They came back from the ride
With the woman inside
And the smile on the face of the tiger.

There was a young man so benighted,
He never knew when he was slighted;
He would go to a party,
And eat just as hearty,
As if he'd been really invited.

There was an old man in a hearse,
Who murmured, "This might have been worse;
Of course the expense
Is simply immense,
But it doesn't come out of my purse."

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Don't Miss Pandora’s Last Waltz

Pandora allows you to listen legally to customized radio for free online, but unfortunately it is likely to soon go out of business. If you haven’t tried it, you should (although I believe it’s only available here in the USA). They even have the Beatles!

The great thing about it is that Pandora has such a large selection of music, including classical music. All you have to do is put in the name of a composer and Pandora will play music by that composers and others from the same era. For instance, I never get tired of listening to this Vivaldi station.

I’ve also discovered lots of interesting music through this Scott Joplin station.

I hope the links work!