Monday

Friday

JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH FLEE INTO EGYPT (MTV) - "GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!"


Matthew 2:13-17 (MTV) The Flight into Egypt

13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take Jesus and His mother Mary, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek Jesus to destroy Him.” 14 When he arose, he took Jesus and Mary by night and departed for Egypt. 15. But Pharaoh told them "Go back where you came from!". 16. So Mary and Joseph took Jesus back to Israel where Jesus was killed by Herod. 17. Pharaoh tweeted his thoughts and prayers on learning about Jesus' death.

THE END

Sunday

Biagio da Cesena - The man who pissed off Michelangelo (Nudity in Art)


To return to the Last Judgement: Michelangelo had already finished more than three~fourths of the work when Pope Paul went to see it. On this occasion Biagio da Cesena, the master of ceremonies and a very high-minded person, happened to be with the Pope in the chapel and was asked what he thought of the painting. He answered that it was most disgraceful that in so sacred a place there should have been depicted all those nude figures, exposing themselves so shamefully, and that it was no work for a papal chapel but rather for the public baths and taverns. Angered by this comment, Michelangelo determined he would have his revenge; and as soon as Biagio had left he drew his portrait frorn memory in the figure of Minos, shown with a great serpent curled around his legs, among a heap of devils in hell; nor for all his pleading with the Pope and Michelangelo could Biagio have the figure removed, and it was left, to record the incident, as it is today. - Vasari's "Lives of The Artists" (Translated by George Bull, Penguin; Middlesex, England: 1965; p. 379)

Note how Biagio is depicted with the ears of a donkey and how the snake is about to bite his penis. Don't piss off artists. They can take revenge in many different ways.

Monday

The Farmacy's "Dr" Alan Greenberg , "MD" not a medical doctor.



Wonderful news if it were true. It is, however, fake news. The person in the photo is not a medical doctor.
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FROM https://allangreenbergblog.wordpress.com/about/

About Allan

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Allan Greenberg was educated at the University of Witwatersrand, where he trained in classical, Gothic, and modern architecture. He worked for leading Scandinavian modernist architect Jørn Utzon, with whom he worked on the Sydney Opera House. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1965, he spent two years in the City of New Haven’s Redevelopment Agency and later served as Architectural Consultant to Connecticut’s Chief Justice from 1967 to 1979. He received his U.S. citizenship in 1973.

WHAT IS A PODCAST? A WASTE OF TIME.

What is a podcast? I can answer that! It is a time wasting painful listening to 50% "what I did before the show / what I'm going to do on this show / what will come in the next podcast" and 50% worthwhile material hidden amongst the rest - somewhere - if you can find it. What is really ultra annoying is that, if the podcast was in text format, I'd be able to read it in a minute rather than wasting half an hour or more being bored to death with trivia. It is a format that I utterly detest.

Saturday

DOES THE POPULIST BLOG STARTS AT 60 PASS THE CRAP TEST? NO!

Does the populist blog Starts At 60 pass the CRAP test?

CURRENCY

No updates = 0 points

RELIABILITY

Amateur, borrows from other sources, no citations (some in text links), no links to other sources = 1 point

AUTHORITY

Author or group author, no credentials, publisher or organisational support = 1.5 points

POINT OF VIEW

Some bias, more opinion than fact, unbalanced to a fault = 1 point.

TOTAL 3.5 / 12

VERDICT: FAIL

Thursday

SPORT AS A PREPARATION FOR WAR

FROM Aldous Huxley "Ends And Means" (1937) pp.187 - 188

Sport can be either a preparation for war or, in some measure, a substitute for war; a trainer either of potential war-mongers or of potential peace-lovers ; an educative influence forming either militarists or men who will be ready and able to apply the principles of pacifism in every activity of life. It is for us to choose which pan the organized amusements of children and adults shall play. In the dictatorial countries the choice has been made, consciously and without compromise. Sport there is definitely a preparation for war doubly a preparation. It is used, first of all, to prepare children for die term of military slavery which they will have to serve when they come of age to train them in habits of endurance, courage, and co-ordinated effort, and to cultivate that esprit de corps, that group-vanity and group-pride which are the very foundations of the character of a good soldier. In the second place, it is used as an instrument of nationalistic propaganda. Football matches with teams belonging to foreign countries are treated as matters of national prestige; victory is hailed as a triumph over an enemy, a sign of racial or national superiority; a defeat is put down to foul play and treated almost as a casus belli. Optimistic theorists count sport as a bond between nations. In the present state of nationalistic feeling it is only another cause of international misunderstanding. The battles waged on the football field and the race-track are merely preliminaries to, and even contributory causes of, more serious contests. In a world that has no common religion or philosophy of life, but where every national group practises its own private idolatry, international football matches and athletic contests can do almost nothing but harm.

The choice of the dictators has been, as I have said, definite and uncompromising. They have decided that sport shall be used above all as a preparation for war. ...