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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Caturday, GN!

Teh flapper valve on our downstairs turlet failed last night; you can imagine how much I’m looking forward to visiting Lowe’s or Home Depot (conveniently located right across the street from one another) on a Saturday.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Ugh. Plumbing problems suck, Fatwa. Good luck with it.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Mac: I was only able to listen to La Traviata, not watch it. As music goes though, it was quite enjoyable. I’ll watch it next with subtitles so I can get an idea of the story.

I’ll give Tchaikovsky a whirl.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Catching up on the news; it’s a dismal state of affairs in our country.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven!

Glad you’ve been able to get into some of the classical music you’ve been listening to.

As plumbing problems got, it’d be nice if they were all so cheap and easy as replacing flapper valves. 😉

…it’s a dismal state of affairs in our country.

Yup. And around the world as well, given our president is a milksop whose goal is clearly reducing our influence, prestige, safety and liberties. (On that last, he’s not very different than a GOPer.)

Hope he gets fried by lightning on that Florida golf course. (Nope…not kidding.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Hai, Sven, Fatwa, and Mac!

I keep an extra flapper and ballcock in the garage

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

The first time I saw Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), it was performed in English, something I wish more opera companies would do.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Mac and Paddy!

…it was performed in English, something I wish more opera companies would do.

[curmudgeonlyoldman]

American popular musicians, too.

Gotta go yell at clouds and/or the neighbors’ children; BBL.

[/curmudgeonlyoldman]

Jerry Atrick
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6 years ago

I got yer ballcock right here!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago
Reply to  Jerry Atrick

width=”400″? I think you’re bragging, again.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Sure, edit things after the fact. Are you turning Progressive on us, Jerry?

Jerry Atrick
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6 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Howdy Mac! I hope all is well with you and Elena.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Mac -- having sung many sacred works in both English and their original tongue, I’ve come across some good ‘translations’ and many bad.

Jerry Atrick
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6 years ago

Paddy, so have I. In fact, my composition of “Symphonie des Gaz Corporels” is world famous. Perhaps you have heard it? Non?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago
Reply to  Jerry Atrick

Yes, as a matter of fact, I have. It was a window performance, if memory serves me correctly. It was quite expressive, with a range of tone that was unparalleled.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Jerry Atrick

Hai, Jerry!

I’m not personally familiar with that composition, but I’m afraid I’ve heard from reliable sources that it stinks. (Also that it’s nearly impossible for the soloist to get through the final cadenza without dropping a few “notes”.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Also that it’s nearly impossible for the soloist to get through the final cadenza without dropping a few “notes”.

I think that’s more fartistic license than error.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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IIRC, Atrick’s (in)famous Symphonie des Gaz Corporels is in teh key of B flatulent.