Category Archives: Video

Your Ninety-Nine Minutes of Civilization: Telemann’s Tafelmusik

That’s right. All of it.

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The Patriot Game

You really can’t get more melancholic than the old Irish rebel song “The Patriot Game” — and for those not familiar with the song, the lyrics were written in the 1950s to commemorate those who participated in the Border Campaign, … Continue reading

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Around The World In 10 Minutes

Andrei Rublev — which if you haven’t seen the film, you ought to. One of the most things your humble writer faces from time to time is that there’s so much quality stuff out there: arts, culture, politics, and books. … Continue reading

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FLS: Don’t Rush Virginia’s State Anthem

The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star doesn’t think the bill that would make “Our Great Virginia” our Virginia state anthem — set to the tune of “Shenandoah” and sponsored by Speaker Bill Howell — should be passed into law.  To wit: If Virginia … Continue reading

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Your Three Minutes of Civilization

Brought to you by The Chieftains… who are fine purveyors of civilization and culture.  And whiskey.  And music.  And Ireland.  And awesome.

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Your Three Minutes of Civilization

…this time brought to you by Erik Satie’s Gnossiene No. 1, Lent. Continue reading

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Your Two Minutes of Civilization

I could listen to this for hours… UPDATE:  Congratulations!  You have just earned an extra 3:46 of civilization!

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Your 30 Second Recap of Wednesday’s POTUS Debate

…not that this means I’m backtracking on yesterday’s analysis.  Still, I couldn’t help but find this humorous.

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Frontline: Syria

Have a half hour to burn? Want to learn about what’s going on in Syria? Of course you do… The kicker? The “uprising” isn’t homegrown, it’s not winning, and it’s going to result in a bloodbath. Ba’athism could see a … Continue reading

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Great Ad, Unfortunate Name

Great ad that doubles down on the 47% (thought others are admirably attempting to play it off as a reaction to fallout — if hitting a pinata and watching the candy come out is the definition of “fallout”), though I … Continue reading

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