According to John Denver, tonight--Christmas Eve, 2018--marks 200 years since the introduction of "Silent Night." https://youtu.be/3FqgYPWRDFs If you can't trust The Muppets, who can you trusr? Even if they do present with more than one voice.
One of our strongest Christmastime traditions is listening to the Mercury Playhouse perform A Christmas Carol. Here's one of their annual performances, this time starring Lional Berrymore. https://youtu.be/OYtRUG3hh8c Enjoy an hour with some old-timey audio drama.
https://youtu.be/J2dmWwEoZIQ Of course The Muppets are the best source for culinary history. This is what History.com has to say about figgy pudding. By the 19th century the ingredients were more or less standardized to suet, brown sugar, raisins and currents, candied orange peel, eggs, breadcrumbs, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and plenty of alcohol. No bacon. Suet... Continue Reading →
Maybe, but it sure feels like I have no idea. https://youtu.be/MbGNcoB2Y4I The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (film edition) came out that year. I remember going. I remember thinking it was pretty good, and that I was really happy to hear "Journey of the Sorcerer," which totally was a gift from the producers to the... Continue Reading →
It's always something... https://www.publicbooks.org/idleness-as-flourishing/ I love Patricia Hampl, by the way. Put your feet up. Just because it was always thus doesn't mean it should be different.