Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Fog of Bygone Wars

June 28, 2014 – One hundred years ago today, the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo by a Bosnia Serb nationalist. In addition to causing consternation at the archduke convention (as reported by The Onion), the act is considered the … Continue reading

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And they say we’ll have some fun if it stops raining

He only gave us 48 years (1924-1973), and his musical compositions peaked and all but disappeared after 1963. But as I was preparing supper tonight, I found myself humming again one of Allan Sherman’s memorable parodies: O, the moon is … Continue reading

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