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HUMOR AND CARICATURE

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an exotic and irrational entertainment. No man of sense can bear it. The acting is outrageous and the singing, hardly better!" A quote from either Dr. Samuel Johnson or Addison and Steele. Boris Goldovsky used it in his "Barber" translation in ancient days.

What seems to happen when "Parzifal" is performed as a one acter and you are instanding room.




PERSONALITIES IN MUSIC

From the "Nutley Papers" (also by James Billings) Offenbach keeps his friend supplied.

From the "Nutley Papers" by James Billings. At IllOktoberfest in Munich the new beer is poured over an oaken bench. Papa Haydn sits on the bench until the beer dries. If it sticks to his Lederhosen when he gets up, the beer is ready. (or, it is said, so say the Müncheners)

Ill The ever irascible Beethoven and his hearing aid/iPod.

The Wagner Menage. That's Von Bülow in Cosima's hand.

 

L. Bernstein As romantic composer

 

James Levine

Nico Castel aka Linguinus, Expert in many tongues.

Pavarotti

Ezio Pinza

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Frank Guarrera

 

Jan Peerce as the Duke of Mantua

Gorge London

 

Elaine Malbin

Mario del Monaco

Mary Costa

Norman Treigle

POLITICAL

Spiro Agnew, an ex-vice president

Another VP

Ex-prez Richard M. Nixon.

 

Ex-president Clinton

Homeland Security Sec'y Chertoff

Obama

Ex-Secretary or Wa-- Defense

Kerry

Son of a president

Putin

Ronald Reagan

Ted Kennedy

C. Rice - Secretary of State

Gonzalez Atty. Gen. -ex

Hillary

 

BASEBALL

Joe Torre

Willie Randolph

Matsui Hideki

Posada

Paul O'Neal

Bernie Williams

Andy Pettitt

Arod

 

COMEDY

Geo. Carlin

Bill Maher

Woody Allen

Jon Stewart

 

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