Monthly Archives: March 2013

Shakespeare, Primroses, Austerity and Hypocrisy

…. The primrose path of dalliance threads And recks not his own rede” (Hamlet, act 1, sc. 3) Comment. If yesterday it was daffodils, today it is primroses (primula vulgaris, for the botanists), another floral emblem of Spring. Equally laden, … Continue reading

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Daffodils, Shakespeare, Wordworth, Rustle of Spring, Poetry and Music

“Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty” (Winter’s Tale, act 4, sc. 4) Comment. Today we will deflect our gaze from the contemptible machinations of warmongers, thieves, perverts and unpalatable politicians. We … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Physics and Mathematics of NIST (National Institute of Science and Technology)

BIRON. By Jove, I always took three threes for nine. COSTARD. O Lord, sir, it were pity you should get your living by reckoning, sir. (Love’s Labours Lost, act 5, sc. 2) Comment. As it often happens, when an earth … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Chavez and the Associated Press

“Fellow kings, I tell you that that Lord Say hath gelded the commonwealth, and made it an eunuch” (KHVI p2.4.2) Comment. Among the large volume of nonsense uttered in the US corporate media regarding the death of Hugo Chavez, one … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Obama and the Right to Assassinate US citizens within the US

“That he should die is worthy policy; But yet we want a colour for his death: ‘Tis meet he be condemn’d by course of law.” (King Henry VI, part 2, act 3, sc. 1) … so says Cardinal Beaufort who … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on a Brave and Courageous Man

“His life was gentle: and the elements So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, This was a man!” (Julius Caesar, act 5, sc. 2)  Comment. Here are the words of Cindy Sheehan, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Overwhelming Power of Illusion

“Mine eyes are made the fools o’ the other senses” (Macbeth act 2, sc. 1) Comment. In a previous post, see Feb 28, “Suspicion all our lives shall be stuck full of eyes; For treason is but trusted like the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Health-care and the Bad Effect of Sugars

“… a surfeit of the sweetest things The deepest loathing to the stomach brings.” (Midsummer Night’s Dream act 2, sc. 2) Comment. This site is not specifically targeting health, but it is worth pointing out that no expensive “discoveries” and … Continue reading

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