Favorite Quote of the Week

“We’ve done Peter and the Wolf so many times, we’re starting to root for the wolf.”

–unnamed person affiliated with the St. Louis Symphony

Most Ridiculous Quote of the Week

“There is absolutely nothing artificial about Glenn Gould’s playing.”

–Bruno Monsaingeon

Polite response: a certain stylization is actually somewhat characteristic of his work. Less polite response: I mean come on, what kind of Kool Aid are you drinking? Is there anything NOT artificial about his playing?

Favorite Meal of the Week

An egg-salad sandwich on toasted white bread with iceberg lettuce, a pickle, a glass of ice water, and a Wild Turkey on the rocks.

and finally,

Runner-Up Favorite Quote of the Week

A photographer friend is looking desperately for an apartment, and has been in email contact with all sorts of persons to that end. He received the following philosophical missive which seems to stray off the subject of subletting considerably:

“Thanks for giving the world nice photos and for being Gay. I’m not Gay, but I support full Gays rights, and I wish that I would wake up in the morning and find the 95 percent of the world population has turned Gay. The world would for sure be a better place. This might save the world because it’s too over populated and mother nature doesn’t have a chance.”

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  1. Steve Hicken
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    What’s wrong with “artificial” anyway? After all, the root of “artificial” is “art”.

  2. Bill Brice
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    “Thus lies Art, hid by his own artifice” — Ovid

    (or, maybe, the epitaph of a guy named Art!)

  3. Lane Savant
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    Les Paul is the funky one

  4. hari
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    maybe he meant that if he woke up and 95% of the guys were gay, he’d finally have a shot at any woman he wanted.

    i love egg salad, but i would’ve topped it off with a glass of scotch.

  5. rb
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    try egg salad with watercress instead of iceberg, i think that would go better with sour mash

  6. R J Keefe
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    The egg salad sounds yummy, but I wouldn’t dare order such a sandwich from the corner coffee shop.

  7. Feuerwerk
    Posted October 27, 2006 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

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  8. Marve
    Posted October 27, 2006 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Does Gould’s grunting count as being non-artificial?

  9. Ellie
    Posted October 28, 2006 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Oh my…

    More often than not this blog gives me a headache. I’m still trying to sort out if that’s a good thing or not. 🙂

    I vote for egg salad with a decent cup of English tea. Americans drink far too much alcohol as it is. Why ruin a wonderful egg salad sandwich experience with something as trite as alcohol?

  10. Kelsey
    Posted October 28, 2006 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Really? White bread and iceberg lettuce? I’m surprised. I’m accustomed to musicians eating organic. Oh, wait. I live in California. hmmm. My teacher is from Berkeley. That would explain it.
    May you always enjoy good health despite limitless chips, Swiss crepes and white bread.

  11. Claire
    Posted October 29, 2006 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    the attack of the gays! 😛 lol that would be an interesting world maybe gay marriage would finally be legalized (subliminal plug for gay marriage)

    you should do an installment like this more often! huggles

  12. Anonymous
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Overheard from an old guy: “What’s all this fuss about ‘same-sex marriages’? The wife and I been havin’ the same sex for 35 years!”

  13. Franz Kraus
    Posted November 18, 2006 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Great blog with good informations and pictures.
    Thank you for this interesting blog.
    I have bookmarked it.
    Greetz Franz from
    Limousinenservice in Munich

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