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Thursday, April 5, 2018 – The Outlook – Bots and Nots

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – The Outlook – Bots and Nots

Outlook – bad. This is for all of the fake followers who have outlook.com as an address.

If you are actually a real person and not a bot,

Then leave me a message to say you are not.

Outlook – good.

Yes, I fixed the step ladder so my fur baby, Peach, could look out the front door.

        If you love fur babies, then you are my friend,

        But even if you don’t, this is still The End.

 

Friday, March 30, 2018 – Jesus Christ, Superstar! I Only Want to Know

Friday, March 30, 2018 – Jesus Christ, Superstar! I Only Want to Know

Who’s ready to watch Jesus Christ, Superstar on NBC on Sunday night?

I am and I can’t wait. I am sure my Mother is appalled as she once in 1971 when the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock musical appeared on Broadway. Of course, it could have been I came home from college that Easter wearing a T-shirt that read: “Jesus is coming and boy is He pissed.”

The Wikipedia article states, “The Broadway show and subsequent productions were condemned by some religious groups. Tim Rice was quoted as saying “It happens that we don’t see Christ as God but simply the right man at the right time at the right place.”

Some Christians considered such comments to be blasphemous, the character of Judas too sympathetic and some of his criticisms of Jesus offensive At the same time, some Jews claimed that it bolstered the anti-Semitic belief that the Jews were responsible for Jesus’ death by showing most of the villains as Jewish (Caiaphas and the other priests, Herod) and showing the crowd in Jerusalem calling for the crucifixion. The musical was banned in South Africa for being “irreligious.” A 1972 production of the play was banned in the Hungarian People’s Republic for “distribution of religious propaganda.”

The original production had few spoken words. If I understand correctly the new version has none. No words. What an irony. A musical about The Word with no words.

That was then and this is now. What will the social media say about this version?  “Israel in 4 BC had no mass communications.”

Turn up the speakers and sing along. Warm up the vocal chords for Sunday evening.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 – Holy Thursday

Thursday, March 29, 2018 – Holy Thursday

Today is the Thursday before Good Friday. On this day, Jesus and his disciplines went to The Cenacle. It is known as the “Upper Room” and is located in David’s Tomb Compound in Jerusalem. Traditionally this is the site where The Last Supper was held.

Here they had a nice spread with cheese, maybe a nice brisket or some smoked fish. They shared some outstanding bread and toasted with a fine wine. You wouldn’t have cheap wine with Jesus, would you?

They all prayed and prepared for the next few days which were not going to be pleasant. They knew it would be their Last Supper. Today, the ritual of the Last Supper is celebrated in many Christian churches. Some faiths celebrate symbolically while others transubstantiate. Google it.

Leonardo Di Vinci painted a picture, again appropriately called, The Last Supper. It was the Instagram of the day.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – Happy Spring and Gig ‘Em Aggies!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – Happy Spring and Gig ‘Em Aggies!

We are the Aggies and WE ARE SERIOUS!

In case you would like to watch Chennedy Carter’s three point shot again or over and over like I am…

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=22823983

http://es.pn/2GE7HXD via @ESPN App http://es.pn/app

DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the U. S. I thought it was that other Catholic university in South Bend too. The one with Touchdown Jesus. The one the Aggie women play Saturday at 3:00 in Spokane. The one with the creepy leprechaun mascot. I hope Reveille pees on it. May a brief stomach virus invade the digestive tracts of Notre Dame basketball Saturday morning.

I wonder how you say “Oh Holy Crap!” in Latin.

Monday, March 19, 2018 – WHOOP! There It Is! WHOOSH! There It Is!

Here's What I'm Thinking

Monday, March 19, 2018 – WHOOP! There It Is! WHOOSH! There It Is!

You come on like a dream,

Reveille’s the Queen,

Shots like maroon and white wine;

You’re 16 and you’re beautiful and you’re

OUR FIGHTING TEXAS AGGIES BASKETBALL TEAMS!

The Madness of March is awesome and we are only half way through.

Sunday- Texas Aggie Women versus DePaul – Way to show up 12th Man! The women needed us from the tip off to the amazing Chennedy Carter three pointer with 2.8 seconds left to go ahead 80-79. Down 17 points, this was the fourth biggest come back in NCAA basketball history.

http://http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=228239

http://es.pn/2GE7HXD via @ESPN App http://es.pn/app

Jasmine Lumpkin- what a steal to seal the game. And of course, Lashes – Anriel Howard – outstanding performance from the Queen of Rebounds with the points to match to keep the Aggies in the game.

Bring it Muffet and…

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 – Erin Go Bragh and Songs of the Rebellion

Saturday, March 17, 2018 – Erin Go Bragh  and Songs of the Rebellion

May the luck of the Irish be with you and may we always be free.

Two of my favorite Irish folk songs are about the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

While they speak of the slavery of the Irish by Mother England, the songs are sung today about freedom everywhere.

My favorite version of “The Minstrel Boy” comes from The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Maken.

“The Minstrel Boy” is an Irish patriotic song written by Thomas Moore (1779–1852) who set it to the melody of The Moreen, an old Irish air. It is widely believed that Moore composed the song in remembrance of a number of his friends, whom he met while studying at Trinity College, Dublin and who had participated in (and were killed during) the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

https://youtu.be/jBwUhVgjbCw

The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
In the ranks of death you’ll find him

 His father’s sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him

 “Land of Song!” cried the warrior bard,
(Should) “Tho’ all the world betrays thee,

One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!”

 The Minstrel fell! But the foeman’s chain
Could not bring that proud soul under

 The harp… The harp he loved ne’er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder

 And said “No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and bravery!

 Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery!

 My favorite Irish folksong is Boulevogue. Here are The High Kings singing this song about freedom from the Rebellion of 1798.

I am pretty sure the Duffy’s were with Father Murphy. Otherwise I would not become so emotional whenever I hear this song. “God grant you glory brave Father Murphy…”

https://youtu.be/PnJp5Aw65fE

At Boolavogue, as the sun was setting
O’er the bright May meadows of Shelmalier,
A rebel hand set the heather blazing
And brought the neighbours from far and near.
Then Father Murphy, from old Kilcormack,
Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry;
“Arm! Arm!” he cried, “For I’ve come to lead you,
For Ireland’s freedom we fight or die.”

He led us on against the coming soldiers,
And the cowardly Yeomen we put to flight;
‘Twas at the Harrow the boys of Wexford
Showed Booky’s Regiment how men could fight.
Look out for hirelings, King George of England,
Search ev’ry kingdom where breathes a slave,
For Father Murphy of the County Wexford
Sweeps o’er the land like a mighty wave.

We took Camolin and Enniscorthy,
And Wexford storming drove out our foes;
‘Twas at Sliabh Coillte our pikes were reeking
With the crimson stream of the beaten Yeos.
At Tubberneering and Ballyellis
Full many a Hessian lay in his gore;
Ah, Father Murphy, had aid come over
The green flag floated from shore to shore!

At Vinegar Hill, o’er the pleasant Slaney,
Our heroes vainly stood back to back,
And the Yeos at Tullow took Father Murphy
And burned his body upon the rack.
God grant you glory, brave Father Murphy
And open heaven to all your men;
The cause that called you may call tomorrow
In another fight for the Green again.

 Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – Pi Day and RIP Stephen Hawking

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – Pi Day and RIP Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking January 8, 1942 – March 14, 2018

Today is 3.14 – pi day. It honors the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

With no coincidence pi day marks the birth of Albert Einstein and the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death and the death of one of the world’s greatest minds.

From his native England the Prime Minister said of him:

Professor Stephen Hawking was a brilliant and extraordinary mind – one of the great scientists of his generation. His courage, humour and determination to get the most from life was an inspiration his legacy will not be forgotten.

Here are two of my favorite Stephen Hawking quotes.

We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasly polluted and overcrowded planet.

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away. Interview with ABCs Diane Sawyer June 2010

Tonight, the stars and universe shine brighter tonight and from now on. We will continue look up at the stars. Rest peacefully among them, Dr. Hawking.

Friday, March 09, 2018 – A Happy Friday Smile

Friday, March 09, 2018 – A Happy Friday Smile

Here I am in drag as a college baseball player. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Springtime Poetry in Texas

Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Springtime Poetry in Texas

Spring has sprung,

The grass has ris

I wonder where the allergy medicine is.

Monday, February 26, 2018 – Hear ye! Hear ye!

Monday, February 26, 2018 – Hear ye! Hear ye!

The times has come The Walrus said to talk of many things. Actually it was Lewis Carroll who said that, but today we’re going with the walrus.

Please note that Friday, March 2, 2018 (Texas Independence Day) Here’s What I’m Thinking will no longer be connected to Facebook.

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When I connected HWIT to FB, it was to see if anyone would read and follow. I said if and when I reached 1000 follows, I would disconnect from the FB application. Even though many of those followers are probably trolls and bots, I am still happy.

I will still be on Facebook until further notice. HWIT will be on Drdrd85.me.