Cher Public

  • Operngasse: We now know where the West ends: The western border of Arizona and Nevada, per Justice Scalia (forgive me for mentioning his... 7:52 PM
  • manou: So – not only are American people unsure of where they live, they also wash their hair with potato chips and soda. Curiouser... 7:40 PM
  • Poison Ivy: No, it does not count. You haven’t really lived until you’ve gone to Walmart to buy shampoo and left with a cart... 7:37 PM
  • LT: Does online shopping count? I recently bought a sexy vacuum cleaner for $29.99. 7:28 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Time for you to pop your Walmart cherry then. 7:26 PM
  • LT: I’ve never set foot in a Walmart, let alone the Super edition. 7:20 PM
  • manou: Cara Signora – come al solito ha capito benissimo. There is indeed at the end a gang rape of Polina (or rather Pauline as the... 7:16 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Anne! I miss SuperWalmart! I could get my oil changed, my hair cut, my prescriptions filled all in one place. It was great. 7:10 PM

Feline AIDS continues unabated

“[J]udging singers in their 20s is truly difficult, especially with so much at stake for the finalists, including a $15,000 cash prize for each winner. Comparably gifted pianists in their 20s are much more likely to be technically assured and finished performers. Operatic voices, though, need long nurturing. Most young singers are still working out elements of their technique. Inevitably, the judges for these auditions are assessing the potential of the finalists as much as their actual performances. Moreover, as was made clear by the documentary film ‘The Audition,’ which followed the last round of the 2007 competition, performing in this concert could not be more high-pressure.” [Need You Ask?]