Cher Public

  • aulus agerius: I read recently that ISIS enthusiasts in N Iraq executed 19 women in similar fashion, viz public immolation in iron cages.... 9:45 PM
  • Camille: Christmas? Did Père Noël make an appearance? Jesus, I sure missed a lot looking for that score and hy the time I found it I was... 9:41 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Genevieve recommends Chinese snake wine with anaconda. As the once-rampant iguana population of South Florida is now... 9:17 PM
  • Camille: Oh NO! I just recalled– It was wine with IGUANAS and not ANACONDAS! There was as well something about anacondas, too, but... 9:13 PM
  • Camille: Returned from a short voyage down the mighty Amazon on El Dorado where I heard this utterly astonishing line “What wine do... 9:08 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Camille, the branches first appeared during the Christmas scene, presumably as a kind of surrogate or metaphor for pine... 8:53 PM
  • Camille: When was that NPW? And is there a SEARCH function on your blog. You are probably sleeping at this hour so I’ll wait.... 8:27 PM
  • Camille: Non, cher M gustave— they barbequed her in a cage — pauvre fille — like a rack of lamb, peu ou moins — pas de... 8:14 PM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.