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INTERNET BLOGGING IDIOT IS ACCUSED LONDON LIBELIST

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 11.37.51 AMVeteran maroon Norman Lebrecht does it again.

Everyone’s an expert

Lebrecht Naked Guy“I’m not worried about their pitching. They got pitching. They got no hitting.” “No hitting? They got hitting! They got no defense!” [Slipped Disc]

“I will applaud your discretion when you leave”

You know La Cieca is the last person in the universe to repeat gossip, so listen carefully the first time. There was a bit of a foofaraw over on Facebook yesterday involving two of your doyenne’s favorite people, in alphabetical order Christine Goerke and Norman Lebrecht, and I think the graphic above may be a teeny spoiler as to how it turned out. Details after the jump, cher public.  Read more »

Norman Lebrecht

“Never mind!”

“In the first place,” Human Weasel Norman Lebrecht helpfully clarified, “it was not a gay bar the director wanted but a miners’ bar.”

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Lebrecht Liaisons

Bête baignoire

Why, look: Norman Lebrecht has found yet another reactionary cause to embrace!

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bacon lovers

Apotheosis

There is something for everyone on the internet, even classical music aficionados who are looking for fellow bacon-lovers to share stories about breastfeeding porn arrests.

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Sokolov

Schadenfreude, schöner Götterfunken

“One of the most highly-regarded pianists of our time, Grigory Sokolov, has refused to accept the Cremona Music Award 2015 because it has previously been awarded to the blogger Norman Lebrecht.”

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white male

When Caucasians collide

Here’s a charming example of an old European white male quoting another old European white male for the purpose of mansplaining to those silly Asians why they have no business getting offended at ethnic stereotypes.

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Canard Lebrecht

Dog bites man, part infinity

“The soup is hot; the soup is cold; Norman Lebrecht got it wrong again.”

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Pulped friction

Prepare to have your eyes opened.

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