Category Archives: My Fancies

Brush up your Shakespear

I heard this speech a few days ago on Shakespeare and was quite taken with it. It dispelled my suspicion, fueled by years of eminent doubting Thomas’s, that the lowly theater-owning businessman could possibly have authored the plays. It took a Jeopardy champ to convince me they were wrong.

I hope I find a transcript.

Less suspicious photos

I got a letter today from someone who thought I looked crooked in my Budgeteer Photo. Here and Here. So, I’m going to display some photos over the next couple days that show the real me.

Here I am two years ago on a ferry passing Hamlet’s Elsinor Castle in Denmark. (You remember him. He couldn’t decide whether to get the bad guy or not. I understand Hamlet but I also remember that the bad guy got him. Reminds me of me and JCI) I still have a beard in this photo although at the moment I’m beardless. I’ll get around to showing some more current photos too.

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Tattoos

My acquaintance, Vic sends me odd bits of things in his email and today I got this piece about tattoos from the Opinion Journal. Apparently one-in-three young people have them now. For some odd reason I felt compelled to send a comment back to the Journal for their consideration to wit:

“As a 55 year old man I have no intention of getting a tattoo but both my children sport them. My daughter has a little one on her scalp which reportedly means “hair” in Chinese. Once her hair grew back it became invisible. My son has them all over his torso.I’m actually a little comforted to read that so many people have them now because I don’t wish either of my children, or my tattooed son-in-law, to be penalized for their body art. Still, I’m not a fan.

The symbols and artwork chosen by young people to reflect their personalities may not be very accurate representations of their core being in the distant future. It would be a shame if in twenty years the tattoos became as outdated as the names of long lost sweethearts which were often affixed to the biceps of drunken sailors.”