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Hiker scares off mountain lion with opera singing

August 14th, 2014 by Vader

His Majesty: “Finally, a use for opera.”

I’m rather fond of it myself. I wonder if it is revealing that His Majesty’s artistic interests are confined almost entirely to the abstranct and nonrepresentational. It was precisely the other way with Adolph Hitler.

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August 14th, 2014 10:16:27

His Majesty is a notable patron of the arts

August 13th, 2014 by Vader

Although his tastes run towards highly abstract art. Symbolic art he tends to dismiss with a snort of disgust, rather as J.R.R. Tolkien was dismissive of literary allegory.

(And I can’t believe I just compared His Majesty to J.R.R. Tolkien. I feel like I need to go scrub my mouth out.)

This morning, over breakfast, he had this to say: “Rather rude of those German artists to preempt the Obama administration.”

It seems His Majesty is as contemptuous of symbolic politics as he is of symbolic art and allegorical literature. Which, come to think of it, sometimes seem like they’re all the same thing.

I don’t recall ever hearing him express an opinion on religious symbolism. He is not a believer, naturally, and I’m not sure I want to broach the topic.

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August 13th, 2014 09:19:37

Thanksgiving

November 18th, 2013 by Vader

His Majesty is thinking of offering two main courses this year.      (more…)

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November 18th, 2013 10:10:02

Life imitates art

March 01st, 2013 by Vader

Specifically, Handel’s Israel in Egypt:      (more…)

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March 01st, 2013 11:47:07

False flag

February 09th, 2013 by Vader

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February 09th, 2013 21:23:09

How did we get so many uncontested Congressional races?

December 22nd, 2009 by Vader

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December 22nd, 2009 17:48:52