Category Archives: Chances Quotes

Shakespeare and Ed Koch

“…the tears live in an onion that should water this sorrow.” (Antony and Cleopatra, act 1, sc. 2)   Comment.  I am referring to the political persona, not to the human being. The death of Ed Koch, three times mayor … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on King who had a dream and Obama who has a drone

IAGO. Will you hear me Roderigo? RODERIGO. Faith, I have heard too much; for your words and performance are no kin together. (Othello, act 4, sc. 3) Martin Luther King is a cultural icon who, these days, must be used … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Saudi-Arabian Style Executions

BUCKINGHAM Now, my lord, what shall we do, if we perceive Lord Hastings will not yield to our complots? GLOUCESTER Chop off his head, man; somewhat we will do… (King Richard III, act 3, sc. 1) Last Wednesday, Saudi Arabian … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Heavenly Shows & the Presidential Inauguration

“When devils will the blackest sins put on, They do tempt at first with heavenly shows, As I do now.” (Othello act 2, sc. 3) The topic “heavenly show” referred to in this entry is the President’s Inauguration Phantasmagoria shortly … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Afghans’ Point of View

“In time we hate that which we often fear. ” (Antony and Cleopatra, act 1, sc. 3) The news from the corporate media is such that, should they declare that today Jan 6, 2013 is Sunday, it is advisable to … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, the New Year and the Power of Hope

“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings: Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.”  (King Richard III, act 5, sc. 2) Comments. True, we only have to look at the news and we see things that leave … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on a Hand-cuffed and Abused Santa Claus in Texas

“The ancient proverb will be well effected, – A staff is quickly found to beat a dog.”  (King Henry VI part 2 act 3, sc. 1) Comments. As you can see from the picture (and from the video whose link … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Peace with Comments on the King’s Chapel Christmas Concert

“And peace proclaims olives of endless age” (SON 107)   Comments. I like(d) to listen to the Cambridge King’s College Choir’ Christmas Concert. This time I didn’t and opted instead to tune in to the Spanish-Mexican Radio Station of Portland, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Royal Pregnancies and the Tutoring of Stupidity by the Corporate Media

“ … thou, I fear, has given me cause to curse.” (Midsummer Night’s Dream, act 3, sc. 2) Comments. The announced pregnancy of Kate Middleton has triggered peaks of delight into the corporate media and associated establishment. My indifference to … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Telemarketers and Consumerism

“Traffic’s thy god; and thy god confound thee!” (Timon of Athens act 1, sc. 1) Comments. This most appropriate quote comes to mind when reading about the events that occurred during the most recent “Black Friday”. Quoting from a published … Continue reading

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