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Comedy of Terrors

“Madness in great ones must not unwatch’d go.” Hamlet, act 3, sc. 1   While “misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows”(1), the FBI looks for strange bed-fellows to increase their misery – in the name of the war on terror and terrors. Some background for our international readers. The

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Shakespeare, George Carlin & the Hopelessness of Presidential Elections

“Hopeless and helpless doth Aegeon wend, But to procrastinate his lifeless end” (Comedy Of Errors, act 1, sc. 1) Comments. What is most extraordinary (about the presidential elections) is the incredible success of the propaganda machine. And the consequent belief, also held by obviously intelligent people, that their vote makes any difference. Notwithstanding the overwhelming Read More

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Shakespeare on the Unbelievable, Were it not True

“Or sleep I now and think I hear all this? What error drives our eyes and ears amiss?” (Comedy of Errors, act 2, sc. 2) Comments.  Unbelievable! This, I am pretty sure, will be the reaction of viewers of this entry when they will watch the reasonably short video, listed at the end of the Read More

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Shakespeare and Illusions on the Improvements of Society

“And here we wander in illusions; Some blessed power deliver us from hence.” (Comedy of Errors, act 4, sc. 3) Comments. The so-called social media is filled with information about the political and social issues of the moment. Wars running and/or pending in the Middle East and Asia – economic depression, economic recessions, budget deficit, Read More

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Shakespeare, on Hair Loss, Baldness and Positive Thinking

ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse. Why is Time such a niggard of hair, being, as it is, so plentiful an excrement? DROMIO of Syracuse. Because it is a blessing that time bestows on beasts; and what he has scanted men in hair, he hath given them in wit. ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE Why, but there’s many a man Read More

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