Category Archives: writing

Why I’m not up in arms over the bombing (and jumping on the hype) — Boston Bombings

You may have noticed that while I am from Boston (well, Wellesley, then Cape Cod, and points in-between) — look, people from MA say they’re “from Boston” if they’re from around Boston because the point is, we’re Massholes…people who live … Continue reading

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Henry V — St. Crispin’s Day Speech

Right, while I’m posting epic speeches, why don’t we go right to possibly the most epic speech ever written…I’m looking at you, Mr. The Bard… *ahem* <clears throat>

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Sonnet 53

In shadows half the days of men are spent. Across the world the dark remains the same; For we are cursed, and blind, and lame; The hard stone of real’ty will not relent. This day surrounds us all; we are … Continue reading

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Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1 soliloquy (“To be or not to be”)

This is Brannagh doing the Act 3 Scene 1 “to be or not to be” soliloquy from Hamlet. There’s someone hidden behind the mirror, I think (it’s a two-way mirror). Brannagh is usually an unbelievable ham but he actually tones … Continue reading

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SNL: “Prose and Cons” (aka KILL MY LANDLORD)

Sigh. You see, this is what Saturday Night Live used to be like. Someone call me when it’s this funny again. Without further ado, I give you Eddie Murphy and the Not-Ready-For-Primetime-Players in one of their finest hours:  

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Five years without WFB, Jr.

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of one of my personal heroes (and the founder of modern conservatism), William F. Buckley, Jr. Feel free to join me in a moment of silence. Bill Buckley, where have you gone? … Continue reading

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Words, words, words.

Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2, Soliloquy (Brannagh, 1996)

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