32 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. jack, thank you. a beautiful rendition. looks like you found your way friday to the internet. coffee at the sib’s house or a neighborhood starbuck’s for wi-fi connection?

    according to wiki, 

    … Beethoven was the soloist in the public premiere as part of the concert on 22 December 1808 at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien.

    The marathon concert saw Beethoven’s last appearance as a soloist with orchestra ….

  2. President Biden (James Austin Johnson) gets visited by the ghosts of his past (Jason Sudeikis, Alex Moffat).

  3. Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like the FDA approving mixing and matching COVID booster shots.

    click here for more from weekend update:
    The Devil (Jason Sudeikis) stops by Weekend Update to discuss what he’s been working on lately, like Trump’s new social media platform.

    curious how the jokes for weekend update differ so much from the cold open. the writers must write the latter 1st thing before their morning coffee and the former after their 3 martini lunch.

  4. A little Beethoven to start the day.
    Does anyone know why the SFB cult are obsessed with Alec Baldwin?  A bit ago one of the alternate universe members threw his name out as something equivalent to VP Harris in their hatred.  During his harangue I could not figure out who he was talking about.  It was at the end when he said I need to watch more television (broadcast) that I asked “Do you mean the actor?” “Yes”.  eh?  Beetlejuice and 30 Rock were all I could think of. 

  5. BB, because of things like this baldwin did over the last 5 years on snl cold open 

    President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) looks back on his first 100 days with Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) and chooses between advisors Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner (Jimmy Fallon).

  6. continuing with the trail’s artistic sunday conversation and high culture:

    Picasso paintings displayed at Las Vegas hotel sell for more than $100m | Pablo Picasso | The Guardian

    The Sotheby’s auction was held on Saturday at the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas, where the works had been on display for years, and took place two days before the 140th birthday of the Spanish artist on 25 October.

    The Bellagio has always been renowned for its art and five of the paintings had hung on the walls of its fine dining restaurant, which is called Picasso. The restaurant will continue to display 12 other Picasso works.

    The highest price was fetched by the 1938 painting Femme au Béret Rouge-Orange, which depicts Picasso’s lover and muse Marie-Thérèse Walter. It sold for $40.5m, about $10m over the pre-sale estimate.

    Femme au Béret Rouge-Orange, which fetched $40.5m at the auction.

    The large-scale portraits Homme et Enfant and Buste d’Homme sold for $24.4m and $9.5m respectively, while smaller works on ceramic, such as Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe which sold for $2.1m, went for three or four times their pre-sale estimate.

    Homme et Enfant was one of 11 Picassos sold at auction in Las Vegas on Saturday. It fetched $24.4m.

  7. Nobody cashed checks written by Picasso, the signature usually being worth more than the check.   Nice work if you can get it.

  8. BB – Also because AB has gone after gun-rights folks, so this horrible gun accident (which actually makes the point about the dangers of having guns) makes him look like a hypocrite to gun advocates. IMO, the hypocritical part is producing and starring in a violent movie in the first place, guns being necessary to tell the story.

    Is the Bellagio hard up for cash?

  9. I was trying to buy tickets to see Hugh Jackman in The Music Man next spring but, holy mackerel, they are pricey! With a capital P.

  10. I don’t see the new Randy in Apple, either.  $11/month gets you all the music you can handle.   Maybe it’ll show up after the actual release date. 

  11. BiD

    Jackman and Sutton together on Broadway, you might as well rob Fort Knox.  They are committed to a fairly long run .  I don’t know if they will tour which might be the only way those below billionaire class will be able to afford orchestra seats.


  12. “As a system nears a tipping point it tends to swing to it’s extremes, there it gets stuck before wildly swinging to the other extreme .”
    The most powerful storm ever recorded is coming onshore on the West Coast tonight.  
    There are over 10,000 dead Sequoias in the Sierras tonight .
    And only God knows how many other standing dead. 
    It may kill this terrible fire season.  But it is a double headed axe. 
    Landslides, Flooding Clobber California

  13. 60 Mins.  just ran down the politics of the Colorado River. 
    Given the state of the  GOP in Arizona this is not going to go well. 

  14. As a student of despair , I have seen , and read things that would kill a herd of elephants. 
    I have a thick skin about it. I did the diving drill  when the Russian IBCMs   killed us all .
    But this new world  we are on the brink of is really scary. 
    And the really sad thing is , we have the means at our finger tips  to save us all . The mental horse power at work on this problem is decades old.  Even though the richest powers on Earth have been trying to drown it as a baby.
    Well the baby has grown up.


  15. Jamie – Doing a show twice on Wed and Sat would be…ufta! I’ve seen the movie, of course. And, I saw Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie, so it’s Hugh I’d like to see perform live. Who is his poor stand-in? That would be a disappointing show. They have crap seats in the outside corners of the nosebleed section for about $150 when you tack on fees and taxes. I can go to a lot of museums for $150.

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