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Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXVII: Partly Read Series Edition
In his foreword to the Penguin Classics edition of Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ , R.J. Hollingdale starts as follows: ”Why read a book by Nietzsche – not to speak of ...
chingchongchinaman 05/16/2015 41 4 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXVI: 0 for 3 Edition (w/poll)
Short and far-from-sweet, as self doesn’t have much time to pen this for reasons too complicated to explain. But the point of the title should be pretty plain to see, since in the last 6 or so ...
chingchongchinaman 05/09/2015 17 1 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXV, Carnegie Deli-Gate Edition
In the understandable schadenfreude over the slow-motion meltdown that appears to be Chris Christie's POTUS aspirations, you probably totally overlooked a bit of a potential recent scandal across ...
chingchongchinaman 05/02/2015 20 5 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDLXXIV / SN@TO 26: 'Cav' & 'Pag' Edition
Time for the latest mash-up of SNLC with the occasional opera series begun by Demi Moaned some time back, inspired by the Metropolitan Opera’s HD-cast series at the movies. So we start with the ...
chingchongchinaman 04/25/2015 12 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXIII: Thoughts on Water Edition
In advance of Earth Day (but every day is Earth Day, of course), the subject of water has been on the minds of many (with brains, that is, which excludes right-wingnuts and climate change deniers), ...
chingchongchinaman 04/18/2015 10 8 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXII: Playing the Victim Edition
You may (or may not) have heard about the blowup this week in Toronto about the cancellation by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra of a guest appearance by pianist Valentina Lisitsa this week, because ...
chingchongchinaman 04/11/2015 15 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXI: 4'z (Part Deux) Edition
It's perhaps a sad measure of how loserly 3CM is that SNLC has been going as a series long enough that it's possible for him to do a 'sequel', of sorts, on the idea of April 4 (4/4) cultural trivia, ...
chingchongchinaman 04/04/2015 15 4 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXX: Tax Payment Edition
A funny thing happened to 3CM on the way to the April 15 income tax filing deadline. Namely, he figured out that for the first time in several years, he actually owed on his income taxes, both ...
chingchongchinaman 03/28/2015 15 9 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXIX: Chris and Anton Edition
Currently playing at the Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis, on the campus of Webster University (in other words, in Webster Groves, a suburb of St. Louis, not the city itself - but 3CM digresses, as ...
chingchongchinaman 03/21/2015 23 8 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXVIII: Pi Day Edition
Off the bat, self is only able to recite the numbers in π out to 3.14159265, not that he ever tried for more than that. But since today marks the once in a century chance to commemorate the ratio ...
chingchongchinaman 03/14/2015 32 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXVII: Winston's Feast Edition
Buried, perhaps, in all the ado about the Oscars is the winner of best animated short film, namely Feast . In the movie house, this short was shown with Big Hero 6 , which was itself an Oscar winner,
chingchongchinaman 03/07/2015 19 4 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXVI: Ignorant Rich Guy Edition
Raise your hand, electronically speaking, if you recall this line from Citizen Kane : "It's no trick to make a lot of money - if all you want, is to make a lot of money." One case in point of this ...
chingchongchinaman 02/28/2015 38 15 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDLXV / UDKCJ 38: Wanted - Music Director(s) Edition
In several senses, the world of orchestras resembles sports, such as in watching which musicians get hired for new instrumental positions in orchestras (kind of like draft picks), but in particular, ...
chingchongchinaman 02/21/2015 39 4 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDLXIV / SN@TO 25: Iolantha/Bluebeard's Castle Edition
Time for the latest mash-up of SNLC with the occasional opera series started by DK'er Demi Moaned, centered around the Metropolitan Operas HD-casts. Thus the standard start-question for this edition:
chingchongchinaman 02/14/2015 45 14 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXIII: Loser of the Week Poll (early 2/2015) Edition
Short and not-so-sweet, since 3CM is too lazy to think about anything substantial to talk about tonight. So the essence of things is the simple poll below, which might have different results out in ...
chingchongchinaman 02/07/2015 29 3 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXII: Wilde in Philly Edition
Next Friday, Opera Philadelphia will be giving its first performance of the opera Oscar , with music by Theodore Morrison and libretto by John Cox. This will be the its second round of live ...
chingchongchinaman 01/31/2015 53 11 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXI: History Deniers vs. Science Deniers Edition
Short and not so sweet this evening, since 3CM is much too lazy to write anything with any sort of imagination on his own, taken from posts on a British website that always has a good time finding ...
chingchongchinaman 01/24/2015 39 5 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDLX / SN@TO 24: The Merry Widow Edition
Time for the first 2015 installment in the occasional mash-up of SNLC with the opera series started by DK'er Demi Moaned, since appropriated by self. Thus, the standard start-up question for this ...
chingchongchinaman 01/17/2015 53 10 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLIX: Tribute Lacking Edition
When a noted artist affiliated with a particular organization dies, it's standard practice for that organization to put on its website a page in tribute to that artist. In the case of orchestras, ...
chingchongchinaman 01/10/2015 40 2 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLVIII: New Year's Day from Vienna 2015 Edition
It's probably a safe guess that many of you watch the Times Square crystal ball drop on TV on New Year's Eve, along with millions of other folks. For PBS-inclined types, the rough equivalent is ...
chingchongchinaman 01/03/2015 17 4 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLVII: Holiday Gifts Edition
So we're now at the 3rd day of Christmas (cost of 3 French hens this year, $181.50 , FWIW), presumably with the gifts dispersed and received, as appropriate, fitting, or otherwise, and all the ...
chingchongchinaman 12/27/2014 10 3 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDLVI / UDKCJ 37: The Hilliard Ensemble Edition
40 years is a pretty long time to have an affiliation, whether it be in a job, a marriage, or otherwise. One case in point is the British countertenor David James, who has sung with the UK vocal ...
chingchongchinaman 12/20/2014 31 9 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDLV/UDKCJ 36: The Nutcracker Edition
It's that time of year where Christmas music takes over commercial radio, or at least at one local station that specializes in oldies. In ballet, a similar phenomenon occurs in December, when ...
chingchongchinaman 12/13/2014 32 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLV: Coughing Edition
Not that you were paying attention, but a recital this past Tuesday night in London caused a bit of a ruckus in the UK press, because one child was evidently coughing up a storm at one point, which ...
chingchongchinaman 12/06/2014 14 6 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDLIV / UDKCJ 35: Giving Tuesday at the Orchestra Edition
Given all the consumerist and money-spending activities tied to this time of year (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday), you might wonder what 3CM, that least active ...
chingchongchinaman 11/29/2014 23 7 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDLIII / SN@TO 23: The Barber of Seville Edition
Time for the latest installment in the occasional mash-up of SNLC with the opera series started by DK'er Demi Moaned, since appropriated by self. Thus, the standard start-up question for this diary:
chingchongchinaman 11/22/2014 43 16 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDLII / UDKCJ 36: The Death of Klinghoffer Edition
This afternoon, the final performance for this season of the opera The Death of Klinghoffer took place at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC. This performance was originally supposed to be HD-...
chingchongchinaman 11/15/2014 34 11 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLI: Ms. Deeds Edition
This past Tuesday, the Democratic candidate for St. Louis city Recorder of Deeds, Sharon Quigley Carpenter, won the post with 61% of the vote . Not a big surprise, if you know that St. Louis is a ...
chingchongchinaman 11/08/2014 29 3 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDL: This Dancing American Life Edition
Last Saturday night , self mentioned that Washington University's Ovations series at the Edison Theatre was in its last hurrah, as this performing arts series terminates in April 2015, this being ...
chingchongchinaman 11/01/2014 36 5 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXLIX: Final Ovations Edition
Universities have long been venues for the performing arts. Regular SNLC readers (all 6.52 of you) know that 3CM is more than a bit of an arts junkie. One local university performing arts series ...
chingchongchinaman 10/25/2014 16 4 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDXLVIII / SN@TO 22: The Marriage of Figaro Edition
Not that anyone on DK asked, but it’s that time of year again, time for a new season of Metropolitan Opera HD-casts, which actually began last Saturday with Verdi's Macbeth (which 3CM the loser ...
chingchongchinaman 10/18/2014 47 5 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXLVII: Chinese Restaurant Worker Edition
When semi-randomly trawling through teh internets, sometimes a really interesting article surprises you, or in this case, 3CM. That was the case with this article by Lauren Hilgers in the 10/13/...
chingchongchinaman 10/11/2014 27 12 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXLVI: 10/4/14 Edition
It's been a while since 3CM has done one of his lazy default numerology calendar SNLC's, but given the convenience of the numbers in today's date (10 +4 = 14), he couldn't resist. So, as trivial ...
chingchongchinaman 10/04/2014 12 2 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXLV: Ghost Station Edition
When I have occasion to travel to major cities, I like using the public transportation system when it's feasible. (It also has to do with my inherent frugality, as public transportation is ...
chingchongchinaman 09/27/2014 13 4 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXLIV: Would-Be UK Wrecker Edition
So the people of Scotland have voted, and in a very impressive turnout that puts us to shame. Self, for one, is extremely happy that Alex Salmond got whacked in the Scotland independence referendum.
chingchongchinaman 09/20/2014 32 9 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXLIII: Canadian Idiots Edition
Self is in a mildly foul mood this week, for reasons to be explained in the tip jar. Thus 3CM isn't in much of a mood to go into his standard cultural elitist mode tonight, but is more inclined to ...
chingchongchinaman 09/13/2014 60 5 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDXLII / UDKCJ 35: San Diego Opera Edition
One of the productions at Santa Fe Opera this summer was a double bill of Mozart's The Impresario and Stravinsky's The Nightingale . The former concerns an opera company director who has to deal ...
chingchongchinaman 09/06/2014 56 9 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDXLI/UDKCJ 34: Metropolitan Opera Pre-Labor Day Edition
Regular readers of SNLC (all 5.7436 of you) know that self occasionally likes to do a mash-up series that also covers the Metropolitan Opera's HD-movie casts of live performances from the Met stage ...
chingchongchinaman 08/30/2014 26 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXL: Late Summer Heat Wave Edition
This summer (terrible recent events in the north STL metro region aside), in terms of weather, it's been a surprisingly cool summer for the region weather-wise, for fairly substantial stretches at a ...
chingchongchinaman 08/23/2014 19 3 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDXXXIX / UDKCJ 33: Frans Bruggen (1934-2014)
In the world of entertainment, as all here know, this has been a terrible week, first with Robin Williams' suicide and then the death of Lauren Bacall the next day. Classical music likewise has its ...
chingchongchinaman 08/16/2014 25 9 - -
Saturday Night Loser’s Club, Vol. CDXXXVIII: Henry V Edition
For those who live where I do and who might be reading this, it might seem even more loserly than usual of 3CM to post on this subject now, because there was a local outdoor production of Willie the ...
chingchongchinaman 08/09/2014 40 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser’s Club, Vol. CDXXXVII: Voting Next Tuesday Edition
Next Tuesday is primary day in Missouri. While self isn't as well informed as he could be about all the issues on the ballot, he's planning regardless to do what most people in the state won't do ...
chingchongchinaman 08/02/2014 17 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXXVI: Missed Carrington Event Edition
One classic history parlor game is to imagine alternative scenarios to actual events, of which DK'ers can come up with all too many possible candidates where we wish history had worked out ...
chingchongchinaman 07/26/2014 21 4 - -
Saturday Night Loser’s Club, Vol. CDXXXV: Internet Cat Video Festival Edition
Given the ubiquity of cat videos on teh internets (which really means YT in this particular context), it seems inevitable that someone would come up with the idea of a festival devoted to cat videos.
chingchongchinaman 07/19/2014 17 9 - -
SNLC, Vol.CDXXXIV / UDKCJ 32: ‘Porgy and Bess’ (Lite) Edition
This weekend, at the Muny here in St. L., an adaptation of Porgy and Bess is in its final performances. One is going on now at the moment of this auto-posting (no, 3CM’s not there), and the final ...
chingchongchinaman 07/12/2014 50 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser’s Club, Vol. CDXXXIII: Friday in the Park Edition
This being the July 4 weekend, no doubt your burg has its own Independence Day celebrations of which to partake. (For readers who aren’t Canadian or another nationality, that is.) Here, the ...
chingchongchinaman 07/05/2014 19 5 - -
Saturday Night Loser’s Club, Vol. CDXXXII: To Amazon Or Not To Amazon Edition
Many of you might be familiar with George Packer's excellent New Yorker article earlier this year about and its not-always-salutary (to put it mildly) effect on books and book culture, ...
chingchongchinaman 06/28/2014 26 7 1 -
Saturday Night Loser’s Club, Vol. CDXXXI: IOKIYA(Fill in the Blank) Edition
Everyone on DK knows the acronym IOKIYAR. Of course, any group possesses this meta-hypocrisy to an extent, not just anti-choice terrorists, gun nuts, Tea Party thugs & racists, but yes, even ...
chingchongchinaman 06/21/2014 33 8 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXX: Outdoor Double-Bill Edition
You probably recognize these two quotes: "If you want to make God laugh, just tell Him your plans." Or more poetically, c/o Robert Burns: "The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men Gang aft agley...."
chingchongchinaman 06/07/2014 9 5 - -
Saturday Night Loser’s Club, Vol. CDXXIX: Odd Justice Out Edition
One perk of being on the SCOTUS is, evidently, an annual concert in the spring of each year. At this year’s SCOTUS spring musicale a few weeks back, the star entertainer was no less than Yo-Yo Ma.
chingchongchinaman 05/31/2014 29 8 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXVIII: Couples at Work Edition
Many of you probably know about, or are perhaps even part of, couples who work at the same business. You may also know about couples who work in the same group or department at said business. ...
chingchongchinaman 05/24/2014 16 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXVII: New Chef Edition
At the end of June last year, the Saint Louis Art Museum dedicated its new East Wing, dedicated to contemporary art and housing the special exhibition space, after loads of construction work, to ...
chingchongchinaman 05/17/2014 15 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXVI: Double-Booked & Double-Subbed Edition
One of life's many cliches that borders on irritating vapidity, depending on the context, goes roughly: "When one door closes, another opens." That principle kind of applies to the St. Louis ...
chingchongchinaman 05/10/2014 19 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXV: Sterling Bundy Edition
If you happen not to know the musical Avenue Q , it contains one song titled "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist". Hence the idea for this SNLC, besides the fact that nothing else came to 3CM's minimal ...
chingchongchinaman 05/03/2014 25 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXIV: Humble by Nature Edition
Even though Earth Day was officially this past week, keeping in mind that every day is Earth Day, of course, here's another environmental-themed SNLC that virtually none will read and will add ...
chingchongchinaman 04/26/2014 19 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXIII: Recycled Edition
In advance of Earth Day, a mini-rant/while which, fittingly enough, most probably recycles past SNLC motifs (but given 8 years of SNLC's, topic repetition shouldn't be a surprise). In that vein, ...
chingchongchinaman 04/19/2014 21 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXII: Cork Edition
One of 3CM's many bad habits is the occasional bit of hoarding, for no particular reason at all that makes any sense. One such example has been a result inheriting several mostly poured bottles of ...
chingchongchinaman 04/12/2014 40 8 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDXXI / SN@TO 21: La Boheme Edition
Time for the latest installment in the occasional mash-up of SNLC with the occasional opera series begun by Demi Moaned, since poached by self. With that said, here's today's variation on the ...
chingchongchinaman 04/05/2014 24 9 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXX: Trademarks & Beer Edition
First, have a look at the poll question and vote, as it's the jumping off point for this SNLC, where the story behind it is summarized in this P-D article by Lisa Brown about perhaps the most ...
chingchongchinaman 03/29/2014 38 9 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDXIX / SN@TO 20: Werther Edition
After a longish hiatus, time to resume the occasional mash-up of SNLC with the Metropolitan Opera HD-cast series begun by DK'er Demi Moaned some time back. Thus today's variation on the usual start-...
chingchongchinaman 03/15/2014 51 12 1 -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXVIII: Opening Sentence Edition
Even if you don't know French, you might recognize, or be able to translate, these two sentences: "Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas." If you're not up on your ...
chingchongchinaman 03/08/2014 31 8 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXVII: Loser President Poll Edition
Short, and not so sweet, intro here, with the essence of this SNLC being the poll below. The reasons for the inclusions of the 'candidates' should be pretty obvious, even if there are nuances here ...
chingchongchinaman 03/01/2014 30 8 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXVI: Llewyn Davis & Cats Edition
In a week where Ukraine seems to be melting down by the minute, not to mention a flood of e-mails from Democratic fund-raisers in a seeming panic about fall 2014 and being out-Koched in fund-raising,
chingchongchinaman 02/22/2014 21 4 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXV: Snow Day Edition
For lack of any other topic to think about (quickly), tonight's SNLC is devoted to the wintry weather wreaking havoc on chunks of the country, including chunks of that aren't used to such cold. You ...
chingchongchinaman 02/15/2014 14 5 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDXIV / UDKCJ 31: Return of the Minnesota Orchestra Edition
Following up on this diary a few weeks back, about the contract settlement at the Minnesota Orchestra between musicians and management, the musicians formally got back to business with the first ...
chingchongchinaman 02/08/2014 37 8 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXIII: American Hustle Edition
One thing that 3CM hasn't been historically good it has been keeping up with the major Oscar-nominated movies, which is a bit ironic, since I went through a major cinema-phile phase earlier in life.
chingchongchinaman 02/01/2014 32 5 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXII: Eroica (the movie!) Edition
It's pretty scary to think that one can pretty must waste one's life watching stuff on a site with the initials YT, given the sheer volume of material there. And you can spend all that time with ...
chingchongchinaman 01/25/2014 30 9 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDXI / UDKCJ 30: Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra Edition
In all the understandable hubbub over federal budgets and a certain governor's bridge-mediated scandal this week, among other matters, you would easily be forgiven for not quite paying attention to ...
chingchongchinaman 01/18/2014 43 14 - -
Russell Johnson, 'The Professor' on "Gilligan's Island" (1924-2014)
Many of you will no doubt remember the sitcom Gilligan's Island , which ran from 1964 to 1967 on CBS. One of the castaways was one Roy Hinkley, who had 4 university degrees as follows: (a) B.A. ...
chingchongchinaman 01/16/2014 109 154 2 -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDX: Post-Polar Vortex Edition
So how did everyone do during the weather resulting from last week's polar vortex? Here, what a difference less than a week makes. This past Sunday, we had plummeting temperatures, falling into ...
chingchongchinaman 01/11/2014 90 10 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDIX: 'Anything to Declare?' Edition
Those of you who've been fortunate enough to travel overseas know that upon returning to the USA, you need to declare the value of goods purchased abroad. You fill out a form on the plane, stand on ...
chingchongchinaman 01/04/2014 54 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDVIII: Delayed Shipping Edition
No idea how many of you have been dealing with the whole shipping delay thing this week (self hasn't - for once, 3CM isn't a loser in that way, though he still is in everything else, but he digresses,
chingchongchinaman 12/28/2013 50 14 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDVII: Small Second Chances Edition
In one of the episodes from the last season of the cable version of the TV series The Paper Chase , one of the law students began to have doubts about whether she really wanted to be a lawyer. ...
chingchongchinaman 12/21/2013 41 4 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDVI / UDKCJ 29: Falstaff Edition
Time for the latest installment, the last one in calendar year 2013, of the occasional mash-up of SNLC with the opera series originally begun by Demi Moaned, tied to the Metropolitan Opera's HD-...
chingchongchinaman 12/14/2013 36 9 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDV: Trouble at the Bolshoi Edition
If you're much at all into ballet, you might know about the horrifying story of Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet who was the victim of hit-style attack of sulfuric acid ...
chingchongchinaman 12/07/2013 28 21 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDIV: Post-Black Friday 2013 Edition (w/poll)
Yup, back to 3CM's lazy default mode for an SNLC this evening (and in absentee mode at that, to compound his cosmic loserness), namely the semi-regular appearance of the Post-Black Friday poll in ...
chingchongchinaman 11/30/2013 36 8 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDIII: Canadian Idiot Edition
Not that anyone on DK really needs another diary about the disgrace to the human race known as Toronto mayor Rob Ford, but some commentaries about said jerk from a few Canadian media outlets are ...
chingchongchinaman 11/23/2013 46 7 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDII / UDKCJ 28: Peter Grimes Edition
Next Friday will mark the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, born November 22, 1913, on St. Cecilia's Day, as it turns out, as St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music. That evening, in NYC,
chingchongchinaman 11/16/2013 21 7 - -
SNLC, Vol. CDI / UDKCJ 27: The Trouble With Valery Edition
Several weeks back, I diaried here about the recent Metropolitan Opera production of Eugene Onegin , with a discussion of how the Russian legislation this year against "gay propaganda" was ...
chingchongchinaman 11/09/2013 46 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CD: 11-2-13 Edition
Since today is another one of those mathematically coinciding days, in the sense that 11 + 2 = 13, time for 3CM's usual default option on such days, namely random historical trivia related to the ...
chingchongchinaman 11/02/2013 20 7 - -
SNLC, Vol. CCCXCIX / UDKCJ 26: The Nose Edition
Time for the 2nd mash-up this opera season between SNLC and the occasional opera series, begun by Demi Moaned and continued by self, following the HD-casts to movie theaters of Metropolitan Opera ...
chingchongchinaman 10/26/2013 72 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCXCVIII: Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Loser Poll Edition
Yup, yet another SNLC poll diary, i.e. 3CM's usual lazy default option for lack of another idea (although the idiot Boy Scouts in Utah messing up ancient geology comes pretty close as far as a ...
chingchongchinaman 10/19/2013 87 6 - -
SNLC, Vol. CCCXCVII / UDKCJ 25: Alice Munro Edition
In all the political hubbub currently on this side of the 49th parallel, it's quite understandable that the newest Nobel laureate for Literature , from the other side of the 49th parallel, has rated ...
chingchongchinaman 10/12/2013 50 6 - -
SNLC, Vol. CCCXCVI / UDKCJ 24: Eugene Onegin Edition
It's that time of year again, time for a new season of mash-ups of SNLC with the occasional opera series, tied to the Metropolitan Opera HD-casts, originally begun by Demi Moaned. With that in mind,
chingchongchinaman 10/05/2013 61 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCXCV: Loser of the Month Poll Edition
Yup, time for another lazy default SNLC option (typical loser, that 3CM), namely a semi-regular SNLC loser poll. Admittedly, if I had done this poll 2 weeks ago, which I'll admit was mildly tempting,
chingchongchinaman 09/28/2013 36 5 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCXCIV: 'Capitalism Works for Me!' Edition
It's probably a safe bet that very few DK'ers read this blog with any regularity. If, however, you glanced at it today separately from this series, you will have noticed this particular blog post , ...
chingchongchinaman 09/21/2013 32 8 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCXCIII: Scarcity Edition
One of many things that self has not done much lately is to have a look at The New York Review of Books , even though it's on my blogroll. To remedy that deficiency, I visited the page this week, ...
chingchongchinaman 09/14/2013 25 9 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCXCII: First Lady of The Last Night Edition
Self has diaried before about female conductors, still a rare phenomenon, sad to say, in classical-music land. One high-profile exception just occurred today in London, where as the concert summary ...
chingchongchinaman 09/07/2013 52 9 - -
All Things Bookstore: Indiegogo in St. Louis - The Book House
3 weeks back, an All Things Bookstore diary looked at how some indie bookstores are using crowdfunding sources to try to raise $ to keep afloat. Here, in the St. Louis area, The Book House in the ...
chingchongchinaman 09/03/2013 3 11 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCXCI: Stealing From A Thief Edition
Towards the end of the 2nd scene of Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold , the prologue in the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen , this dialogue occurs among Wotan, the king of the gods, and Loge, ...
chingchongchinaman 08/31/2013 61 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCXC: Celeb Grammar Cops Edition
Disclaimer : 3CM the loser has never deliberately heard any music by the artists mentioned in the article in question. In Brazil, there is a chain of English-language schools, Red Balloon (no idea ...
chingchongchinaman 08/24/2013 50 6 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCLXXXIX: Bicycles at Midnight Edition
In 1964, someone had an idea for a nighttime activity in downtown St. Louis, namely bicycling through the city, starting from Union Station - at midnight. That first time, it was a one-man show, as ...
chingchongchinaman 08/17/2013 41 14 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCLXXXVIII: Long-Distance Theater Edition
It's presumably a fairly safe guess that many, if not all, of you have gone to an event not necessarily out of enthusiasm for it, but sometimes more to say that you've experienced said event, i.e. ...
chingchongchinaman 08/10/2013 29 3 - -
SNLC, Vol. CCCLXXXVII / UDKCJ 23: On-Stage Prompter Edition
Never having been a theater performer, 3CM is guessing that everyone will think that the next sentence is a total crock, but here goes anyway. One can imagine that for a stage performer, perhaps ...
chingchongchinaman 08/03/2013 29 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCLXXXVI: Mayoral Loser of the Week Edition
Exceptionally lazy SNLC this evening, encapsulated in the poll below, for several reasons to be explained momentarily. Curious, though, that beyond the salaciousness of subject matter that the 2 ...
chingchongchinaman 07/27/2013 45 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCLXXXV: Loser of the Week (Week 29, 2013) Edition
Hmm, quite a week for cosmic loserdom, isn't it? So, being even lazier than usual, the essence of this SNLC is the mostly self-explanatory poll here, although the two specifically named people ...
chingchongchinaman 07/20/2013 15 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCLXXXIV: Used Bookstore Eviction Update Edition
Just about 2.5 months ago, self SNLC 'ed about the pending eviction, if not demise, of The Book House in the STL municipality of Rock Hill. Today on the Post-Dispatch 's website, Steve Giegerich ...
chingchongchinaman 07/13/2013 17 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCLXXXIII: Working on July 5th Edition
As I'm sure you all know (....), July 4 is one of the 3 US national holidays that is not tied to a particular day of the calendar week. (Bonus loser points if you can name the other 2 w/o looking ...
chingchongchinaman 07/06/2013 55 4 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCLXXXII: Retirement Savings Edition
No doubt many of you saw this DK diary about the recent study by the National Institute on Retirement, "The Retirement Savings Crisis: Is It Worse Than We Think?". Local P-D business writer David ...
chingchongchinaman 06/29/2013 25 7 - -
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CCCLXXXI: Duff's End Edition
When an established and well-liked restaurant is getting ready to shut down, the reaction tends to follow a pretty standard formula, including reminiscences of good times, and a flood of people ...
chingchongchinaman 06/22/2013 52 8 - -
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