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Remembering “Time Out” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet

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This is via an Open Culture post that’s worth reading in its entirety.

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25 August 2019 at 4:43 pm

Posted in Jazz, Music, Video

Chris Wallace has had it

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23 August 2019 at 5:55 pm

Top 10 snooker shots of the 2018/2019 season

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6 August 2019 at 6:21 pm

Posted in Games, Video

Deep Mind AI Alpha Zero’s Positional Masterpiece With the Black Pieces

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This game was interesting to me because I never know what to do in very closed positions, such as seen in this game. But AlphaZero knows.

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3 August 2019 at 8:33 pm

Posted in Chess, Games, Video

Poem about Tree of Life synagogue massacre wins Doolin poetry prize

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The dead keep piling up and all I have are poems
to wrap them in. Pockmarks across synagogue walls
are a new font in a familiar language I refuse to utter.
Men have begun again to speak in tongues syntaxed
by phonemes of caliber and clip capacity: diction I
will not assemble into sentences; sounds I cannot make
into words. What color, the stripes being woven like old
narratives into new camp pajamas? How many stars
asterisk prayers into the bluest night? There is no
metaphor for what I cannot abide; no pentameter
for the sound of earth falling from the hands of love
into a freshly-filled grave. My iambs are a pair
of backwards-turned boots in the stirrups of a riderless
horse. We measure the inarticulate grammar of fear
in the steady metronome of newsfeed updates,
punctuate the lulls between carnage with promises
enjambed in the wind. Cover my eyes with verses
if you must. Bribe the ferryman with curses and dust.
A poet’s contract is blood-inked, bone-stamped,
ratified eternal at the frontier where hope kisses rust.

                                                                  – Matt Hohner

That’s the poem by Matt Hohner, chosen by poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin as the winner of the Doolin poetry competition, part of Doolin Writers’ Weekend. It’s from this Irish Times article, which notes:

Matt Hohner, a Baltimore native, holds an MFA in writing and poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He has been a finalist for the Moth International Poetry Prize and taken both third and first prizes in the Maryland Writers Association Poetry Prize. He won the 2016 Oberon Poetry Prize the 2018 Sport Literate Anything but Baseball Poetry Prize, and the Doolin Writers’ Weekend Poetry Prize. Hohner’s work has been published in numerous journals and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An editor for Loch Raven Review, Hohner’s book Thresholds and Other Poems, his first full-length book, was published by Apprentice House Press in Fall 2018. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Also included in the article is a video:

Big Boys Don’t Cry, written and performed by Joe Byrne, was chosen by Dave Lordan as the winner of the Doolin Writers’ Weekend Poetry Video Competition 2019.

 

Written by LeisureGuy

30 July 2019 at 8:03 am

Posted in Art, Books, Daily life, Video

Peter Cook & Dudley Moore – Jesus’ Life

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24 July 2019 at 8:21 pm

Posted in Comedy, Video

What a game! by the Indian Tal

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24 July 2019 at 7:58 pm

Posted in Chess, Games, Video

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