<snips> and a very interesting end ... you'll find the end interesting
On Mon, 28 Apr 1997 22:19:23 PST James J Cain <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>>I am not so sure I would entirely agree. I think we are getting into a
>>perception bit here again.
>I knew as soon as I'd sent that off that it was the 16 that had the
>stocks that broke off when you hit the deck.
I thought you'd remember sooner or later ...
>...they sort of combined the BAR and the Garand into the 14, didn't
>Sorry 'bout that.
>Small point, but I do believe we are speaking of the "impression" of
>strength in the Flatley vs. Dunne.
>It takes a lot of strength to do the leaps, indeed to do the dancing at
the tempo they >do it period.
I would never dispute the reality. It does require a great deal of
strength and I believe most professional dancers have it in large
measure, so what's left *is* the "impression or perception" or whatever
else makes the artistic presentation.
>One projects strength and solidness, the other projects an airy
>quality...sometimes it takes more strength to do that without
I agree that it can indeed.
>If you haven't gathered by now...I have a problem with absolutes.
I can accept that Jim, however, I am an engineer, my life is surrounded
by absolutes and people imploring me to create them where none exist. We
may be at odds here ... [: )
>I guess I can't see why someone needs a "uniform" to prove he is
I personally don't think so (I am - for example - an expert at sewing and
I taught my wife and daughter to crochet) but I believe most people do
whether they admit it or not.
> ... any more than I can't see how wearing a "uniform" makes kids
>different (You know what I mean, the kids who all dress
>alike...outlandishly...to be "different"). But, you are right...they
But *they* think it does and generally act accordingly. It is humorous to
> You "carry a card" that says you're a Marine Corps officer?
> What rank? Jeez...hope you don't expect a salute or something.
Yes, there is a fine, sometimes indistinguishable, line that separates
the uniforms from the non-uniformed in my level of the business. We are
nearly interchangeable. At the desk next to me is a Major. We have
similar roles. Both our paychecks come from the same office (I make
more). He comes to work every day in green and I don't. We could both end
up in a place being shot at, are subject to terrorist threats and can be
taken as prisoners of war. That's why the card. Mine says "Major" at the
>Neat lady, Annie Glenn. Hope you got my other message about Osage
>orange as a substitute, a very good substitute for yew.
It seems she has a terrific memory as well. Yes, I got the other message.
Now, while we are dredging up all manner of things regarding the talents
of Mr. Flatley; I have this in a letter today regarding LOTD:
"The LORD OF THE DANCE tells of the birth, persecution by the Jews, death
on the cross and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The musical can
be much more fully enjoyed and understood if the viewer knows the lyrics.
It is the greatest story ever told, put to dance as only the Irish
could." He enclosed a copy of the lyrics. It is the same you mentioned
before. It seems Mr. Flatley is *indeed* portraying himself as Jesus
Christ. Very interesting.
On a lighter note, my correspondent offer the following as humor, not too
"Jesus Christ, the son of God, was an Irishman. He never held a steady
job, He lived with His parents until He was 30, He made wine from water,
He thought His mother was a virgin, and She thought He was God."
He had to close by bragging about someone having a jacket from the ROI's
Olympic Team that says: "Tosnaig se/ le brionglo/id" for "It began with a
dream." Not a bad statement.
Bruce L. Jones
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere