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Saturday, 25 July 2009
A Rose is s rose is a rose...or something
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As it happens, Hugh Fitzgerald is on vacation in the western wilds of these United States, otherwise, I am certain he would have something to say about this. Mark Steyn writes (h/t: Powerline):

As to the differences between the professor's and the cops' version of events, I confess I've been wary of taking Henry Louis Gates at his word ever since, almost two decades back, the literary scholar compared the lyrics of the rap group 2 Live Crew to those of the Bard of Avon. "It's like Shakespeare's 'My love is like a red, red rose,'" he declared, authoritatively, to a court in Fort Lauderdale.

As it happens, "My luv's like a red, red rose" was written by Robbie Burns, a couple of centuries after Shakespeare. Oh, well. 16th century English playwright, 18th century Scottish poet: What's the diff? Evidently being within the same quarter-millennium and right general patch of the North-East Atlantic is close enough for a professor of English and Afro-American Studies appearing as an expert witness in a court case. Certainly no journalist reporting Gates' testimony was boorish enough to point out the misattribution...

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Posted on 07/25/2009 4:28 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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26 Jul 2009
Send an emailJean-Paul Bentham

Paul Blaskowicz:

You just had to make me cry, didn't you! Not once, but twice!!

Gros merci. Enchanté.



26 Jul 2009
Paul Blasskowicz

Bentham:

Ihr Wunsch ist mir Befahl:

Falling in love again

Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt



25 Jul 2009
Bentham

Paul Blaskowicz:

The Boys in The Back Room. Marlene and her chair onstage. An heirloom.

Do you have Marlene singing 'Falling in Love Again'? Oh, never mind, I'd rather laugh than cry.



25 Jul 2009
Send an emailBentham

Alan R:

Re; DRA (1939) 3/10

Dem was der days! A young James Steward? Wow! Marlene? Oh-la-la! What to do? What to do? Ha-ha!

Your wife will skin you alive anyway! Hilarious!!

Nice parasol, Priceless. Hand over htose pants. Har har!!!!!

LOVE IT.



25 Jul 2009
Paul Blaskowicz

And Hugh likes this this one, too.



25 Jul 2009
Alan R

 

 Perhaps Hugh's cleaning up Bottleneck?

          'Destry Rides Again'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ozJ_hzrc8&feature=related



25 Jul 2009
Bentham

Excuse me, but surely you jest.

Confusing Shakespeare with Robert Burns is like confusing Cervantes with Rabelais.

Like Bugs Bunny said: What a maroon!