Shakespeare on Ice*

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“Thou speak’st aright;
I am that merry wanderer of the night.”

*Taken at the Kohl Center at the opening game of Wisconsin Badger’s basketball season. They played Northern Kentucky University, whose coach happens to be the husband of a good family friend. At any rate, the NKU “Norsemen” lost to the Badgers, 31-62.


  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    A Midwinter Night’s Head Trauma

  2. Big Jon Bully says

    Shakespeare on Ice should consist of thespians coming onto the ice on skates and just standing there reciting Shakespeare.

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

      Hot ice and wondrous strange snow.

    • Yes, and each actors is holding a glass of whisky – a la Dean Martin – as he recites. That way, when they come to the great battle scene in Antony and Cleopatra, Scarus will say with profound gestures:

      “I have yet
      Room for six scotches more…”

      Best line and a third in all of Shakespeare.


  3. Louise Orrock says

    With respect to my views on microscopy, a man working in a camera shop did say, ‘That’s correct’, after I said I thought that, given the amount of light in the microscope or from the mirror, what one was actually seeing was an image of the lens of the eye.

    • I’ve been making that case on a subatomic level for a while now. I tell you, it all goes back to Pascal.

      Accuracy v Precision; faith vs science; virgin v dynamo.

      It all fits.

      Louise – have you read The Education of Henry Adams? What you say. It’s all there. Who knew the great grandson of a founding father would serve as porter to the 20th century and all its dysfunctional scientism and Christ-huanted, Christ-emptied spiritual enthusiasm? I recommend it strongly – and it also makes a great T.S. Eliot Wasteland-allusions scavenger hunt, by the way!


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