Off The Wall

I’ll give it to you off the bounce

‘Cause I am not able to make the rounds.

Tarry and hear, tarry and hear,

The wall has ears, the wall has ears.

You’ll rue the tears, in all those years,

The day you forgot what big ears it’s got.

wizard1a

 

 

Denis Matsuev

 

Rachmaninoff Piano Concert0 No. 2

Playing Rachmaninoff in St Petersburg is Dennis Matsuev.

The first amazing item I noticed in him was his fingers.

It is traditional for concert pianists to have noticeably long fingers

to enable them to span the distance between

two ivory keys with ease.

Matsuev  have  short and stubby fingers

which may have been responsible for his inability

to sustain notes a trifle longer.

As a result, some passages which require romantic expressions

turn out to be a bit hurried

as if whispering sweet nothings to the object of romance

become hurried and spiritless enterprise.

This catastrophe is well displayed in the second movement.

In composition, the second movement

is where the conversation between the audience and the pianist is initiated.

When started, the pianist must hold the audience in rapture towards

the third movement, or the recapitulation.

Denis missed this cue but preferred instead

to wow his audience with technical prowess.

And this he did with his flying fingers.

It sometimes appeared

that his fingers move faster than the eye could follow.

Still, I miss the romantic rapture

that this concerto is supposedly endowed with.

Incidentally, from the Third Movement

is where the theme for the song

“Full Moon and Empty Arms” is derived.

Probably Denis would perform his best

if he plays the compositions of Franz Liszt

such as the Hungarian Rhapsodies or the Etudes,

but not, of course,

the “Un Suspiro” nor the “Consolation No. 3”

These pieces are for the desperately romantics.

 

 

Iranian Drone Downed

If my intuition still serves me right

the drone is not Iranian,

It was most probably an American drone

controlled by an American

and downed by an American  cruiser,

Another guess is that it was

a UK drone.

The  provocations to initiate conflict 

and prove that it rules the world

are bordering on the ridiculous,

turning the United States from a sanction bully

to the fake news  pest,

so much so that the rest of the world

have  started the search for both

Trump vaccines and Trump pesticides.

Let us therefore have a look-see

at what the downed drone looks like.

(it must be a drone.

they wouldn’t use a Gatling gun to down a kite!

or would they?)

Wrong Ergos

 

For the second time

Canadian judges declared that the Carbon tax

is legal and constitutional

and thereby rejecting the attempt to have it debunked.

It appears that the provincial lawyers

are not doing it the right way.

There is a better way to repeal the Carbon Tax.

But leave it to the lawyers to scratch their heads more.

They are lawyers.

They should know better.

They are supposed to run this country

according to the Constitution.

They should keep in mind

that this is democracy.

French Toast

The people of France

is experiencing some heat wave for the moment

giving rise to more jovial family gatherings

at breakfast time

that offers the lasting favorite

of French Toasts

Canadian Meat Imports Prohibited

China now prohibits the importation

of meat from Canada.

This is after Canola importations from Canada was stopped.

Whatever reasons we may be thinking of for these,

China is still following the Rule of Law

as regards the technical reasons for the prohibitions.

There will be more, unless…..

Big Mistake On Iran

Trump’s treatment of Iran

is making things worse of the current

adversarial situation.

He may have forgotten

that Oriental Psychology

does not work on the Persians.

This is one conflict that the Americans will not win

despite the sinister persistence of

John “Smiling Jack” Bolton.

United Sanctions of America, anyhow,

has not made any diplomatic coups lately.

Actually it is having progress

in retreating completely into its cocoon.

This will come at exactly that time

when the world has  been immunized

of the US dollar exchange.

(oh he smiles alright, but these smiles are not visible through his whiskers)

Trump’s Great Escape

Caught flying a spy drone over Iran,

Trump declares that he was mercifully cancelling

the prepared attack on Iran’s radar installations

in retaliation for the downing of the spy drone.

Trump cites that his attack would kill 150 people

in exchange for downing an unmanned spy drone.

Among military strategists,

his actions would represent what they customarily call

chickening out.

The installation that he is referring to is not  manned

by 150 people.

The missile installation defending it would have more

people than this radar installation.

Such an attack would be disastrous to the American drones

and would clearly signify aggression.

Trump has a rude awakening waiting for him.

Such an aggression on Iran puts not only his aircraft carriers at risk

but also Saudi Arabia and Israel.

These are the countries where most of the backup

to the American assault will come from

and thus will be targeted first.

Trump should also consider that Iran may already have

a few nuclear missiles purchased from  somewhere. 

Perhaps Trump and his war cooks should tread softly

around the quiet Iranians.

The sound that they can make would crack some eardrums.

Putin knows this.

Photosynthesis Applied

When I wrote that duplicating nature’s photosynthesis

is the solution to climate change

I had no idea that this idea was already being

in the works.

Well, good for you.

No need for further research.

An artificial leaf, called a bionic leaf,

proves that this idea works.

Carbon Dioxide is converted into wood and food

and good ol’ oxygen.

 

Photosynthesis.mpg

Now watch this video closely.

After which it should minimize arguments

conclusively.

 

(invest the Pipeline revenues into this!)

Manual on How To Start A War

America again attempts to start another conflict

which should involve Europe and Nato.

Evidence is provided purportedly to show that Iranians

attacked a tanker.

America has been known to start international conflicts

which it readily joins by fake attacks on naval vessels.

America relies on the sentiments of the other countries

to validate armed conflicts wherein America leads the charge

to win prestige in arms and progress in  economy.

Going way, way back in history, nobody has yet ascertained

whose sub sank the Lusitania.

The Vietnam war was aggravated by a missile attack of a US

naval vessel on the Tonkin Gulf

And etc., etc., etc,

NATO countries join the war, of course.

America has a manual on how to start a war!

And another on Regime Change!

But Iranians attacking tankers that deal with Iranian oil?

NUNCA!

America forgets

that there are still people

who were born yesterday!

(including I)

Who believes the Americans now?

Why they can’t even win against the Toronto Raptors

despite their customary hometown officiating!

Hong Kong Extradition

China tried to pull a fast one on the residents of Hong Kong.

There is a pending bill on the autonomous government of Hong Kong

wherein criminals can be extradited to Mainland China.

Laws are different in the Mainland

and chances are when one is extradited to China

one may never be found again.

Millions of residents protested and asked for the bill

to be repealed and the Leader of the government be removed.

Good for the residents if these were completed.

This law will be tantamount to the Mainland skirting Hong Kong’s autonomy

and thereby will result to complete control of the government.

In this situation everyone in Hong Kong, including the Americans,

can be extradited to Mainland China.

 

First Time NBA Champs

The Toronto Raptors captured the NBA

Basketball Championship in six games.

What results is a a bedlam

that only Toronto can make.

Raptors 6 4thQ.mpg

Raptors 6 1st half.mpg

Raptors Game 4

 

Raptors 4 1st-Half.mpg

Raptors 4 2nd-Half

Raptor fans NORTH of the border

storm the Oracle Stadium in California

to cheer the Canadian team to victory.

For The Effort

This one does not have any future

in singing.

 

She does deserve an A-Plus, however,

for the effort.

Only for the effort.

Sembrano1.mpg

Raptors Game 3

 

Raptors Game 3 2nd Half.mpg

GENOCIDE

The expunging word “Genocide”

is the ringing conclusion in the Report

on the MMIWG Investigation.

This impressed on me that the report

was written from anger.

But while the report contains factual data

it does not deserve such a hate inspiring conclusion.

It also gives the hint that the author/authors

of this report is very well-versed in a language

other than the English language.

Look, I sympathize with the Natives of Canada as

regards their sad experience in Canadian history.

More so I would apologize for the parents and families

of the native peoples as regards their plight.

This, even though I had nothing to do with it.

But blaming me and the rest of the innocent Canadians

about this “genocide” is wholly and completely abusive

against the integrity of all of us who are not indigenous.

This report, therefore, and the one with the conclusion

of “genocide” changes my sympathies and feelings for the

indigenous people and, as a result, affords me a different

impression of the “survivors of the genocide”.

 

I am a Canadian, and as such I will apologize for any sad

event in Canada, even if I had nothing to do with the event,

and even if I do not want to apologize for it.

Raptors Vs Warriors Game 1

Raptors Vs Warriors Game 1

 

First Half.mpg.

Second Half,mpg.

The Prodigal Trash Returns

 

Canadian garbage returns to Vancouver

after going on an extended excursion

to the Philippines .

To sniff or not to sniff,

that is the question.

Whether ’tis nobler to suffer

the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

To sniff, nay perchance to breathe,

and sniff no more.

 

Prodigal Trash.mpg

Alas, poor Yorick.

I knew him well.

I did caution him about his business

of selling garbage!

The Game of Thrones Begin

The latest episode of the Game of Thrones

took a bit of some amazing

scriptwriting.

It is not the action, nor the story line.

It is about the message it sends.

If you are unable to relate to this message

you then have missed the point.

This episode actually initiates the succeeding ones

in that there will be separate storylines about the

different realms that are now distinct from each other.

There will then be one united kingdom which is

modernized in governance,

another one of a militarized realm,

and another of a sturdy and voyageur northern kingdom.

This next project should involve more scriptwriters of

variegated specialties in story-telling.

And thus begins another Game of Thrones

with more games than one.

 

Tariffs Come Off

Trump taketh away

what Trump putteth on

so his John Doe

will be marketh on.

No cause for celebration here.

No fireworks will fly

only bats from the bel-frye.

Incidentally, Trump has done nothing

to warrant another spread in the news;

nothing, zero, zilch, nada, blanco, bokya,

or whatever else.

So he keeps poking on other countries

to hold America’s attention.

The only thing he has success with

is to make America the number one bully

in the world.

He has failed in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq,

North Korea, Ukraine, and Iran.

And he has fallen flat on his face with

the talks with Russia.

But now he has declared removing the

tariff on steel a huge success when in fact

by removing so

he is merely correcting his mistake.

The nerve….

Heat Wave

Now Mama’s Boy Quebec is having a heat wave.

Knowing les people there,

they would blame this on carbon emissions

and not the fact that a lot of them

have just forgotten

to turn off their furnace heaters!

 

Socially Unacceptable, eh?

Plane Collision In Alaska

 

Two light tour planes collide in Alaska.

Now let me guess.

If these are flying in the same direction

and over a channel or a valley of some sort,

a forceful air current

or a sudden updraft

caused the lead plane

to swerve out of control

and bang on the other plane.

The planes must be travelling too close

to each other.

This is just a guess.

Venezuelan Embassy Under Siege

With the failure of the US to change

the Venezuelan Government,

the action shifts to the Venezuelan Embassy

in Washington.

But this embassy is occupied by .people

under the legitimate permission of Maduro.

Taking over the embassy by force

with the American police would create a

very embarrassing international incident

for Trump’s  government.

Michele Greenstein

This one comes well-rounded

in both education

and figure.

She is also

Cute.

Embassy Siege.mpg

Wild River

A river goes wild

when it hits a dam

and afterwards

everything that comes in either way

gets damned.

WILD RIVER.mpg

Aqua-Quebec

No sooner than newly-elected premier of Alberta,

Jason Kenney,

mentioned equalization payments to Mama’s Boy Quebec

than it premier replayed its French whines

and teary-eyed whimpers

of its being a have-not, budget dependent province,

adding that Alberta’s pipeline

is socially unacceptable.

While Albertans deem it socially acceptable

to offer Quebec its sentiments for its deluvial  problems,

anything further will not be factored

under equalization.

Sukhoi Supejet-100 Fire

At Sheremetyevo Airport—-

it looks like it was caused

by an aggravated fuel leak.

Probably faulty or missing gasket.