Saturday, December 11, 2010

Time Out: The Well Below the Valley O

A haunting song in exquisite, quintessential celtic style, about the unthinkable, presumably incest and multiple murder. One writes, it is "A gruesome story, belonging to the moral-carrying body of ballads and even fairy-tales of medieval days. These songs and stories, apart from being mere entertainment, also fulfilled an important role in moral, religious and social education.

"This song was collected in Boyle, Co Roscommon, as an example of a basically English song that survived here in Ireland, while it is no longer current in its country of origin. It is another version of The woman and the palmer, a popular account of the story of Jesus and the woman of Samaria (John IV). A similar type ballad is The cruel mother. (Loesberg II, 67)...Lyrics and more...

46 What ? Speaking of the Obscene, and to Take But One Example: Isn't There Something Unbelievable About This?

His show persona was sort of likable and humorous at times (even if that seldom rose to the level of real, old fashioned funny, and his character was clearly narcissistic if not downright amoral), but come on...

Well, Wikipedia tells the story:

"According to Forbes magazine, Jerry Seinfeld's annual earning from Seinfeld, in 1998, was $267 million, making him the highest-earning celebrity that year. Seinfeld still generates more revenue than most current shows, through syndication and DVD sales. He reportedly turned down $5 million per episode, for 22 episodes, to continue the show beyond its final season. He earned $100 million (huh?) from syndication deals and stand-up appearances (huh x2) in 2005 and $60 million in 2006. He also earned $10 million for appearing with Bill Gates in Microsoft's 2008 ads for Windows. Between June 2008 and June 2009, Seinfeld earned $85 million, making him the highest-paid comedian during that 12-month period.

Car collection

"Seinfeld, an automobile enthusiast and avid collector, is rumored to own one of the largest Porsche collections in the world. He rented a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, in Santa Monica, California, for an extended period of time during the 1990s, for storage of some of the vehicles in the collection. After his return to New York City he was involved in an extended dispute with several neighbors over the proposed building of a $1.4 million multi-story garage to contain the cars.

"A current tally puts Seinfeld at 46 Porsches. Reporter Paul Bannister reports that his collection includes Porsche 911s from various years, 10 Porsche Boxsters each painted a different color and the famous 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, the same model and pearl-grey color that actor James Dean was driving when he crashed and died. The Discovery Channel television show "Chasing Classic Cars" claims that Seinfeld owns the first and last original Porsche 911s produced. The centerpiece is a $700,000 Porsche 959, one of only 337 ever built. To his initial despair, he was not allowed to drive it as US emission and crash tests were never performed because Porsche refused to donate four Porsche 959s for destruction tests, rendering the car "not street-legal". He imported the car "for exhibition purposes", which stipulates the car may never be driven on American roads. The car was made US street legal in 1999 under the "Show or Display" federal law.

In several episodes of Seinfeld, Seinfeld drives a Saab 900 (NG) convertible, but a Porsche-themed painting, depicting a Porsche 904 GTS race car competing in the 1964 Targa Florio race in Italy, is visible on a wall in his apartment, as well as a Porsche racing poster featuring a 550 Spyder depicting the 1958 Targa Florio. In another episode, he is seen hiding behind a red Porsche 911RS parked on the street. In addition, an issue of Excellence, a Porsche-centered publication, is featured prominently on an outdoor magazine rack in one episode and on at least one occasion he is seen reading an issue of Road and Track magazine from circa 1990 with a cover article on the Porsche 964. He also wrote an article for the February 2004 issue of Automobile, reviewing the Porsche Carrera GT. For the story he was awarded Road Pest — Silver at the 2004 International Automotive Media Awards."

What's wrong with us? Check out too, for another example, how much Charlie Sheen is reported to make each episode... It's all crazy. Meanshile, the Middle Class and poor continue to suffer as all tax revenues are funneled to the top for wars, foreign unconscionable debts or bailouts, and the technology of a Brave New World.

--->Iran state TV broadcasts new stoning woman 'confession'...

--->Abandonment of God carries dehumanizing consequences
, warns cardinal...

--->Between the devils and the deep blue sea? Clinton commands stage at White House... "What had the West Wing buzzing was the scene itself: Clinton in his element, like he had never left. And almost like he wasn't going to leave this time...Clinton comfortably outlined how the pending package of tax cuts, business incentives and unemployment benefits would boost the economy -- even though it included tax help for the wealthy that Obama had to swallow."

--->Curious. UN Rapporteur Says Assange Shouldn't Be Prosecuted... "The United Nations representative for freedom of opinion and expression says he is now working on a new report on free speech and the internet."

1 comment:

  1. What we pay baseball players is also obscene. Yea, even the .. *sob* .. Red Sox!