I arrived at the Bearsville Theatre "Tribute to One Love" reggae show as The Big Takeover was playing. I was surprised that all the musicians were white, though the lead singer was black. All looked to be in their 20s -- t...Views: 1051
This record doesn't have a title; instead, it has a series of titles arrayed on the cover, as you see. (The spine merely reads: "The Ventures.") This album, as The Ventures wisely reckoned, needs no title. It is a work of ...Views: 890
For many years, I worked at the 92nd St. Y, in Manhattan. One night Newt Gingrich came to speak in their capacious auditorium. "I must protest this fiend!" I realized, so after long thought, I created the following placard...Views: 877
I had forgotten the Saturday Review (a magazine which folded in 1986) though I clearly remember the Saturday Evening Post, from a recent Norman Rockwell show at the Brooklyn Museum. What was the whole "Saturday" craze in n...Views: 796
Who was Scheherazade? Did she tell stories to an emperor to distract him from cutting off her head? (I realize that in the modern world one can simply click on Wikipedia and know everything, but I'm pretending it's still 1...Views: 801
When I told my friends I saw the latest Mission Impossible movie, every single person laughed. Did they think I was seeing this movie just to be funny? The film has the fabulous title Ghost Protocol, in an era when...Views: 1126
Dorothy's reputation as a wit sabotages her poetry, which is largely unfunny. The world is not vast enough to include Dorothy's one-liners about Calvin Coolidge and poems like: The Leal The friends I made...Views: 873
Each year, I see about ten movies. Several years ago I realized I could simply put them in order and have a ready-made "10 Best Movies of the Year." Last year I only saw nine, so I added one video (which is absolutely grea...Views: 1062
Syllogism Icicles are made of ice. Bicycles are made of bice. Micicles are made of mice. Invisible Sports Recently I began to follow invisible sports. I love i...Views: 562
A voyage within a seaworthy room, a room of access. I was surprised how many of these poems are about God -- maybe all of them. "Poems are spiritual ponies." (That's a proverb I just invented.) Eddie writes in response to ...Views: 746
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Sparrow avoids refined sugar and National Geographic magazine, but he enjoys all jokes, including:
Tourist: Excuse me, but do you have a pumpkin patch?
Farmer: Why, do you have a leaky pumpkin?
His latest book is America: A Prophecy -- The Sparrow Reader (www.softskull.com).