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    Hate them both, but panhandlers are less dangerous.

    TNP: Cigar or cigarette?

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    Hate them both, but panhandlers are less dangerous.

    TNP: Cigar or cigarette?

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    I guess I'd take a cigarette over a cigar -- cigars take too much commitment.

    TNP: *The Commitments* or *Amadeus* (movies)

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    I like both very much, but I'd give the edge to Amadeus.

    Visit Fallingwater if you ever have the chance, Jizz! Great to see and walk through it in person. I've been several times: https://www.fallingwater.org/

    TNP will be seeing a movie this weekend.

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    I don't know. Maybe this will be the weekend I make it through *Heaven's Gate*. I hope to think I'll choose to use time more productively, but I still have a gallon of AlcoTec 48 sugar wash to get through, so who knows.

    TNP: houseflies or bedbugs.

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    Houseflies, definitely. Far easier to get rid of.

    TNP has heard an Aerosmith song in the past week.

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    No, but I'll probably be "listening" to them in my mind's ear a while. Oh well, they're an OK good old rock and roll group, so that's fine.

    TNP has, not entirely accidentally, given himself or herself mild food poisoning more than once.

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    Yes, a couple of times, with dodgy street food and stuff out of the fridge that seemed OK but turned out to be juuuuust a bit past optimal consumption dates.

    TNP can see a dog from where he or she now sits.

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    Yes, in my mind's eye I could imagine some howling hell-beast.

    TNP: Sloppy Seconds or The Beatles.

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    The Beatles, without question.

    TNP: The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?

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    Stones. Obviously.

    TNP: The Who or The Doors?

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    The Who, by a nose.

    TNP has been in Africa in the past five years.

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    Nah, have sadly never made it at all.

    TNP has been to at least one of the places hit by the recent hurricanes.

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    Yes, I've been both to Nawlins and southern Florida.

    TNP is not planning a trip to Puerto Rico anytime soon.

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    Yes, I am not. I guess I could sneak into Guillermo Rosado Haddock's lectures, if he's still there (he's an important scholar of the philosophy of mathematics and logic, and sometime collaborator with another important scholar, the ETA *also* American Claire Ortiz Hill), but I'd really need a reason to go there, and I can't think of any accidentally arising.

    If elected, however, I would serve as an ambassador of doughy white rummies who don't speak Spanish and don't like sunbathing or gambling.

    I will not be elected.

    TNP can think of a good, short little classical-legit piece of music that seems Halloween-like. Excluding the big Bach D minor organ Toccata+Fugue featured in many mad scientist movies, although that's fun too. The one that seems most apropos to me is the E minor fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I (fugue in two parts only, short, but kind of sinister sounding and not too much like the other fugues). Sorry, no link, but I'm pretty sure every pianist who recorded it plays it about the same: very brisk. Not necessarily Bach, either. Just looking for ideas beyond the Alfred Hitchcock "Marionette" theme, the prelude to *Psycho*, The Munsters theme, etc. No, I'm not sure why, exactly, since I might not even memorize the Em WTCI fugue by the 31st, and I have no reason to, beyond just goofing off. Favorite holiday, and all.
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    This always sounded to me like it might be played on a movie soundtrack as the doomed heroine's carriage pulled up to a spooky, ruined old mansion late at night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqIoHEMjzQM

    TNP has a favorite Halloween candy.

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    Those little Three Musketeers (or Milky Way/Mars bars -- can't remember which is which) are pretty good, I guess. It could be amusing to eat so much candy corn that you self-induce vomiting, and examine the contents. More amusing than finding a razor blade in an apple, anyway, like most things.

    TNP thinks, regardless of the content, it is appalling that a head of state uses crappy children's computer games like Twitter. Not saying edicts should be made in impeccable Latin, but, except for maybe campaigning tricks, propping up some commercial toy software company by even acknowledging its existence is disreputable, ridiculous, shocking, and shameful.
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    Yes, the current occupant of the White House is all of those things, and more.

    TNP has petted a cat in the past three days.

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    No, maybe four or five days or so.

    TNP has a strange urge to purchase a new vinyl record, such as the soundtrack to Manos The Hands of Fate, or perhaps superior music. BTW, good call on the Bach-Halloween above -- I was confused, but Wikipedia set me straight. It's the same as the D minor keyboard concerto, but it sounds good on violin also, so people do it that way too. It's a good one, anyway.
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    No. I'm totally over vinyl.

    (Here's a great performance of Bach's D Minor Concerto on piano, BTW - look at her fingers, my God, her fingers!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osg_WmeLxQk)

    TNP would quite possibly kill to be able to play piano like that.

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    No, not kill, except maybe an enemy or a vermin. She has a refreshing (to me) brisk insouciant take on this one. I was most excited to see the visual of her RH, doing the same thing I do when doing scalar passages with my LH -- namely, stick the pinky out in PREPARATION for the times when it will be used. I consider it a symptom of faulty technique that I'm trying to correct in my LH, but she makes it obvious it doesn't slow her down. I've known it was defective since 11 or so, but never had a reason to smooth it out.

    A new sound (to me), a new star! But, son, not just her fingers, her mind, forearms, wrist -- it's a full body instrument. I'm looking forward to hearing more of her playing.

    ETA, also, that was nice to see a page-turner -- I haven't seen a chamber music concert in years, I even forgot they existed. Well, props to the page-turner too! I figure even if they screw up, it's not catastrophe to the audience, but I imagine the calumny spread among the audience.

    EETA nice also to have a limited orchestra behind her -- one of the great revelations of my secular music life was listening to *Headhunters* or *Thrust* and thinking "dude, that's just, like four dudes in a room, playing live." I think the massive string sections and all that kind of makes orchestral music inaccessible to the common lunchpail Harry. It wasn't always like that.

    EEETA looks like a Peters edition. Well, I like those too.

    EEEETA: in the second "movement" she has some ideas about phrasing I've never heard before. Well done.

    TNP knows his or her Meyer-Briggs personal ID, and will state it, or if not, will explain why he or she doesn't do that much ego psychology.

    EEEETA Alternate TNP: Why is Osetinskaya wearing that costume? András Schiff has been doing recently the weird monkish tunic, but what's the deal?
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    Munge:

    TNP knows his or her Meyer-Briggs personal ID, and will state it, or if not, will explain why he or she doesn't do that much ego psychology.

    EEEETA Alternate TNP: Why is Osetinskaya wearing that costume? András Schiff has been doing recently the weird monkish tunic, but what's the deal?

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    well, the passages in thirds from the I movmt is, I admit, one I will include in my book of "stuff to do.

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    Osetinskaya is hot melted shit on the third movement -- complete command. My current technical problem is that part of the Op. 27 no. 1 of Beethoven of the "inside the keys, overlapping hands" part of the last movement. She's fucking good at that overlapping hands. "Cut your nails. Get the butter." Yeah.

    Still curious why she didn't fix her technical problem with hand shape.
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    I gotta fucking say, I know you guys have a rule about talking too much or whatever, but Anton Gakkel or whatever at around 1:50 of the Dm Bach keyboard concerto. That bitch was on fire, and authoritative, full of savoir-faire. This Gakkel? He's got six instruments to "conduct." He, by my count, almost dropped the beat once in a few bars, and, more importantly, forced the soloist, whatsername, into some artificial scheme.

    Yeah, wel
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    Quote Originally posted by Jizzelbin View post
    ...TNP knows his or her Meyer-Briggs personal ID, and will state it, or if not, will explain why he or she doesn't do that much ego psychology....
    I was last tested 20-some years ago, and think I was an ESTJ: https://www.16personalities.com/estj-personality

    TNP will also tell us his or her Myers-Briggs result.

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    Sure. INTJ. I find it useful to know this kind of stuff, since a large part of my current activity is tricking and manipulating the kinds of people who take pop psychology seriously into buying stuff from me. And, it's kind of fun, I guess.

    TNP hasn't really stopped laughing from time to time about the Rick(ENTJ)&Morty Szechuan Sauce "incident."
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