Sunday, August 31, 2008

Further Interlude

Today is Sunday, 31 August 2008.

Before I drop da bomb on Sarah Palin, another interlude.

On this date in 1879 was born Alma Schindler, a minor composer who married and was muse to Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius, and Franz Werfel, and had many affairs. She's immortalized in the following song by the great Tom Lehrer. (If you don't know his work, probably the finest musical satire ever, check him out on YouTube.)


On a down note, on this date in 1939, the SS staged a "Polish" attack on a German radio station (concentration camp inmates were dressed in Polish military uniforms, murdered, and their corpses strewn about the radio station grounds as "proof"), the pretext for Hitler's invasion of Poland the next day, beginning the Second Great War in Europe.


Anonymous delighted said...

I am familiar with Tom Lehrer but had never heard this song. Also received a little education about Alma. What fun! Thanks for the interlude.

7:22 PM  
Blogger HH said...

You're quite welcome.

I'm not always a wild-eyed extremist.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous NT said...

HH said "Before I drop da bomb on Sarah Palin,. . ."

Such a strange choice of words for such an expreme passifict to use.

8:28 AM  

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