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The Adelaide Shows ~ Theatrescope   Jul 16 2015

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Mr. C. Spencer, of New York City, opened a season at Adelaide Theatre Royal on Saturday night with his Theatrescope, worked by the only female operator in the world, namely, Senora Spencer.

Theatrescope belongs to the same class as all the other scopes and graphs that have had seasons of flickering in Adelaide. However, this particular scope has no flicker worth mentioning, and there is a good variety of pictures.

The whole Dam family, out for a bicycle ride; the life of Nelson; the career of Peace, a criminal who lays policemen out like a hero in a melodrama; and sundry pretty picture stories of cheese that walks, faithful dogs, new women (who are old now), Indians, cowboys, and numerous other things are all splendid films.

The staff of effect makers behind the scenes deserve a special word or two. There is something very realistic about the sound of the father smacking the boy on the trousers with a piece of board.

There was a good house on Saturday night, and to those who like picture shows we cordially recommend this one.

From Gadfly 28 February 1906 ~ Courtesy Trove

Down Under


Ink Irresistable

Not the NYT Montaigne's what would I know? Huxley's almost anything about almost everything. Or Bierce and nothing matters. Codifying life's inimitable impromptu inclines irrestistably to essay.

Civilization ..

   defiles itself

Times past when warlords, priests and royalty hoarded luxury, life was a short grim struggle. Today most want for little yet still deny dignified survival to working poor, and ravage entire countries as collateral to our laissez faire fiesta.
double arrowOn not shedding a tear ..

A Century of Imperialism

     ..hasn't dulled the urge

American foreign policy never a pretty sight, finesse of the mobile crane chase from Terminator 3. Export democracy? Cure worse than disease. double arrow Read more ..


~ its own reward

And what's going on in Land of the Free, Home of the Brave? As 40% of kids fail graduation the Iraqistan wars suck $2.4 trillion [CBO 2017 est]. Imagine this staggering sum applied to rebuilding The Great Society. Think of others.
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This lazy unemployed

..crack-smoking welfare queen ran up U$15 trillion debt

lazy homeless scum
Odd how the ultra-wealthy gull even working poor to blame unemployed, disabled, weak, and vulnerable while but for the grace of God go all.

If he's a welfare leech then your soul is with the sociopaths and predators who own Warshington and its minions, the Repugnicans and Dumfocrats, gutting a once noble nation that aspired to equality.

This elite will survive the US economic train wreck, land softly on 300 million plundered taxpayers, then from fortresses of luxury and privilege prey elsewhere for spoils.

The dawn of civilization was greatly exaggerated.

Munch Montage

Painters, such a sad old bunch
None it seems more so than Munch
Upon that bridge with skies afire
A meme took flight to never tire.
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~ Plato

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