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Sandra Shaw: Creating the Ayn Rand Portrait Sculpture

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2011-03-15 20:54
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Amazing! — by Olivia on Fri, 2011-03-18 19:00
Not just that Ross... — by Marcus on Thu, 2011-03-17 10:16
This is just wonderful — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2011-03-17 06:41

KASS Music Gem of the Week: Solti/Perahia/Beethoven

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2011-03-14 04:47

A titanic trio: Beethoven, Murray Perahia and Sir Georg Solti. This is the Largo from Piano Concerto No. 1:


KASS Music Gem of the Week: Callas Habanera

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2011-03-07 05:28

Maria Callas shows why she was considered the greatest singing actress ever in the Habanera from Carmen:

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Mr Wilson... — by Deborah Coddington on Wed, 2011-03-16 00:21
Carmen is supposed to be... — by Marcus on Tue, 2011-03-15 09:59
I've never seen Carmen make faces like that before... — by Deborah Coddington on Tue, 2011-03-15 09:48

Rand, Sheen, Kissinger and Nixon ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-03-02 10:09

Just watched a fascinating 2-hour doco on Henry Kissinger on National Geographic.

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The good thing about Charlie Sheen... — by Marcus on Fri, 2011-03-04 10:43
Parallels between Obama and Nixon... — by Marcus on Fri, 2011-03-04 10:21
MacArthur got on this thread... — by Marcus on Fri, 2011-03-04 08:38

KASS Music Gem of the Week: Wunderlich/Boieldieu

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2011-02-28 03:42

One of Fritz's absolute finest: "Komm O Holde Dame" (usually performed in French: "Viens Gentille Dame") from La Dame Blanche by François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834):

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That's fascinating Linz... — by Marcus on Wed, 2011-03-02 09:13
Fritz, Nicolai and Mario — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-03-02 05:39
I think that both these singers sound... — by Marcus on Tue, 2011-03-01 21:02

KASS Music Gem of the Week: Oh No! *Two* Hair-Floppers!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-02-20 06:02

Yes, I've opted for week rather than day in order to allow these gems time to percolate among SOLO's Great Esthetic Unwashed. Eye

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Not bad — by gregster on Mon, 2011-02-21 02:48
Absolutely gorgeous! — by Olivia on Sun, 2011-02-20 22:41
They look quite insane... — by Marcus on Sun, 2011-02-20 17:24

Filth Felled by Filth—Death by Heavy Metal

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-02-17 09:55

"The death metal band vocalist at the centre of a Wellington homicide inquiry died as a result of ferocious attack while in bed, police say."

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Philip! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-02-20 07:13
Philip — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2011-02-19 11:31
'Those who don't already have — by PhilipD on Sat, 2011-02-19 06:03

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Hollies—The Air that I Breathe

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-02-12 06:17

First in this series for 2011, and it may surprise folks that it's not something from a symphony or an opera. Actually, it could easily be. One of the great love songs of all time.

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That must be... — by Marcus on Tue, 2011-02-15 07:35
Hilton — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2011-02-15 03:16
I saw a BBC documentary... — by Marcus on Mon, 2011-02-14 12:48

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Overcoming the Challenge by Replicating It?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-02-09 01:29

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Overcoming the Challenge by Replicating It?

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February 9, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron is to be congratulated for fearlessly offending the touchy, totalitarian sensibilities of Islamotrash in his recent speech to a Nato conference in Munich.

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In any case, who decides what — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2011-02-25 05:55
Nice and succinct. Thanks, — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2011-02-25 05:50
This is your unsubstantiated — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2011-02-25 05:49

In Memoriam: Bob Dolfi

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-01-29 21:51

This is a personal post. Close friend Bob Dolfi passed away on January 25. The following obituary appeared in the LA Times, January 29:

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"AWESOME!!!" exclaimed the dude. — by Marcus on Sun, 2011-01-30 11:06
Brant — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-01-30 09:18
I'll — by Brant Gaede on Sun, 2011-01-30 06:34

Me Interviewed by Blukeko.co.nz

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-01-23 04:40

www.blukeko.co.nz is a blog whose stated aim is to "promote creative and critical thought. The articles and interviews posted on blukeko present readers with intelligent and thought-provoking ideas.

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Reminds of this I heard recently... — by Marcus on Thu, 2011-02-17 21:19
Elegant — by Jameson on Thu, 2011-02-17 00:57
Now up ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-02-16 20:04

Christopher KASSes!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-01-23 02:18

Here's something that popped up just now in my YouTube recommendations. It's fascinating because of its content, but to me even more so on account of what happens when things get heated: the moderator immediately says, "Let's move on."

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The Best of the Hitchslap — by Hayden Wood on Tue, 2011-01-25 05:08
Look what I uncovered... — by Marcus on Sun, 2011-01-23 18:57
Moderation My Arse — by HWH on Sun, 2011-01-23 03:23

One Is Very Concerned ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2011-01-21 04:09

... at what our Glenn might have been up to to get himself into this pickle.

Visiting Blenheim can have strange effects on folk, no doubt, but does it explain or excuse what we see here? Personally I am disgusted. An appalling waste of police brutality on someone clearly intent on not enjoying it.

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I have heard that... — by Marcus on Sat, 2011-01-22 08:06
Tee hee — by Deborah Coddington on Sat, 2011-01-22 02:24
A cod across... — by Marcus on Sat, 2011-01-22 00:16

Tribute to Denis Dutton

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-01-16 03:38

http://www.spectator.co.uk/aus...

I had Denis in mind as one of the first guests on my new show. Alas!

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Hells bells.It was only a — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2011-01-22 18:58
Dutton ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-01-19 10:42
A mind sure to be missed — by Big Ben on Wed, 2011-01-19 09:29

OK, Now I've Converted to *Islamo*goblinism

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-01-12 04:50

The other day I converted to Goblianity for its unique insights into the JFK assassination, the "Tares" who dwell among us subverting Gobby's plan, etc.

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Marcus — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2011-01-12 11:22
My god Linz all these conversions... — by Marcus on Wed, 2011-01-12 10:41

I Just Converted to Goblianity!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2011-01-07 04:24

Why? Well, seems Goblians have performed a miracle I was hitherto unaware of. They solved the JFK murder.

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I just converted to Capitalism! — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2011-01-10 21:49
Wow. Just... Wow. — by kct webber on Sat, 2011-01-08 19:40
The misunderstood monument in Malta — by Frediano on Fri, 2011-01-07 22:22

SOLO-International Press Release: Goblinites Unite against Freedom of Speech

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-12-29 22:43

SOLO-International Press Release: Goblinites Unite against Freedom of Speech

December 30, 2010

The notorious propensity for believers in gods, ghosts, ghouls, goblins and the like to try to ban any mockery of their superstitions has been highlighted yet again in reaction to the latest hilarious antics of the Top Gear boy racers, notes SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

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Ten controversial Top Gear moments — by Marcus on Sat, 2011-03-05 23:54
The Aussies — by Kasper on Fri, 2011-02-11 08:59
Shit happens! — by Marcus on Wed, 2011-02-09 16:13

From Xmas Eve 1951: Mario's 'Silent Night'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-12-23 22:45

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I do not advocate theft — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2010-12-27 10:44
As usual ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-12-26 05:54
Who cares? — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2010-12-26 04:45

Dichotomous Dems, Deviant Dudes and Delicious Digressions

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-12-19 01:39

The Senate and House votes to end the ban on open gays serving in the U.S. Military are a salutary reminder of the contradictions not between but within Left and Right.

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abuse of DADTDP — by Frediano on Sat, 2011-01-01 20:53
free assocation - forced association — by Frediano on Sat, 2011-01-01 17:31
Confusion over DADTDP — by Frediano on Sat, 2011-01-01 17:19

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Bubbling Beethoven

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-12-18 01:13

Nathan (piano), Rochelle (cello) and Geneva (violin) Lewis, super-talented home-schooled children of my friends Chris and Cindy Lewis, with this spirited performance of Beethoven's Piano Trio in C Minor:

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Great. I too like seeing & — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2010-12-21 04:16
Lovely. I remember these — by Deborah Coddington on Sat, 2010-12-18 08:51
I always like seeing things — by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2010-12-18 02:09

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Adenoidal Airheads and Fascist Faggots

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-12-12 21:10

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Adenoidal Airheads and Fascist Faggots

December 13, 2010

It's hard to know who's more girlie in the matter of Air New Zealand's removal of a scene from its in-flight safety video—the precious poofs who complained about the scene or Air New Zealand for submitting to them, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

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Regal — by Kasper on Wed, 2010-12-22 09:50
smells like fish.... — by Deborah Coddington on Tue, 2010-12-21 00:05
Wow... — by Marcus on Sun, 2010-12-19 09:29

The Virtue of Selffulness

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-12-11 23:50

In the thread, "Deborah's Delinquency," I took Deborah Coddington to task for accusing Ayn Rand of "conjuring up" her own meaning of the term "altruism" when the meaning Rand ascribed to it was the exact meaning ascribed to it by its formulator, Auguste Comte.

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I think it would be best, — by 0 on Fri, 2011-01-14 01:31
Battle Royale — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2010-12-26 16:51
Essay Contest 2010 — by gregster on Thu, 2010-12-23 09:24

Deborah's Delinquency

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-12-06 07:15

All women are irrational, of course, and notoriously regard it as their birthright to have "minds" as changeable as the weather or the identity of those for whom they are prepared to position their legs behind their ears.

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Deborah's Delinquency — by 0 on Thu, 2011-10-20 04:29
Burnsy - FYI: Objectivism and — by reed on Wed, 2011-10-19 20:10
Advocating for Objectivism — by 0 on Wed, 2011-10-19 19:34

Lanza Link as NZ-USA Relationship Thaws

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-12-04 02:15

The NZ ban on visits by US nuclear warships, instigated by the Labour Government in 1984, was one of the dumbest, most treacherous and pointless pieces of empty grandstanding ever. The Reagan Administration had the self-respect to be unamused.

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Excerpt from the occasion ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-12-24 21:21
UK Tories too good for Obama's Government... — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-12-04 12:36
My galt... — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-12-04 10:24

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Lanza Danza

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-12-02 04:41

I very much fear Boaz is indeed being held by ARSI. Probably won't be freed till he renounces and denounces SOLO. Here's a fun piece by Mario to be going on with: Rossini's La Danza, as sung in The Great Caruso.

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Bounce — by Don E. Klein on Fri, 2010-12-03 15:59
Gigli ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-12-03 08:06
Lead footed Lanza Danza...just teasing! — by Don E. Klein on Thu, 2010-12-02 23:53

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Tauranga Police—What Heroes!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-12-01 06:06

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Tauranga Police—What Heroes!!

December 1, 2010

The conviction of AC/DC drummer and Tauranga resident Phil Rudd on charges of cannabis possession this morning is testament both to the evil of the cannabis laws and the crass, lumpen stupidity of the Tauranga police, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

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German police seize marijuana Christmas tree — by Marcus on Thu, 2010-12-09 08:56
Won't somebody think of the children? — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2010-12-07 04:24
California once again had — by mvardoulis on Sat, 2010-12-04 19:02

Hard to Believe ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-11-27 09:42

... in this, the Age of Weasel Words, a mainstream politician ever said this:

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Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens debate religion — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-11-27 20:01
Tony fucking Blair and his... — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-11-27 18:10
Sir Keith Joseph was even better — by Kenny on Sat, 2010-11-27 17:38

Good News and Bad News for Brandroids, Pomowankers, Lefties, Goblians, Islamosavages, Headbangers and Humanity-Diminishers!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-11-25 06:32

The good news for the aforementioned dregs is: I have cancer.

The bad news is: it's eminently curable.

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Great news, Lord WF!!!! — by Jameson on Fri, 2011-04-15 03:10
Looks as though ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-04-14 23:20
Sounds an informed decision — by Kasper on Tue, 2011-01-18 10:25

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Caballe, Horne, Offenbach

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-11-24 05:23

I don't know where Boaz has got to—hope he hasn't been kidnapped by the Irvine chapter of the Church of Scientology, aka ARI, and been reprogrammed. Anyway, to start the ball rolling again while we send out a search party, here are Marilyn Horne and Montserrat Caballe having some fun with an Offenbach standard:

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What a positive sense of life... — by Marcus on Thu, 2010-11-25 09:59
Amazing! — by Olivia on Thu, 2010-11-25 01:56
Two Fat Ladies! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-11-24 23:56

SOLO-International Op-Ed: It's the Muslims, Stoopid!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-11-17 07:20

SOLO-International Op-Ed: It's the Muslims, Stoopid!

Lindsay Perigo
November 16, 2010

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated ...

—Fourth Amendment, U.S. Constitution

Americans are rightly outraged that in order to fly internally they must now submit either to a radioactive scan showing their bodies in their naked entirety or an aggressive “pat-down” that in any other circumstances would be considered sexual assault.

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Rosie — by 0 on Tue, 2010-12-14 19:42
Pastor who threatened to burn Quran plans UK visit — by Marcus on Tue, 2010-12-14 16:59
Leonid — by Rosie on Tue, 2010-12-14 03:06

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