Simanaitis Says

On cars, old, new and future; science & technology; vintage airplanes, computer flight simulation of them; Sherlockiana; our English language; travel; and other stuff

Category Archives: And Furthermore…

MY SOCIAL-DISTANCING THE RING OF THE NIBELUNGEN

LIKE SO MANY other organizations, cultural and otherwise, the Metropolitan Opera has cancelled the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, including all performances and, hence, Live in HD transmissions. Met Streaming. … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

OUR NATIONAL ADDLED UNCLE

IT IS A concern when an addled uncle upsets family gatherings with irrationality on one thing or another. It is even more an embarrassment when our national leader behaves this … Continue reading

March 26, 2020 · 3 Comments

PASTIME WITH GOOD COMPANY

GIVEN COVID-19’S SUGGESTED pastime at home sans company, I got to thinking about fulfilling ways to hunker down. Recently here I cited armchair travel. Today, tidbits touch on Henry VIII … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

RALLY ’ROUND THE FLAG PART 2

YESTERDAY’S FLAG LORE had theories and practices of political science, religion, combustion, and inversion. Today in Part 2, the flag is monochromatically bland, though we’ll see that white flags have … Continue reading

March 20, 2020 · 1 Comment

THE BALSAMO/CAGLIOSTRO SAGA PART 3

WERE THE COUNT and Countess Cagliostros merely 18th-century proto-Eurotrash? Or is this too strong an assessment? Here in Part 3, we conclude with more tidbits gleaned from faust.com. The Affair … Continue reading

March 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

THE BALSAMO/CAGLIOSTRO SAGA PART 2

YESTERDAY, HERE AT SimanaitisSays, 18th-century conman Giuseppe Balsamo and his wife Serafina were in Cadiz, Spain. He had just “acquired” an expensive walking stick set with diamonds in its handle … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment