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Three Cheers for Charlie

Happy birthday (April 16th), Charles Spencer Chaplin! Slapstick’s trinity, a monotheistic gag– Salvation’s last laugh.   The Great Dictator? Charlie, in jest, plants his foot– no ass too big.   Winter, starving clown, no disciples to be found– this, the … Continue reading

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By Turns

Those who fall from the moon bear the length of their exile with tender lyrical turns of being, a fool’s minuet, chaste as it is fleeting.   (Artwork by Georges Rouault)

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