Roy Hunter wrote:Ravi Shankar
, 92, complications following a heart valve replacement.
If you haven't seen Ravi Shankar's performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival
, you really should do so.
A great loss to the world of music. Still more distressing is the fact that a very old friend of mine is going in for the same valve replacement surgery very soon. She is considerably younger than he was, but still.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick
OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy
English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."