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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2130 on: June 24, 2019, 11:46:30 am »
"Omnibus" is the dative plural case of "omnis" (all) in Latin, so it means "for all".  Initially it was the French "voiture omnibus":  carriage for all.

Oh, I get it. It's not "for all" because it's a lot of people at once, it's "for all" because anyone can use it -- they don't have to own the voiture.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2131 on: June 27, 2019, 01:40:32 pm »
I would be interested to read opinions on the June 24 article about menopause.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2132 on: June 28, 2019, 01:41:14 pm »
At lunch today I read the article about the gay pop star Troye Sivan (June 24). I'd heard the name somewhere, so I checked out the article.

Anyway, I had to laugh when I read the sentence, "The accompanying music video ... spliced images of Sivan resting his had on the bare chest of his boyfriend, the model Jacob Bixenman. ..."

I said to myself, "Of course a gay pop star is going to have a model for a boyfriend."  :laugh:
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2133 on: June 28, 2019, 01:49:41 pm »
I said to myself, "Of course a gay pop star is going to have a model for a boyfriend."  :laugh:

 :laugh:  It's the eternal show-biz rule across genders and orientations, right?

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, for example, both married models (Mick is long divorced from Jerri Hall; Keith has been married to Patti Hanson for decades.) Bowie and Iman would be another example.

The Stones come to mind especially because I just made an overnight whirlwind trip to Chicago to see them. The ticket and hotel room were free, so all I had to pay for was $260 plane fare -- not ideal, since it was same-day flying, but could be worse. And the ticket was cheaper than either the room or the ticket would have been by themselves.

It was kind of crazy, because it was so last-minute and even the ticket was a splurge. But it could easily be their last tour and I like to think I"m not too old to be madcap now and then.  :D




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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2134 on: June 28, 2019, 01:52:56 pm »
:laugh:  It's the eternal show-biz rule across genders and orientations, right?

I guess it is!  :laugh:

I'm glad you enjoyed the trip and the concert.  :)

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2135 on: June 29, 2019, 12:51:41 am »
I'm glad you enjoyed the trip and the concert.  :)

Thsnks!  :-*




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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2136 on: July 09, 2019, 07:10:50 pm »
Not a total rule; David Furnish was an ad executive before becoming the husband of pop star Elton John.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2137 on: July 12, 2019, 01:21:10 pm »
I was completely charmed by "Mueller's Mouseketeers" (Talk of the Town, July 8 & 15). Three Disney descendants financed a dramatization of the Mueller Report that was called "The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts," where stars read verbatim from Mueller's report. And what a cast! John Lithgow, Joel Grey, Jason Alexander, Michael Shannon, Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, Alfre Woodard, Alyssa Milano, and Piper Perabo. This wasn't just reading; this was reading as acting and characterization with the report as the script (e.g., John Lithgow was Trump, Jason Alexander was former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie). I would have loved to have seen that show!
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