Saturday, August 25, 2012

Des Todes*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:22 AM

For a racecar driver who reportedly died in
Orange, California, on August 12— 

"Never one to take it slow, Grant was also an avid boater,
motorcyclist and aerobatic pilot. He last rode his motorcycle,
a BMW R1200R, on July 12."

"I love those Bavarians… so meticulous."

"The 'Valley of Death' is the oldest
concentration camp memorial in Bavaria."

* German for "Of Death."
   For a different Todes, see an obituary of a poet.
   See also Rosetta Jacobs in this journal.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rosetta and the Stone

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:29 PM

"Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning"

— Title of a Christian propaganda* song


Rosetta Jacobs (alias Piper Laurie) as the wife of Joseph Goebbels ("The Bunker," 1981)

For the Stone of the title, see Caesarian, The Tiffany Puzzle, and Willkommen .

For Rosetta, see Three in One and a sequel, Stella.

* See an article on Oberammergau and a pastor's weblog with the song in that setting (but with place-name suppressed).

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Thursday June 17, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 PM

Ishtar Wannabe

Reuters, Los Angeles,
June 17, 2004 09:09 PM ET

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone has adopted the Hebrew name Esther.

I personally feel that a more deserving candidate for such a flattering name change would be Piper Laurie (nee Rosetta Jacobs).

See an entry of  Dec. 30, 2002, on Miss Laurie:

From Robert A. Heinlein’s Glory Road:

Her face turned thoughtful. “Would you like to call me ‘Ettarre’?”

“Is that one of your names?”

“It is much like one of them, allowing for different spelling and accent.  Or it could be ‘Esther’ just as closely.  Or ‘Aster.’  Or even ‘Estrellita.’ “

” ‘Aster,’ ” I repeated. “Star. Lucky Star!”

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