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...Semprun rephrases Wittgenstein using the possessive (" Meinen Tod erlebe ich nicht") and quotes, in both texts, his notebook comment that the claim ...

Royal de Luxe - La Géante du Titanic et le Scaphandrier

The Fireman of the Folies Bergère, see Paul Derval

"The Fireman of the Folies Bergère" (8 minutes) is a rare silent comedy that features Josephine Baker’s first appearance on film. It is anthologized on the DVD Siren of the Tropics.

On July 12, 1979, Chicago radio DJ Steve Dahl and baseball promoter Mike Veeck organized an event dubbed "officially the world's largest anti-disco rally" at Comiskey Park. Fans were invited to bring disco records to a doubleheader - to have them blown up after the first game.

Unfortunately, the explosion (and hundreds of excited fans) left so much debris on the field that the Sox were required to reschedule (and later forfeit) the second game. "It looks," Dahl declared of the aftermath, "like World War II!"

"Only by killing disco could rock affirm its threatened masculinity and restore the holy dyad of cold brew and undemanding sex partners. Disco bashing became a major preoccupation in 1977. At the moment when Saturday Night Fever and Studio 54 achieved zeitgeist status, rock rediscovered a rage it had been lacking since the '60s, but this time the enemy was a culture with "plastic" and "mindless" (read effeminate) musical tastes. Examined in light of the ensuing political backlash, it's clear that the slogan of this movement--"Disco Sucks!"--was the first cry of the angry white male." --Peter Braunstein, Village Voice, June 1998
"The 'Disco Sucks' campaign was a white, macho reaction against gay liberation and black pride more than a musical reaction against drum machines. In England, in the same year as the 'Disco Sucks' demo in America, The Young Nationalist - a British National Party publication - told its readers: 'Disco and its melting pot pseudo-philosophy must be fought or Britain's streets will be full of black-worshipping soul boys.' --Dave Haslam

ooh la la

  1. An exclamation of surprise, with very strong sexual connotations.
    Ooh la la, monsieur, you do have big muscles after all


On this day 30 years ago in 1979, Disco Demolition Night[2] heralded the last days of disco. A homophobic, racist reaction to hedonism.

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