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Entries from December 2013

Bulletin (26)

December 30th, 2013 · No Comments

I do hope that all who read this attend my birthday show, January 3, 9 pm, at the Jalopy Theater.  To mark the occasion, I will present a program of my songs and instrumental music; joining me will be David Gold on viola, Ralph Hamperian on Tuba, and Doug Roesch on guitar. There is a […]

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Tags: Alphonse Allais · Bulletins

Beware the Bull

December 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments

The holidays are upon us.  Be careful. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Animals · Belief Systems

Fortune Telling Cards (11)

December 20th, 2013 · 3 Comments

“Dimija Solitaire,” published in 1953 by Lalla Maples, of Brookhaven, GA, added interpretations to a standard deck of playing cards.  It also came with an instructional booklet, and with the rules for the game of Dimija.  The name itself is not explained. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Card Games

A Word From Black Scat Books

December 10th, 2013 · No Comments

My publisher, Black Scat Books, has passed along this reminder for the holiday season.  My illustrated translation of Alphonse Allais’s Captain Cap will chase away Seasonally Affected Depression.  You can find a copy on Amazon; New Yorkers who prefer brick and mortar can obtain a copy at Spoonbill & Sugartown, in Williamsburg. (Posted by Doug […]

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Tags: Alphonse Allais · Books

Fortune Telling Cards (10)

December 6th, 2013 · No Comments

The ever-popular “Gypsy Witch” cards, from the U. S. Playing Card Co., added naive illustrations, and, of course, interpretations, to a standard deck.  The pig here is obviously enjoying its luck, abundance, and honors. (Posted by Doug Skinner)  

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Tags: Card Games

Bulletin (25)

December 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

As is my custom, I will be celebrating my birthday at the Jalopy Theater next month.  On Friday, January 3, you can hear a program of my songs and instrumental music, with David Gold on viola, Ralph Hamperian on tuba, Doug Roesch on guitar, and me on vocals, uke, and piano. More books are forthcoming […]

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Tags: Alphonse Allais · Bulletins