Gesundheit to All the Victims of Gun Violence in the US

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2015-12-03 – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel supposedly once said:

You never let a serious crisis go to waste.

And everyone is doing it today. 14 people die in San Bernadino. Liberals bash conservatives. Conservatives bash liberals. Can’t waste this one! Even expressions of concern are up for debate. Let a conservative politician offer his “thoughts and prayers” and the liberal politicians are jumping down his throat—even as they offer their own “thoughts and prayers.”

We offer thoughts and prayers when faced with death. It doesn’t really mean anything. It’s like saying “gesundheit” when someone sneezes. We don’t usually debate when someone says “gesundheit.”

You never let a serious crisis go to waste.

If you’re an asshole.

So I’m done for today. I’m not offering “thoughts and prayers.” I’m not offering a prescription to save the world. I’ll do that Sunday.

Today, I’m going to offer you a sneeze.

Listen carefully to the first 15-20 seconds of the Hary Janos Suite by Zoltan Kodály. It is a musical sneeze. Really. Then chillax and listen to some awesome music composed for an insane opera of the same title.

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