Egypt and Nubia – David Roberts & Louis Haghe

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Egypt and Nubia

David Roberts & Louis Haghe

Genre: Art & Architecture

Publish Date: January 24, 2014

Publisher: Mustbe Interactive

Seller: Mustbe Interactive


In 1838 and 1839, Roberts spent eleven months traveling and sketching throughout Egypt from Alexandria to Abu Simbel and through Sinai to Petra, Jerusalem, Palestine, and Lebanon. The 247 lithographs that Belgian engraver Louis Haghe then produced at the rate of one a month from the drawings executed during Roberts' trip were published in six volumes as "The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia" (1842-1846) and "Egypt and Nubia" (1846-1849).

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Viewers club during the NHL pause: St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Let’s rewatch the St. Louis-Vegas game, with a rundown of the best moments, players to watch, timestamps for every goal and power play, and more.
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Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2020

Walking into the courtyard of the Louvre museum after a season dominated by fears of the coronavirus, and yet another day of anti-government protests that snarled traffic in Paris, you were struck by the impervious majesty of the place.
In its eight centuries of existence, the palace has seen its share of coronations and revolutions. Surely, this too shall pass?
The Louis Vuitton show venue was a simple black box with wooden flooring, and the guest list had been reduced by a third due to the coronavirus outbreak. The world’s biggest luxury brand was going sober, it appeared.
It turned out Nicolas Ghesquière has been thinking about history, too. As the show began, a screen lifted to reveal a vast podium filled with 200 characters dressed in costumes spanning five centuries – to the front and left, you could distinguish what appeared to be Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I.
It was a breathtaking tableau, worthy of a Hollywood production — the costumes designed by Milena Canonero, who worked with Sofia Coppola on “Marie Antoinette.” Yet rather than tap into France’s storied past, as he famously did with his spring 2018 collection of brocade frock coats, Ghesquière used it as a jumping off point for a

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Louis Tomlinson is already planning his second solo album

The 28-year-old singer was the final member of One Direction to release a solo record, with ‘Walls’ last month and revealed that he is already looking ahead to another one.
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Louis Vuitton RTW Spring 2020

Closing Paris Fashion Week can be a double-edged sword. In theory, the Louis Vuitton show is the star-studded, spectacular apotheosis to a month of runway shows in four capitals. In practice, weary fashion editors are anxiously eyeing the clock to gauge if they will make their plane or train back home.
It didn’t help that the Vuitton show this season started an hour later than usual, just after the sun set on the plastic tent erected in the courtyard of the Louvre. The brand wanted to maximize the impact of the music video that played on a giant screen that stretched the entire width of the catwalk.
Looming over the audience was transgender singer Sophie Xeon, known simply as Sophie, performing an extended version of her 2017 track “It’s Okay to Cry.” Somewhat surreally, models emerged from a door set in the middle of the performer’s chest.
Nicolas Ghesquière has been flirting with gender fluidity for several seasons, having cast androgynous models including Krow Kian in his spring show a year ago, and subsequently tapped transgender actress Indya Moore to star in his pre-fall look book and act as Instagram “host” for Vuitton’s fall show.
And it was an undercurrent this season at the

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Justin Timberlake Attacked By Prankster Outside Louis Vuitton Show

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Louis Vuitton Reveals Epic Custom Case for ‘League of Legends’ Trophy

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EXCLUSIVE: Louis Vuitton Introduces LVTV Editorial Content on YouTube

LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: Louis Vuitton is augmenting its YouTube channel with a new entertainment section dubbed LVTV, featuring videos that take viewers behind the scenes with its celebrity brand ambassadors, and provide exclusive access to its fashion shows and leather goods workshops.
The editorial content is organized around five major categories: savoir-faire, institutional, friends of the house, travel and campaigns. Episodes include “Riverdale” star Madelaine Petsch doing ASMR with Vuitton handbags and shoes; Emma Stone getting ready for the 2019 Oscars, and documentary-maker Loïc Prigent visiting the historic Vuitton workshop in Asnières, on the outskirts of Paris.
Vuitton’s YouTube channel, which has 332,000 subscribers, is already home to ad campaigns, runway footage and branded content. The addition of original content, exclusive to the platform, comes at a time of rapid growth for YouTube’s fashion and beauty content, including the launch this month of a dedicated fashion vertical.
In a sign of the changing times, Vuitton teamed with YouTube star Emma Chamberlain for a video at its cruise 2020 show, which has garnered more than 2 million views. Its 20-minute clip featuring Vine stars the Dolan Twins attending the men’s spring 2020 show, meanwhile, has been watched almost 1.9 million times.

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Lil Wayne Cancels St. Louis Concert Due To Police Altercation

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Note to promoters; your local police needs put respeck on Lil Wayne’s name. Tunechi pulled out of a tour date due to an encounter with the fuzz.


Billboard is reporting that the New Orleans MC disappointed thousands of his fans in St. Louis. The “Uproar” rapper was scheduled to open up for Blink-182 but abruptly pulled out. He made the announcement via a very grammar challenged tweet. “Sorry not doing the show tonight in St Lou kuz I was just kik’d out the ritz and 12 got involve so I gotta slide. Tht y’all f w me out here. Dam slime. It’s all luv tho” he wrote.

According to Weezy he was asked to leave his room at the Ritz Carlton. While the details are not clear on why, police had to make an appearance at the property to enforce the hotel’s request. The show’s promoter Live Nation quickly confirmed TuneChi would not make it but that the rock band would still perform as scheduled.

This is not the first bump in the road for Weezy during this tour. In July he hinted that he would be bailing on all the dates completely due to what him perceiving that ticket goers were not responsive to his set. He later changed his mind.

Last week fans experienced some tense moments at his Weezyana Festival in when it was thought they heard gunfire. The incident caused several injuries due to stampedes and looting.

Today both acts are slated to perform in Cincinnati.

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Louis Vuitton Collaborates With Artist Jonas Wood

Louis Vuitton, though based in Paris, will not sit out this New York Fashion Week. The maison will launch a textile collaboration with American artist Jonas Wood on Sept. 6, with the collection hitting stores worldwide by Sept 12.
Wood — who is known for colorful prints and paintings — has helped develop graphic shawls, silk scarves and stoles in wool and silk for Vuitton. They feature some of the artist’s best-known motifs like basketballs, colorful vegetation and facsimiles of pottery created by Wood’s wife, artist Shio Kusaka, all represented alongside Vuitton’s signature LV monogram.
Vuitton said its partnership with Wood represents the latest textile tie-up with a fine artist, the last being contemporary sculptor and painter, Alex Israel. Vuitton has also in the past collaborated with Sol LeWitt, James Rosenquist, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse and Yayoi Kusama, among others.
 

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Opie & Anthony, Louis CK and Nick DiPaolo, March 4, 2008 – Opie & Anthony

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Opie & Anthony, Louis CK and Nick DiPaolo, March 4, 2008

Opie & Anthony

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 2.99

Publish Date: March 4, 2008

© ℗ © 2008 XM Satellite Radio

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Opie & Anthony, Rob Zombie and Louis CK, August 15, 2007 – Opie & Anthony

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Opie & Anthony, Rob Zombie and Louis CK, August 15, 2007

Opie & Anthony

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.99

Publish Date: August 15, 2007

© ℗ © 2007 XM Satellite Radio

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The Complete Harvard Classics – ALL 71 Volumes – Benjamin Franklin, John Woolman, William Penn, Plato, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Thomas Browne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Burns, Saint Augustine, Thomas à Kempis, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Cicero, Pliny the Younger, Adam Smith, Charles Darwin, Plutarch, Virgil, Miguel de Cervantes, John Bunyan, Izaak Walton, Aesop, The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, John Dryden, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Browning, George Gordon Byron, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Christopher Marlowe, Dante Alighieri, Alessandro Manzoni, Homer, Richard Henry Dana, Edmund Burke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Pierre Corneille, Jean Racine, Molière, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Friedrich von Schiller, Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, Abraham Cowley, Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Johnson, Sydney Smith, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Charles Lamb, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Babington Macaulay, William Makepeace Thackeray, John Ruskin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Alan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, James Russell Lowell, Michael Faraday, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz, Simon Newcomb, Archibald Geikie, Benvenuto Cellini, Michel de Montaigne, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Ernest Renan, Immanuel Kant, Giuseppe Mazzini, Herodotus, Tacitus, Francis Drake, Philip Nichols, Francis Pretty, Walter Bigges, Edward Haies, Walter Raleigh, René Descartes, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, William Henry Harrison, Niccolò Machiavelli, William Roper, Thomas More, Martin Luther, John Locke, George Berkeley, Hippocrates, Ambroise Pare, William Harvey, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph Lister, Louis Pasteur, William Shakespeare, Thomas Dekker, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, John Webster, Philip Massinger, Blaise Pascal, Charles W. Eliot, William A. Neilson, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Edward Everett Hale, Henry James, Victor Hugo, Honoré Balzac, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, Alphonse Daudet, Gottfried Keller, Guy de Maupassant, Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ivan Turgenev, Juan Valera, Bjornstjerne Bjornson & Alexander L. Kielland

Benjamin Franklin, John Woolman, William Penn, Plato, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Thomas Browne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Burns, Saint Augustine, Thomas à Kempis, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Cicero, Pliny the Younger, Adam Smith, Charles Darwin, Plutarch, Virgil, Miguel de Cervantes, John Bunyan, Izaak Walton, Aesop, The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, John Dryden, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Browning, George Gordon Byron, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Christopher Marlowe, Dante Alighieri, Alessandro Manzoni, Homer, Richard Henry Dana, Edmund Burke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Pierre Corneille, Jean Racine, Molière, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Friedrich von Schiller, Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, Abraham Cowley, Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Johnson, Sydney Smith, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Charles Lamb, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Babington Macaulay, William Makepeace Thackeray, John Ruskin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Alan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, James Russell Lowell, Michael Faraday, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz, Simon Newcomb, Archibald Geikie, Benvenuto Cellini, Michel de Montaigne, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Ernest Renan, Immanuel Kant, Giuseppe Mazzini, Herodotus, Tacitus, Francis Drake, Philip Nichols, Francis Pretty, Walter Bigges, Edward Haies, Walter Raleigh, René Descartes, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, William Henry Harrison, Niccolò Machiavelli, William Roper, Thomas More, Martin Luther, John Locke, George Berkeley, Hippocrates, Ambroise Pare, William Harvey, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph Lister, Louis Pasteur, William Shakespeare, Thomas Dekker, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, John Webster, Philip Massinger, Blaise Pascal, Charles W. Eliot, William A. Neilson, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Edward Everett Hale, Henry James, Victor Hugo, Honoré Balzac, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, Alphonse Daudet, Gottfried Keller, Guy de Maupassant, Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ivan Turgenev, Juan Valera, Bjornstjerne Bjornson & Alexander L. Kielland - The Complete Harvard Classics - ALL 71 Volumes  artwork

The Complete Harvard Classics – ALL 71 Volumes

The Five Foot Shelf & The Shelf of Fiction: The Famous Anthology of the Greatest Works of World Literature

Benjamin Franklin, John Woolman, William Penn, Plato, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Thomas Browne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Burns, Saint Augustine, Thomas à Kempis, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Cicero, Pliny the Younger, Adam Smith, Charles Darwin, Plutarch, Virgil, Miguel de Cervantes, John Bunyan, Izaak Walton, Aesop, The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, John Dryden, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Browning, George Gordon Byron, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Christopher Marlowe, Dante Alighieri, Alessandro Manzoni, Homer, Richard Henry Dana, Edmund Burke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Pierre Corneille, Jean Racine, Molière, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Friedrich von Schiller, Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, Abraham Cowley, Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Johnson, Sydney Smith, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Charles Lamb, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Babington Macaulay, William Makepeace Thackeray, John Ruskin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Alan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, James Russell Lowell, Michael Faraday, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz, Simon Newcomb, Archibald Geikie, Benvenuto Cellini, Michel de Montaigne, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Ernest Renan, Immanuel Kant, Giuseppe Mazzini, Herodotus, Tacitus, Francis Drake, Philip Nichols, Francis Pretty, Walter Bigges, Edward Haies, Walter Raleigh, René Descartes, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, William Henry Harrison, Niccolò Machiavelli, William Roper, Thomas More, Martin Luther, John Locke, George Berkeley, Hippocrates, Ambroise Pare, William Harvey, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph Lister, Louis Pasteur, William Shakespeare, Thomas Dekker, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, John Webster, Philip Massinger, Blaise Pascal, Charles W. Eliot, William A. Neilson, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Edward Everett Hale, Henry James, Victor Hugo, Honoré Balzac, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, Alphonse Daudet, Gottfried Keller, Guy de Maupassant, Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ivan Turgenev, Juan Valera, Bjornstjerne Bjornson & Alexander L. Kielland

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: July 26, 2019

Publisher: E-artnow

Seller: Bookwire GmbH


The original Harvard Classics Collection contains 51 volumes of the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In this edition, the original collection is supplemented with the 20 volume Harvard Shelf of Fiction, a selection of the greatest works of fiction. Content: The Harvard Classics: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman &amp; Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus &amp; Marcus Aurelius V. 3: Bacon, Milton, Browne V. 4: John Milton V. 5: R. W. Emerson V. 6: Robert Burns V. 7: St Augustine &amp; Thomas á Kempis V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas V. 9: Cicero and Pliny V. 10: The Wealth of Nations V. 11: The Origin of Species V. 12: Plutarchs V. 13: Æneid V. 14: Don Quixote V. 15: Bunyan &amp; Walton V. 16: 1001 Nights V. 17: Folklore &amp; Fable V. 18: Modern English Drama V. 19: Goethe &amp; Marlowe V. 20: The Divine Comedy V. 21: I Promessi Sposi V. 22: The Odyssey V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast V. 24: Edmund Burke V. 25: J. S. Mill &amp; T. Carlyle V. 26: Continental Drama V. 27 &amp; 28: English &amp; American Essays V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle V. 30: Scientific Papers V. 31: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays V. 33: Voyages &amp; Travels V. 34: French &amp; English Philosophers V. 35: Chronicle and Romance V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur V. 39: Prologues V. 40–42: English Poetry V. 43: American Historical Documents V. 44 &amp; 45: Sacred Writings V. 46 &amp; 47: Elizabethan Drama V. 48: Blaise Pascal V. 49: Saga V. 50: Reader&#39;s Guide V. 51: Lectures The Shelf of Fiction: V. 1 &amp; 2: The History of Tom Jones V. 3: A Sentimental Journey &amp; Pride and Prejudice V. 4: Guy Mannering V. 5 &amp; 6: Vanity Fair V. 7 &amp; 8: David Copperfield V. 9: The Mill on the Floss V. 10: Irving, Poe, Harte, Twain, Hale V.11: The Portrait of a Lady V. 12: Notre Dame de Paris V. 13: Balzac, Sand, de Musset, Daudet, de Maupassant V. 14 &amp; 15:

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Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre: Action & Adventure

Publish Date: January 1, 1920

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


Treasure Island is an adventure novel, a thrilling tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". Traditionally considered a coming of age story, it is an adventure tale of superb atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now.

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Wysh List: Can the St. Louis Blues repeat as Stanley Cup champs?

We present the cases for and against Ryan O’Reilly & Co. pulling it off. Plus, highlights of Phil Kessel’s home listing, Jersey Fouls and more.
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The Essential Louis Armstrong – Louis Armstrong

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The Essential Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 14.99

Release Date: December 28, 1979

© ℗ Recorded Prior To 1972. All Rights Reserved by BMG Music, Originally Released 1925-1931, 1954, 1955, 1957, 2004 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

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Episode 603 Scott Adams: Talking with Bill Pulte @Pulte About St. Louis Blight, AC Giveaway, Veteran Gift

Content: 

  • Guest: Bill Pulte talks about helping veterans and philanthropy
  • Reversing how we think about the blight of abandoned buildings
    • #TwitterPhilanthropy @CodeOfVets @Pulte
  • Demonstration: College student opinions are easily manipulated
  • World renowned robot scientist…robots can’t understand concepts?
  • President Trump speaks to Kanye about helping A$ AP in Sweden
    • Told PM of Sweden, he would personally vouch for his bail
  • Bubonic plague pending in LA, huge numbers of rats and homeless
  • Iran seizes UK oil tanker…does Iran want war?
  • Who is responsible for the health effects of Trump Presidency?
  • President Trump said Puerto Rico government is massively corrupt
    • MSM and Dems mocked him…2 years later, they agree?
  • President Trump said there’s a crisis at the border
    • MSM and Dems mocked him…1 year later, they agree?
  • Joe Biden needs to “find a spine” in next debate, per CNN Van Jones

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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Louis Armstrong – The Millennium Collection – Louis Armstrong

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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Louis Armstrong – The Millennium Collection

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: March 16, 1999

© A Geffen Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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What a Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: January 1, 1968

© This Compilation ℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Ella and Louis – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Ella and Louis

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: January 1, 2011

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Swing Symphony – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson

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Swing Symphony

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: July 1, 2019

© ℗ 2019 St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under license to Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc.

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Marsalis: Swing Symphony – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson

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Marsalis: Swing Symphony

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: July 1, 2019

© ℗ 2019 St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under license to Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc.

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima – Louis Prima

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima

Louis Prima

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: May 13, 1991

© This Compilation ℗ 1991 Capitol Records Inc.

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre: Horror

Publish Date: December 31, 1893

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


This book explores the idea of dual personality of jekyll that led him to his experiments, and his inexorable and finally fatal descent into evil.

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Unleashed – Louis Leterrier

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Unleashed

Louis Leterrier

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: May 13, 2005


Martial arts superstar Jet Li delivers a break-out performance in the gripping, action-packed story about a man raised from childhood by a ruthless crime boss (Academy Award® nominee Bob Hoskins) and becomes a violent killing machine. When a blind piano tuner (Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman) takes him in, Danny (Li) tries to start a new life, but his brutal past follows him, forcing him to fight back. Featuring breath-taking fight choreography by Yuen Woo Ping (The Matrix and Kill Bill: Vols. 1 & 2).

© © 2005 Rogue Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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How the Blues’ Stanley Cup run has revitalized St. Louis

From Jon Hamm to a hockey-themed brewery to fans around town, St. Louisans are out to prove that their city is an elite sports destination again.
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Meet Me in St. Louis: Classic Movies on the Radio – Lux Radio Theatre

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Meet Me in St. Louis: Classic Movies on the Radio

Lux Radio Theatre

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.99

Publish Date: January 1, 2006

© ℗ © 2006 Radio Spirits, Inc.

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David Backes dreamed of a St. Louis Stanley Cup; he’s now determined to prevent it

The longtime Blues captain never made a Cup Final with St. Louis. Now a Bruin, he’s hoping to continue his old franchise’s drought.
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Ella and Louis – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Ella and Louis

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 31, 1955

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Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (Unrated) – Louis Morneau

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Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (Unrated)

Louis Morneau

Genre: Thriller

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: October 9, 2012


Werewolf: The Beast Among Us Unrated takes Universal Studios’ historic monster legacy to an all-new level of chilling action with even more terrifying suspense. When a mysterious creature terrorizes a village by moonlight, a local young man, Daniel, convinces a team of skilled werewolf hunters to let him join their quest to hunt it down. But as the villagers are attacked one by one and turned into vicious beasts, Daniel begins to fear that his ruthless foe is someone closer than anyone thinks. Starring Stephen Rea, Ed Quinn, Steven Bauer and Nia Peeples.

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Raz B Claims Lyft Driver Jacked Louis Vuitton Bag After Falling Asleep

10:26 AM PT — A rep for Lyft tells TMZ … the driver has dropped off the items at a central secure location. The rep adds, “We have let the rider know where he can collect his items. We’re glad that this issue could be resolved quickly.” So, case…

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Louis Farrakhan Banned From Facebook & Instagram Alongside Right-Wing Nutballs

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Facebook and Instagram took measures to ban Min. Louis Farrakhan from its social media services, lumping him with a pair of Right-Wing extremists who also were banned. Joining Farrakhan on the outs with FB and IG are Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos.

Politico reports:

Facebook Thursday banned from its flagship social network and its subsidiary Instagram the Infowars site and its leader Alex Jones, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, saying their presence on the sites violated its policies against dangerous individuals and organizations.

“We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. “The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today.”

Facebook last August cited violations of community standards in removing pages belonging to Jones and Infowars, notorious for peddling unfounded conspiracy theories. The action came amid a flurry of suspensions and content take-downs for Jones and Infowars, which were also booted from Google-owned YouTube, Twitter and other platforms.

The outlet adds that the services also banned Infowars contributor and “New Right” advocate Paul Joseph Watson, and right-wing activist Laura Loomer.

In 2018, Facebook removed a video of Farrakhan referring to Jews as “termites.”

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily: The Schwartz was with St. Louis in elimination of Jets

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Colin Currie & Steve Reich Live at Fondation Louis Vuitton – Colin Currie, Steve Reich, Colin Currie Group & Synergy Vocals

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Colin Currie & Steve Reich Live at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Colin Currie, Steve Reich, Colin Currie Group & Synergy Vocals

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 10.99

Release Date: April 12, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Colin Currie

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The Man from Homicide – Louis Vittes & Dick Powell

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The Man from Homicide

Louis Vittes & Dick Powell

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 7.99

Publish Date: July 30, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Radio Spirits

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Disney Songs the Satchmo Way – Louis Armstrong

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Disney Songs the Satchmo Way

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: February 29, 1968

© ℗ 1996 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.

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The Saint: Goes Underground – Leslie Charteris, Michael Cramoy, Louis Vittes & Sidney Marshall

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The Saint: Goes Underground

Leslie Charteris, Michael Cramoy, Louis Vittes & Sidney Marshall

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 10.99

Publish Date: June 10, 2014

© ℗ © 2014 Radio Spirits

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The Complete Harvard Classics – Benjamin Franklin, Plato, William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, John Woolman, William Penn, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Thomas Browne, Robert Burns, Saint Augustine, Thomas à Kempis, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Cicero, Adam Smith, Pliny the Younger, Plutarch, Virgil, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, John Bunyan, Izaak Walton, Anonymous, Aesop, Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, John Dryden, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Oliver Goldsmith, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Browning, Lord Byron, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Christopher Marlowe, Dante Alighieri, Alessandro Manzoni, Golden Deer Classics, Homer, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Edmund Burke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Pierre Corneille, Jean Racine, Molière, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Friedrich von Schiller, Michael Faraday, Hermann von Helmholtz, Lord Kelvin, Simon Newcomb, Sir Archibald Geikie, Benvenuto Cellini, Michel de Montaigne, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Ernest Renan, Immanuel Kant, Giuseppe Mazzini, Herodotus, Tacitus, Philiip Nichols, Francis Pretty, Walter Bigges, Edward Haies, Walter Raleigh, René Descartes, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Sir Thomas Malory, William Harrison, Niccolò Machiavelli, William Roper, Sir Thomas More, Martin Luther, John Locke, George Berkeley, David Hume, Hippocrates, Ambroise Pare, William Harvey, Edward Jenner, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph Lister, Louis Pasteur, Charles Lyell, Confucius, Christian, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, John Webster, Philip Massinger, Blaise Pascal, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Francis Bret Harte, Samuel L. Clemens, Edward Everett Hale, Henry James, Victor Hugo, Honoré de Balzac, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, Alphonse Daudet, Guy de Maupassant, Gottfried Keller, Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ivan Turgenev, Juan Valera, Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Alexander L. Kielland & Charles Eliot

Benjamin Franklin, Plato, William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, John Woolman, William Penn, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Thomas Browne, Robert Burns, Saint Augustine, Thomas à Kempis, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Cicero, Adam Smith, Pliny the Younger, Plutarch, Virgil, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, John Bunyan, Izaak Walton, Anonymous, Aesop, Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, John Dryden, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Oliver Goldsmith, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Browning, Lord Byron, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Christopher Marlowe, Dante Alighieri, Alessandro Manzoni, Golden Deer Classics, Homer, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Edmund Burke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Pierre Corneille, Jean Racine, Molière, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Friedrich von Schiller, Michael Faraday, Hermann von Helmholtz, Lord Kelvin, Simon Newcomb, Sir Archibald Geikie, Benvenuto Cellini, Michel de Montaigne, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Ernest Renan, Immanuel Kant, Giuseppe Mazzini, Herodotus, Tacitus, Philiip Nichols, Francis Pretty, Walter Bigges, Edward Haies, Walter Raleigh, René Descartes, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Sir Thomas Malory, William Harrison, Niccolò Machiavelli, William Roper, Sir Thomas More, Martin Luther, John Locke, George Berkeley, David Hume, Hippocrates, Ambroise Pare, William Harvey, Edward Jenner, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph Lister, Louis Pasteur, Charles Lyell, Confucius, Christian, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, John Webster, Philip Massinger, Blaise Pascal, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Francis Bret Harte, Samuel L. Clemens, Edward Everett Hale, Henry James, Victor Hugo, Honoré de Balzac, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, Alphonse Daudet, Guy de Maupassant, Gottfried Keller, Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ivan Turgenev, Juan Valera, Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Alexander L. Kielland & Charles Eliot - The Complete Harvard Classics  artwork

The Complete Harvard Classics

Benjamin Franklin, Plato, William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, John Woolman, William Penn, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Thomas Browne, Robert Burns, Saint Augustine, Thomas à Kempis, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Cicero, Adam Smith, Pliny the Younger, Plutarch, Virgil, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, John Bunyan, Izaak Walton, Anonymous, Aesop, Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, John Dryden, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Oliver Goldsmith, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Browning, Lord Byron, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Christopher Marlowe, Dante Alighieri, Alessandro Manzoni, Golden Deer Classics, Homer, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Edmund Burke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Pierre Corneille, Jean Racine, Molière, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Friedrich von Schiller, Michael Faraday, Hermann von Helmholtz, Lord Kelvin, Simon Newcomb, Sir Archibald Geikie, Benvenuto Cellini, Michel de Montaigne, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Ernest Renan, Immanuel Kant, Giuseppe Mazzini, Herodotus, Tacitus, Philiip Nichols, Francis Pretty, Walter Bigges, Edward Haies, Walter Raleigh, René Descartes, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Sir Thomas Malory, William Harrison, Niccolò Machiavelli, William Roper, Sir Thomas More, Martin Luther, John Locke, George Berkeley, David Hume, Hippocrates, Ambroise Pare, William Harvey, Edward Jenner, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph Lister, Louis Pasteur, Charles Lyell, Confucius, Christian, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, John Webster, Philip Massinger, Blaise Pascal, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Francis Bret Harte, Samuel L. Clemens, Edward Everett Hale, Henry James, Victor Hugo, Honoré de Balzac, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, Alphonse Daudet, Guy de Maupassant, Gottfried Keller, Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ivan Turgenev, Juan Valera, Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Alexander L. Kielland & Charles Eliot

Genre: Classics

Publish Date: December 4, 2018

Publisher: AB Books

Seller: Bookwire GmbH


Contents: Compiled and Edited by Charles W. Eliot LL D in 1909, the Harvard Classics is a 51-volume Anthology of classic literature from throughout the history of western civilization. The set is sometimes called &#34;Eliot&#39;s Five-Foot Shelf.&#34; This e-book is all 51 volumes, the equivalent of over 20,000 printed pages in one e-book. It is fully searchable with a completely linked table of contents. + – All 20 volumes of the &#39;Harvard Classics Shelf Of Fiction&#39; Each volume is also available separately in the store.

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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Louis Armstrong – The Millennium Collection – Louis Armstrong

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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Louis Armstrong – The Millennium Collection

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: March 16, 1999

© A Geffen Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Brothers Grimsby – Louis Leterrier

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The Brothers Grimsby

Louis Leterrier

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 7.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: February 24, 2016


Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, has everything a man from the poor fishing town of Grimsby could want, including 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in the northeast of England (Rebel Wilson). There’s only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian (Mark Strong), who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6’s deadliest assassin, but he’s just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.

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Gold – Louis Armstrong

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Gold

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 14.99

Release Date: September 19, 2006

© ℗ 2006 Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Lil Xan Gun Threat from St. Louis Rapper Under Criminal Investigation

A terrifying gun threat made against Lil Xan earlier this month — that triggered a concert cancellation — is now the subject of a criminal investigation … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us cops are investigating a series of threats…

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Journeys To the Heart of the Blues – Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz & Giles Robson

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Journeys To the Heart of the Blues

Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz & Giles Robson

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 26, 2018

© ℗ 2018 Alligator Records

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Louis Armstrong – The Ultimate Collection – Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong – The Ultimate Collection

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: May 30, 2006

© ℗ 2006 Odessa Mama Jazz

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Lil Xan Concert in St. Louis Canceled After Alleged Shooting Threat at Venue

Lil Xan never made it onstage for a scheduled show in St. Louis because someone allegedly threatened to open fire if he went through with the gig. Xan was supposed to perform Wednesday night at The Pageant, but sources close to the rapper tell TMZ…

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Opie & Anthony, Jill Nicolini, Louis C. K., Godfrey, Sabbra Cadabra, and Chubby Checker, July 18, 2008 – Opie & Anthony

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Opie & Anthony, Jill Nicolini, Louis C. K., Godfrey, Sabbra Cadabra, and Chubby Checker, July 18, 2008

Opie & Anthony

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 2.95

Publish Date: July 18, 2008

© ℗ © 2008 XM Satellite Radio

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The Essential Louis Armstrong – Louis Armstrong

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The Essential Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 14.99

Release Date: December 28, 1979

© ℗ Recorded Prior To 1972. All Rights Reserved by BMG Music, Originally Released 1925-1931, 1954, 1955, 1957, 2004 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

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Prince William & Kate Middleton Release Stunning Official Portraits From Prince Louis’ Christening Day

Prince William and Duchess Catherine (Kate Middleton) released four stunning photographs on Sunday, showing Prince Louis’ recent christening day. Taken by Matt Holyoak, the photographs capture the royal family and the Middleton family as they gathered together for little Louis big day.


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The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong On Verve – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong On Verve

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 24.99

Release Date: May 20, 1997

© ℗ 1997 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 39.99

Release Date: April 6, 2018

© A Verve Records release; ℗ 2018 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 6 (30 short stories) – E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, Bram Stoker, Walter Scott, Elizabeth Gaskell, H. P. Lovecraft, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, John Buchan, A. M. Burrage, Walter de La Mare, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cynthia Asquith, Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, Margaret Ronan, Amelia B. Edwards, Robert Hichens, H. Russell Wakefield, Arthur Quiller-Couch, William Hope Hodgson, L. P. Hartley, Vincent O’Sullivan, Vernon Lee & Paul Spencer

E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, Bram Stoker, Walter Scott, Elizabeth Gaskell, H. P. Lovecraft, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, John Buchan, A. M. Burrage, Walter de La Mare, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cynthia Asquith, Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, Margaret Ronan, Amelia B. Edwards, Robert Hichens, H. Russell Wakefield, Arthur Quiller-Couch, William Hope Hodgson, L. P. Hartley, Vincent O'Sullivan, Vernon Lee & Paul Spencer - The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 6 (30 short stories)  artwork

The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 6 (30 short stories)

E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, Bram Stoker, Walter Scott, Elizabeth Gaskell, H. P. Lovecraft, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, John Buchan, A. M. Burrage, Walter de La Mare, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cynthia Asquith, Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, Margaret Ronan, Amelia B. Edwards, Robert Hichens, H. Russell Wakefield, Arthur Quiller-Couch, William Hope Hodgson, L. P. Hartley, Vincent O’Sullivan, Vernon Lee & Paul Spencer

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: February 11, 2018

Publisher: Pandora’s Box

Seller: De Marque, Inc.


If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it! Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. This sixth volume of “The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written” features 30 stories by an all-star cast, including Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Robert Louis Stevenson, M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, E. F. Benson, H. G. Wells, William Hope Hodgson, Elizabeth Gaskell and John Buchan, among many others!

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British royal family releases first official photographs of Prince Louis

Britain’s royals released the first official photographs of Prince Louis on Sunday (May 6), which were taken by the baby prince’s mother the Duchess of Cambridge. Rough cut (no reporter narration)


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Ella and Louis – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Ella and Louis

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 31, 1955

© ℗ 2011 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Great Summit: Complete Sessions (Deluxe Edition) – Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

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The Great Summit: Complete Sessions (Deluxe Edition)

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: December 31, 1989

© ℗ 2000 Roulette Jazz (R) is a registered trademark of Parlophone Records Ltd. (P) 2000 Parlophone Records, Ltd.

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Kim Kardashian’s NOT Dropping Baby Name Hints with Louis Vuitton Posts

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What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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What a Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: January 1, 1968

© ℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Ella & Louis for Lovers – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Ella & Louis for Lovers

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: January 1, 2005

© ℗ 2005 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima – Louis Prima

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima

Louis Prima

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: May 12, 1991

© ℗ 1991 Capitol Records, Inc.. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Capitol Catalog,

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Transporter 2 – Louis Leterrier

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Transporter 2

Louis Leterrier

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: September 2, 2005


The best in the business is back in the game! Jason Statham returns in his signature role as ex-Special Forces operative Frank Martin aka "The Transporter." Now retired from his chosen profession of moving dangerous goods with no questions asked, he makes a living driving for a wealthy family in Miami, Florida. But when their young son is abducted, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to save the boy and thwart the kidnapper's nefarious master plan. Packed with high-octane car chases and high-flying martial arts action, Transporter 2 delivers nonstop excitement from beginning to end!

© © 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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Conor McGregor Takes Dee Devlin On Louis Vuitton Shopping Spree, Great Timing!

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The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: May 20, 1997

© ℗ 1997 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Louis Armstrong’s All-Time Greatest Hits – Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong’s All-Time Greatest Hits

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 13.99

Release Date: October 16, 1990

© ℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Meet Me In St. Louis – Vincente Minnelli

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Meet Me In St. Louis

Vincente Minnelli

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: November 28, 1944


St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however, barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.

© © 1944 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Johnny Manziel’s Fiancee At War With Ex Involving FBI, Diamonds, Louis Vuitton

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Louis C.K.: ‘These stories are true’

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima – Louis Prima

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima

Louis Prima

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 19.99

Release Date: May 12, 1991

© ℗ 1991 Capitol Records, Inc.. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Capitol Catalog,

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Ed Sheeran Cancels St. Louis Concert Amid Protests, Cites Safety Concerns

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The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: January 1, 1997

© ℗ 1997 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Donald Duck Is The ‘Louis C.K. Of Duckburg’ In DuckTales Revival

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre: Horror

Publish Date: December 31, 1893

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


This book explores the idea of dual personality of jekyll that led him to his experiments, and his inexorable and finally fatal descent into evil.

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The Standard Oil Sessions (feat. Jack Teagarden & Earl Hines) – Louis Armstrong

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The Standard Oil Sessions (feat. Jack Teagarden & Earl Hines)

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 9, 2017

© ℗ 2017 Dot Time Records Legends Series

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Louis Armstrong’s All-Time Greatest Hits – Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong’s All-Time Greatest Hits

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 16, 1990

© ℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Reggie Bush — I Want Big Money from St. Louis for My Injury

St. Louis might need to scrounge up some extra cash QUICK, because we’re told Reggie Bush claims the city was playing with fire by installing concrete where players run in slippery cleats, and he’s gunning for a fortune.

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Everybody Wants a Piece – Joe Louis Walker

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Everybody Wants a Piece

Joe Louis Walker

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 9, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Mascot Music Productions and Publishing BV

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Louis Vuitton’s leather and metal closes Paris fashion week

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong – Louis Armstrong

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: March 9, 1999

© ℗ 1999 Geffen Records

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Manny Pacquiao — KO’s $2,500 Louis Vuitton Bag … By Signing It

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Louis Farrakhan Believes Jay Z Needs To Keep Beyonce In Line & Fully Dressed

Photo via Beyonce.com

Apparently Minister Louis Farrakhan is not here for the way Beyonce dresses. He feels that it’s Jay Z’s job to keep her “in line” and to keep her clothed. He also seems to believe women tempt men and take their minds off of the Bible and Quran when they “disrobe” themselves. But isn’t she an entertainer and a grown woman?! Isn’t it her prerogative to be fully clothed or scantily clad? What are your thoughts?

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Clayton Louis – EP – Clayton Louis

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Clayton Louis – EP

Clayton Louis

Genre: Country

Price: $ 3.96

Release Date: September 4, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Clayton Louis

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Dancing On the Edge – The Louis Lester Band

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Dancing On the Edge

The Louis Lester Band

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: October 8, 2013

© ℗ 2013 Metropolis Movie Music, a Metropolis Group company under exclusive license to Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd.

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Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: February 25, 2006

Publisher: The Project Gutenberg

Seller: Scott Reid


Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of &quot;buccaneers and buried gold&quot;. First published as a book on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children&apos;s magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is a tale known for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality — as seen in Long John Silver — unusual for children&apos;s literature now and then. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an &quot;X&quot;, schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders.

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Porgy & Bess – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Porgy & Bess

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 31, 1957

© ℗ 1958 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition – Louis Christian Mullgardt

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The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition

Louis Christian Mullgardt

Genre: Art & Architecture

Publish Date: January 1, 2006

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


International Expositions are independent kingdoms in their corporate relation with other countries of the world. They are phantom kingdoms wherein the people do everything but sleep. They germinate and grow with phenomenal energy. Their existence is established without conquest and their magic growth is similar to the mushroom and the moon-flower they vanish like setting suns in their own radiance. Thousands of neophytes of every race creed and color come with willing hearts and hands to do homage and bear manna to nourish the sinews of a phantom kingdom.

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Rebecca Hall Reacts To Louis Tomlinson’s Baby

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Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre: Action & Adventure

Publish Date: August 22, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


Buried treasure marked with an &quot;X&quot;. Parrots. One-legged pirates. Treasure Island gave birth to almost all of the images that flash to mind at the sound of the word &quot;pirates.&quot; It is the archetype of its genre, and one of the most celebrated adventure novels ever written. Jim Hawkins, the son of an innkeeper, unwittingly finds himself caught between feuding pirates when a man named Billy Bones wanders into his inn. After narrowly escaping a raid by Bones&apos; old crewmates, Jim finds himself in possession of a map and a logbook detailing the location of all the treasure taken by the pirates&apos; departed Captain Flint. Jim reports his discovery, and before long is aboard the schooner Hispaniola with a crew bound for the Caribbean. While aboard the ship, Jim befriends the cook: a gruff, one-legged tavern owner by the name of Long John Silver, who may be much more than he appears. This e-book features 14 illustrations by artist N.C. Wyeth.

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Disney Songs the Satchmo Way – Louis Armstrong

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Disney Songs the Satchmo Way

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 8.99

Release Date: February 29, 1968

© ℗ 1996 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.

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The Incredible Hulk – Louis Leterrier

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The Incredible Hulk

Louis Leterrier

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: June 13, 2008


Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton stars as scientist Bruce Banner, a man who has been living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with his most formidable foe: the Abomination – a nightmarish beast of pure aggression whose powers match the Hulk’s own! Also starring Liv Tyler, Oscar® nominee Tim Roth, and Oscar® winner William Hurt, The Incredible Hulk is “steeped in action and spectacular special effects” (Claudia Puig, USA TODAY) and delivers a mind-blowing final showdown that can only be summed up with one word…INCREDIBLE!

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Sammy Hagar and the Wabos: Livin’ It Up! In St. Louis – Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas

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Sammy Hagar and the Wabos: Livin’ It Up! In St. Louis

Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 12.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: June 19, 2007


"Sammy Hagar And The Wabos – Livin' It Up Live! In St. Louis" on their sold out 2006 US tour, Sammy And The Wabos bring down the house with songs from their new album, Livin' It Up, as well as some of Sammy's famed solo work. Joined on stage for the second half of the show by legendary Van Halen bassist, Michael Anthony, the band rips through some of rock radio's classic tunes. From "I Can't Drive 55" and "Mas Tequila" to "Finish What You Started" and "Right Now", it's one big Cabo party with the "Red Rocker"!

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The Best of Louis Jordan – Louis Jordan

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The Best of Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 31, 1976

© ℗ 1975 Geffen Records

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What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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What a Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 31, 1967

© ℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Porgy and Bess – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Porgy and Bess

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 31, 1957

© ℗ 1958 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Opie & Anthony, Louis CK, June 21, 2010 – Opie & Anthony

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Opie & Anthony, Louis CK, June 21, 2010

Opie & Anthony

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 2.95

Publish Date: June 21, 2010

© ℗ © 2010 XM Satellite Radio

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Why I Use My Louis Vuitton as a Diaper Bag

I have always been frugal, some might even say thrifty or cheap. I don’t like to squander money, and feel a sense of comfort when my credit card balance sparkles green and my bank account balance is a number greater than my age. My favorite places to shop are discount stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls, and regardless of where I shop, I always gravitate towards the sale racks.

At first glance, you’d never guess any of these things about me. When I sit down next to my son at the park and pull a baby wipe out of my Louis Vuitton, you’ll make a passing judgment about me. And, because I’m a stay-at-home mom, your assumptions will include one or all of the following:

  1. I’m carrying a fake;
  2. I married rich; or,
  3. I am financially irresponsible in the shopaholic Rebecca Bloomwood kind-of-way and, therefore, am carrying a significant amount of credit card debt.

In all three assumptions, you would be wrong.

However, you’re not wrong for raising your eyebrows at my bag. After all, as a stay-at-home mom, doing my taxes is a breeze: all arrows point to zero. So it really is a wonder why I’m sporting a handbag that comes with a price tag that gives the phrase ‘sticker shock’ a whole new meaning.

I have a few material prized possessions. They all have one thing in common: they didn’t just fall into my lap as luxurious gifts from boyfriends past. While my fellow Generation Yers were out spending money on alcohol and club cover in their early 20s, I was diligently saving a small portion of my modest teacher salary to splurge on my first designer bag. When the baby came along, I had to decide whether I would be trading in my Louis for a polyester, air-tight and stink-proof diaper bag. The reason I decided against it is very simple.

When you look at me, you see a mom. The baby, the stroller, the postpartum pooch, the ponytail, the track pants, and comfy shoes are all indicators of this title.

When I look at me, I see a woman; a woman whose present version is inclusive of the woman she use to be. The woman who had a career that didn’t involve baby wipes, who once enjoyed wearing heels and ridiculous amounts of eye makeup, who spent an hour straightening her hair, and who thought the best accessory was the perfect handbag. While that woman ceases to exist for the most part, I’m not ready to write her eulogy. The truth is, I don’t see why I should ever have to.

My priorities may have shifted, but under all the mommy clues that meet the eye, I am the same person I was before I was blessed with my beautiful baby boy. I may have grown in ways that are incomprehensible to me and have learned to love in ways I never knew were possible, but it doesn’t deter from the fact that I arrived at motherhood’s doorsteps with nearly three decades worth of life experiences that shaped me into the woman I am today.

That’s precisely why I am willing to accept the eyebrow raises in exchange for this small reminder that I am more than a mom. “Mom” is an addition, not a replacement, to the acronyms and titles that flock under my name at the end of every email. My bag is an attempt to break out of the rigid mommy mold that society imposes on me and show the world that I am a woman like any other who exists not only for her children, but for herself too.

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Morality, the Zeitgeist, and D**k Jokes: How Post-Carlin Comedians Like Louis C.K. Have Become This Generation's True Philosophers

They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.

It is hard to imagine, in our snug seats in the theater of modernity, that “Philosopher,” with a capital P, was ever an occupation in its own right that could hold our attention. Philosophers (much like models and actors in LA) often have to make liberal use of slashes: actor/model/singer, Journalist/philosopher, neuroscientist/philosopher, author/philosopher. It seems that “philosopher” is just a title used to salt an existing mantle, to bolster the main occupation with a little intellectual flavor. Furthermore, in the age of proliferating woo-woo, new age bestsellers and self-help books, it seems that the word “philosopher” is slowly becoming more elastic, and just as homogeneous and vacuous as the title of “rock star,” for example: what was once a very specific title with rigorous standards can now be applied to anyone that kind of, sort of, smacks of the original flavor of the thing. Madonna is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame–my personal bias aside, be assured this isn’t a value judgment on her work. It’s simply a case of misfiling and mislabeling, like putting a peanut butter label on a jelly jar. It’s simply the wrong category, and no one seems to care very much. So it is with the term “philosopher”–pop psych has replaced psychology, teenage girls with motivational quotes are cornering the self-help market, and these things are sometimes called “philosophy.”

In comes the unlikely figure of the thoughtful stand-up comic. In a community in which taking oneself too seriously spells ridicule and death, stand-up comedy ironically lends itself well to serious philosophical inquiry–it is the place where intuitions, common sense, and the setting up of expectations are the only measuring sticks, and the ability to convince “the mob” is the only real testament to a successful bit. The axiom is the setup; the reductio ad absurdum is the punch line, and one finds oneself waxing existential without even really thinking about the word “existential.” To name one example, I defy you to watch Louis C.K.’s closing bit from his 2005 HBO special, and think about the barrage of questions that Socrates would subject unsuspecting citizens to in his trademark method in Plato’s dialogues, and not see the parallel.

Today we find ourselves in an age where many people actually do get their views–and even their news–from entertainers. The Daily Show simultaneously refuses to take itself seriously, all the while being taken more and more seriously by a slowly aging mob of young people. It is a clever and hilarious satire, but it is satire nonetheless. It is apparent that somewhere between access to information and the anarchist freedom of the Internet, there emerged a palpable sense that not only the current events of our time strange, but they’re kind of absurdly funny, too. And, perhaps, the only way to properly articulate absurdity is through sarcasm, satire, and comedy (even when that satire is misunderstood, as it was with the “Cancel Colbert” hashtag “controversy”). “The world is a comedy,” comedian Joe Rogan said, “get high and watch the news,”1 and even without the weed, perhaps he’s right. Strangeness is now a part of daily life, and every once in a while, someone looks up from their desk and says, “this is odd, isn’t it?” What is a comedian, or a philosopher for that matter, if not someone who does this for a living, in such a way that we cannot help but laugh? It seems it’s a golden age for stand-up comedy simply because the world is becoming more bizarre, in sometimes exciting, sometimes macabre ways. I would argue that, even more than author/philosophers or journalist/philosophers, comedian/philosophers are inadvertently becoming the more relevant social critics of our time.

There was a moment when it seemed that Carlin was the end of the line–his jokes were so well-crafted, his output so prolific, that there seemed to be nothing else left to say. The next superstars were pure entertainers, who stayed safely within the box of sex jokes, observational humor, and silliness. Most comedians kept their good hour of material for years, while Carlin would throw his away annually, and start fresh. Arguably, no one after him could quite compete, at least for a time.

However, Carlin accomplished something more than entertainment–he knew that if he could make people laugh at an argument, he could poke and prod at deeply cherished opinions that would otherwise be off the table. His legions of fans not only laughed at his jokes–they were convinced by his theses, moved by his reasoning. It was the sound of people acknowledging truths that they might not have admitted to in a serious context.

Carlin was not the first to notice this phenomenon–Sigmund Freud wrote “The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious” about it. He postulated that we laugh because our subconscious desires and unacknowledged intuitions are being verified and fulfilled.2 This makes Carlin more impressive, considering how far down the rabbit hole he goes. Only in the context of standup could a theater full of people be made to give an ovation for what is, essentially, a diatribe in support of humanity’s greatest fear: death, and the extinction of our species. A people-less earth was his grand vision for the finale of his 1992 special, Jammin’ in New York. He remarked, “I’m an entropy fan…I thought, what a wonderful thing! …there’s nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine. The people are f***ed… the planet isn’t going anywhere. We are. We’re going away. Pack your sh**, folks.”3 In any other context, suggesting that the extinction of all humanity just might be a good thing would, safe to say, probably not inspire applause. But somehow, Carlin made even this quite literally inhuman point of view–sub specie aeternitatis–not only palatable, but preferable. Through Carlin’s eyes, his fans became god-like observers of an inanimate and ego-less universe, and they weren’t depressed by it. On the contrary, the vision was serene. They were made to grapple with an instinct that rarely comes up in the daily humdrum of conversation: maybe all this wasn’t made just for us. Maybe we are not that important. This is one of the oldest revolutions in thought that we know of– we are not the center of the universe, nor are we the point of it all, and it’s kind of funny that we thought we were in the first place. Apparently if you take the heliocentric revelation of Galileo, and pepper in the word “f***,” it makes people laugh.

Even more modern thinkers have been forced to acknowledge the power of comedy to persuade. Neuroscientist, controversial philosopher, and all-around contrarian Sam Harris made a strangely random appearance on comedian Joe Rogan’s popular podcast “the Joe Rogan Experience” (he has since come back a second time). Harris, the lesser-known originator of the so-called “New Atheist” movement, has become somewhat of a spectacle on Youtube, with lively debates on topics that would otherwise be considered intellectual snore-fests by young people. Much to the consternation of “serious” academics, the wit, vitriol and courting of controversy that Harris (along with Hitchens and Dawkins) have embraced since at least 2009 have drawn in a new, younger audience. Whether that is a good or bad thing for the intellectual honesty of the discussion has yet to be seen (Youtube comments are not good evidence of the former, but then, they never are). However, while the marriage of the mild, soft-spoken yet exceedingly academic Harris and the wacky, stoner-conspiracy-theorist character of Rogan seems like an odd mix, their conversation reveals they share a deeper connection in their two “fields” than seems obvious at first glance. The persuasive power of comedy has bolstered both of their careers: “People are pretty good about not having epiphanies in real time, in front of you…” Harris remarks, of the formal debate format, with subtly visible frustration in his placid face. “It’s amazingly unsatisfying…It’s like fighting with fog. No one ever falls down… It’s amazing how invulnerable people’s prejudices and biases are to argument… nobody has any hope that either side is going to change their mind in the context of the debate.”

Rogan jumps in, then, and Harris seems surprised that he noticed: “Well you do it with comedy.”

Harris responds, “Well yeah, that is what is brilliant about pure comedy… if you make someone laugh at themself [sic], or at the idea that they would otherwise defend…that actually is a sign that you have made contact. And you don’t get that when you’re playing it totally straight. Comedy is very powerful.”4 Whatever one thinks of Harris’ views, he is a prolific debater and writer of short, scathingly argumentative books. In other words: he makes a living attempting to change people’s minds about things that people do not often change their minds about. With this in mind, it is significant what he must admit, here–with both a neuroscientist’s and debater’s expertise. That is, that the only strategy that seems to work, at least in real time, is to make his opponent, or the audience, laugh. It is involuntary, instantaneous, and the only reaction that ever reliably betrays one’s inner states to the world. This is what Freud was talking about; even if one is emotionally attached to defending their views, what’s funny is funny, even if what’s funny happens to be one’s own views. The next incarnation of Socratic dialogue may just have to be taught in an improv class in order to be truly effective.

In his crude, everyman way, Rogan’s fans seem to consider him a citizen philosopher in his own right. His standup is rife with reefer-fueled musings about our place in the universe, and while his “theories,” as he calls them, often go off the deep end into conspiracy (a la “Ancient Aliens”), absurdity, or both, there are grains of real philosophical ideas, if not rigor, there. He admits his own ignorance, stating over and over for the record that he’s “dumb”, before going on tangents. But he seems to succeed in getting his audience interested in the topics–and maybe that’s what people need, in a way. Bill Nye is not an evolutionary biologist, a chemist, or an astronomer–but he has arguably done more to increase the public’s interest in these topics, and science generally, than anyone since Carl Sagan. Perhaps there is office space for figures like Rogan in the Public Relations wing of philosophy. His childlike wonder and frothing enthusiasm is contagious, as he waxes ridiculous about the concept of an infinite universe: “above you is the craziest thing you could ever look at, and you hardly ever look at it… those aren’t light bulbs motherf***er, those are gigantic nuclear explosions billions of miles away! And it goes on forever! Do you know what forever means? That means this whole universe of hundreds of billions of galaxies… might just be a part of one atom, that’s in the cell, of the balls, of another guy, who lives in another universe, and it goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and there’s no end ever!”5 This is, clearly, less actual philosophy and more an expression of scientific and natural awe. With balls. Though he may not have the intellectual rigor to actually solve philosophical problems or articulate them seriously–and who would want that, in comedy?–simply bringing them up and stimulating interest is a triumph in an age that still suffers from the “anti-intellectualism” that Bill Hicks touched on years prior.6 With Rogan’s layman gusto, you can feel your own keenness to explore rising as you listen–this is not an act. He’s actually excited, he wants to get out there, and he expresses it with an academic appetite and energy that smacks of a weed smoking, UFC watching Neil Degrasse Tyson. To make intellectual curiosity welcome again, in an entertainment setting, is hard won–even if it does sometimes come mired in a little new age woo-woo. The truth is, we might need people like this–people who can make us excited about science, and critical thinking again. We may need citizen philosophers who are not afraid to be openly enthused about the vastness of the unknown, and the unknowable.

This point of Rogan proudly announcing his own “dumbness” shouldn’t go understated–it isn’t just a superficial foot-in-the-door, just in case he’s wrong. It brings to mind the vastly over-quoted Socratic paradox: that the wise man only knows that he knows nothing. For this purpose, Rogan goes to great lengths to describe his own ignorance: “I’m really terrified to have kids ’cause I’m dumb…. That’s what’s unique about me–I know I’m dumb. Most dumb people don’t have a clue.”7 Even if this humility of perspective is all that Rogan brings to the table, it seems necessary amidst the post-Facebook age of selfies and overblown egos, where young people my age truly do run their own fan pages, and are often encourage to do so by society at large. Someone needs to express doubt, and self-critical vigilance, and furthermore express these things in a format that is easily digested by the young audience that needs to hear it.

But still, what comic could go deeper, or be as honest, as Carlin? Rogan is all good fun, but Hicks and Carlin set the bar rather high. For a moment, it almost seemed like this was as deep as comedy could go, as a medium. The rest seemed to be lateral moves or simply joke-tellers, uninterested in ideology or making points. And comedy need not have a point–it is fine the way it is. But would there be another comic who would push his medium toward the thoughtful in this way?

In answer, Louis C.K. emerged from obscurity, as die-hard fans always hoped he would. While he may not have been the first to do what he did, his final triumph in standup, along with his FX show Louie (which The New Yorker called “a tribute to truth”8), has ushered in a new era of what comedy means to people–and, arguably, how television is made. Here was Carlin stripped of his Carlin cool. C.K. was a man mugged by his life, perpetually descending into a kind of Office Space/Fight Club nihilism, wherein ceasing to care about anything freed him to do (and say) anything. His wife had, in his own words, “assassinated his sexual identity.” His infant daughter, in his own words, “is an a**hole.” In the wreckage of his personal life, he discovered a kind of honesty that was so pure and unfiltered, so raw, that it sounded almost familiar. Vanity Fair said of Louie: “If you don’t find yourself nodding along with C.K. in fierce agreement, and even occasionally pumping the air with a raised fist salute, you’re either dead inside or a member of that “crappiest generation” C.K. was talking about.”9 It’s those thoughts people have that they simply don’t share–because they’re scatological, because they’re unethical, or because they’re embarrassing. For example, Louis talks about the problem of moral responsibility in a society that embraces laziness and apathy over consistency: “I have a lot of beliefs…and I live by none of them… I just like believing them. I like that part…they’re my little ‘believies’… they make me feel good about who I am… but if they get in the way of a thing I want, or if I wanna jack off, I f****in’ do that.”10 No matter how dignified we think we are, surely there’s a moment where we can relate to this–not that we want to admit it. He addresses the competition between good and evil that exists within the mind, which he calls the battle between “of course,” and, “but maybe.” The former is the belief he holds, in his heart of hearts. The latter is a perversion, a dark underbelly of the truth: Plato’s forms versus their shadows. And he doesn’t “believe it…but it is there.” In this bit, he remarks on the problem of liberal guilt, and the problem of evil:

Of course, slavery is the worst thing that ever happened. Of course it is. Every time it’s happened… every time a whole race of people has been enslaved, it’s a terrible, horrible thing… but maybe, every incredible human achievement in history was done with slaves. Every single thing where they go, ‘how did they build those pyramids?’ They just threw human death and suffering at them until they were finished…There’s no end to what you can do if you don’t give a f*** about particular people. You can do anything… even today, how do we have this amazing micro-technology? Because the factory where they’re makin’ these, they jump off the f***in’ roof because it’s a nightmare in there. You really have a choice… you can have candles and horses and be a little kinder to each other, or let someone suffer immeasurably far away, just so you can leave a mean comment on Youtube while you’re takin’ a sh**.11

He’s clearly not one to sugarcoat. But it’s more than that. He’s past the point in his life where he could benefit in any way from not hurting anyone’s feelings–he was at rock bottom so recently, that he is free of the fear of political correctness. He articulates a moral evil to which everyone in the audience is most likely a party, without shrinking for fear of calling someone out too directly. And the end of the bit is a shrug, and a look of queasiness, as if to say–you and I already know all this. This is not new information. This is that dark suspicion that creeps into the mind at night–“maybe I’m not a good person if my comfort depends other people’s suffering. Maybe there’s something wrong, here.” This peeling back of the layers of our comfort can only come from a man who’s lost so much, worked so hard, and looked into the abyss. And, in a dark comedy theater, when you laugh into the abyss, the abyss laughs back.

A man who could be this honest about just how bad human beings get was free to notice it in himself–the microtechnology he was talking about? He took it out of his pocket to show the theater. It was an indictment of himself as well as everyone else–he is as much a part of the culture he criticizes as anyone watching, and it’s because of this anti-elitist attitude that we seem to want to listen to him. No comic, arguably, has captured the absurdity of the modern condition better–and I’d be hard pressed to find a writer or serious philosopher who has, either.

“See this is a terrible realization.” Louis says, “Because you should act in a way, that if everybody acted in that way, things would work out. Because it would be mayhem if everybody was like that.”12 I wasn’t the first to notice (a fair amount of Youtube comments, a New York Times article,13 and various others beat me to it) that Louis’ casually invokes Immanual Kant’s basis for morality, here: the categorical imperative. It is more than just an appeal to the audience’s moral intuitions–we see that this morality should apply to us simply because we are rational enough to understand it, and have will. Nowhere is this more apparent than in those crossroad moments, like Louis’ moment in first class when he realizes he should give his seat to the military man in coach. He never actually does, and instead luxuriates in the fantasy, reaping the satisfaction without ever performing the moral act. For the modern era, the problem of morality is not simply in articulating precisely what the oughts (as Hume would say) are, and trying to figure out if there are any oughts at all. The real problem, now, is that even if reason and rationality do give us our oughts, most of us still wouldn’t care to do them–on the largest and smallest scales. People, perhaps, simply aren’t as “good” as they’d like to believe. The Problem of Evil has turned into the Problem of Apathy. This is a predicament with which we still wrestle in philosophy, psychology, and even international relations: the disturbing fact that the sphere of our empathy is not naturally elastic enough for globalization. We are built to care about our tribe, and to maintain a distinction between in-group and out-group. So we develop toward cultures of selfishness and apathy. Louis points this out, and makes us laugh at it. He gives us a glimpse into the very origins of philosophy–here is an everyman simply looking closely, listening carefully, and dissecting steadily the absurdity of the world around him. He does all this, presumably, without much actual education in the philosophy he stumbles upon–it is unclear whether C.K. is aware that he’s paraphrasing Kant, or that he’s continuing a tradition that precedes him. However, whether he knows it or not, he finds himself happening upon classic philosophical problems that are likely being taught in college courses across the world at this instant. This is how philosophy began, after all–a man pondering his universe, trying to get to the bone of it all. In this way, Louis C.K. makes classic philosophy palatable for the masses, and spreads philosophy en masse in a way that the shrubbery of higher learning has been trying and failing to do for decades. And, surely, there are young people who, like me, did not realize they were learning philosophy until they heard it later, in class. The “aha!” moment that happens when you realize your favorite comedian beat your professor to the punch is something to savor.

If, to borrow a little Bukowski, “an artist says a hard thing in a simple way,” then Louis C.K. is an artist to the marrow. He is a master at encapsulating difficult, controversial, or absurd truths in memorable, frank tidbits. One gets the sense that this doesn’t come from training his eye for the hidden, necessarily–he just started being completely honest about things we all see every day, and illuminating their actual source a la “Plato’s Cave.” Louis said it best, in the viral clip from “Conan” that arguably ignited his rocket to fame and fortune–in the developed western world, “everything is amazing, and nobody’s happy.”14 It was the fortune cookie-sized bite of wisdom heard ’round the world, and he elaborated on this idea during a subsequent interview–when asked why he won’t give his kids a Smartphone, he said,

I think these things are toxic… you need to build an ability to just be yourself, and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away… That’s being a person, right? …Underneath everything in your life, there’s that thing…that, empty, forever empty, y’know what I’m talking about? …sometimes when things clear away, you’re in your car…you start going, ‘ohh, here it comes…that I am alone,’ like it starts to visit on you, y’know, just this sadness. Life is tremendously sad, just by, y’know, being in it… that’s why we text and drive …people are willing to risk taking a life and ruining their own because they don’t want to be alone for a second…[but] sadness is poetic, you’re lucky to live sad moments… when you let yourself feel sad, your body has like antibodies, it has happiness that comes rushing in to meet the sadness. So I was grateful to feel sad, and then I meet it with true profound happiness… the thing is, because we don’t want that first bit of sad, we push it away with a little phone… you never feel completely sad or completely happy. You just feel kind of satisfied with your product. And then you die.15

The clip is worth looking up–his delivery is the crux of why this is comedy and not a monologue, or a tirade. Written out this way, it could almost play as a serious bit of dialogue. But more than that, the sounds that come from the audience are not the same laughter and pauses that usually result from a comedian on a talk show. There is this sense of people following his logic with bated breath, a sense that he’s taking us on a journey somewhere. The audience (and Conan) is made uncomfortable when Louis brings up the “forever empty,” insisting that it lives in all of us–this is, incidentally, what most teenagers in “Intro To Phil” seem to think philosophy amounts to, in the end: nihilism. Even knowing Louis well, and having arguably discovered him, Conan begins to lean into that nervousness that comes with his post: he has to make sure the show stays funny, and doesn’t get too real. You can almost hear the studio audience shifting in their seats, wondering if this isn’t going to be the light-hearted entertainment they came for. The subsequent trek C.K. takes us on is hilarious, insightful, and near the end, almost heartbreaking — a far cry from nihilism. With this one, brutally frank tidbit, he encapsulates the escalating loneliness in the midst of social media, and depression in the midst of incredible luxury, which are the hallmarks of this generation. And in the laughter, there is a tinge of guilt, a tone of recognition: we’ve been made to understand our own absurdity, to look at ourselves as an archeologist might look at us, ages down the line. We’ve been made strange by a comedian who seems to possess a talent for articulating clearly what we already know to be true, deep down, and cutting to the core of that truth — and we’ve been given, perhaps, a prescription to fix it.

One of his contemporaries, the less successful but (in my humble opinion) no less brilliant Doug Stanhope did something similar, when he berated a hypothetical audience member with a camera phone: “Put your f***ing camera away, you stupid f***ing tourist of life. There’s a whole generation of sh**heads just filming every f***ing thing they do. ‘I’m gonna film my entire life and watch it later!'”16 This encapsulates our zeitgeist in parody, and it’s almost embarrassing to hear. We are the tech obsessed, lonely, antisocial generation, obsessed with a phenomenon aptly dubbed “FOMO”: the fear of missing out. It is an old, human, primal fear: fear of being alone, while everyone else is together, and safe. We must show everyone how much we’re doing, how much we’re enjoying ourselves, even if we have to hold a phone between the experience and us, ironically isolating us and making us miss out all the more. At the risk of bringing it up too many times, this is our modern incarnation of Plato’s cave dwellers, shackled to their cave wall and their shadows. Plato himself told us that if we are dragged toward the light, our reaction likely won’t be amiable–we will resist, at first, and it will feel uncomfortable, until we understand that the truth is out there to be discovered. If you’re like me, and your phone is always somewhere near, there is something horrifying when you realize that your reaction to having it taken away is somewhere adjacent to a drug addict being deprived of a fix. As comedian Bill Burr says, “I challenge you…run out of the house with no phone, turn the corner where you can’t see your house, and not have a full on panic attack.”17 But C.K. takes us to this upsetting territory and leads us through the woods, Virgil-and-Dante style, and makes us almost want to change. In Louie’s words, from his Q&A at Sundance, “I don’t believe in just upsetting people. I believe in taking people to upsetting territory and making them glad they went there… if you just make people happy, you’re a f***ing whore. If you just hurt them, you’re a murderer. But if you take them to a scary place and make them laugh, that’s worth doing.”18 So what do we do with a revelation that embarrasses all of us? What do we do with the discomfort we feel, seeing the sun for the first time, when all we’ve been seeing is candles and shadows? We have no choice but to laugh.

Though he bemoans the comparison, and though his popularity may never match Hicks’ or C.K.’s zenith, the clearest heir to the throne of Hicks must be Doug Stanhope. C.K. himself put Stanhope in one of the most memorable roles in his FX show, as a friend who plans to commit suicide. While C.K. will flirt with politics but rarely touch on them explicitly, Stanhope aims to displease anyone in his audience who harbors even a superficial attachment to the status quo. He wrestles with social and political issues with all the spit and vitriol of a revolutionary leading a mob, with much more profanity. In his words, his comedy “isn’t for everyone…I feel like I’m leading you into battle, you’re not all gonna be here at the end.”19 This is an understatement–his filth is for the fringe, the small percentage of people who can stomach his extremity. But if you can get past the filth, there is a rather profound thinker beneath. It is difficult to choose from his myriad quotes–almost everything he says is an attempt at offense and revolution of some kind. Some favorites:

  • If you really believe that death leads to eternal bliss, then why are you wearing a seatbelt?20
  • Nationalism does nothing but teach you how to hate people that you never met. All of a sudden you take pride in accomplishments you had no part in whatsoever.21
  • Tradition and heritage are all dead people’s baggage. Stop carrying it.22

It is hard to know where to begin with these, especially since they only scratch the surface of what he’s capable of–these are tame. There are lines from his CDs that would make seasoned comedians cringe (and, incidentally, there are bits that he leaves unedited on his albums that don’t get laughs–uncomfortable silence is just as good, it seems, in his view. So long as he shakes people). But rarely does Stanhope say anything that doesn’t also smack of philosophy, of a revolution of perspective. They barely resemble jokes, when written out in this way–it’s his delivery, the frothing passion, and the absurd hyperbole that follows, that turns these large ideas into comedic bits. Stanhope champions absolute individual responsibility–he believes nationalism leads to fascism, he believes that tradition, or ritual, without reason or logic as bedrock deserves to be discarded. If David Hume drank more and decided to take a turn toward the scatological, he might have been Doug Stanhope. Even if you disagree with him, you’ll be laughing as you shake your head. This is nowhere near as dark as Stanhope gets. Try the bit where he describes assisting with his mother’s suicide–apparently a true story–and discover yourself laughing at a subject that should have made you cry.23 Again, we hearken back to what Louie C.K. said–Stanhope takes us to scary territory, and in the end, makes us glad we went there. We are still making our way out of the cave.

The reason comedy seems to work so well, as a cognitive device, seems to be due in large part to its execution–this seems true about Stanhope in particular. There are deep, troubling ideas at work here, but they are introduced in an accessible way: as every day observations about the unsettling parts of the human condition. Once we relate to the setup, the conclusion follows logically, and we find ourselves thinking deeper about the everyday than we normally would. Comedian Bill Burr turns his frank, filter-free perspective inward, in a bit that, in the same vein a Louis CK, touches on the thoughts people have in the privacy of their minds:

So I have a lot of f***ed up thoughts… you ever drive down the street and see, like, thirty people up on a sidewalk, and you just think: [turns his hand as if on a steering wheel, and makes a sound with his mouth that sounds like he is hitting pedestrians]. You don’t do it, you just think it. That’s what, like, separates the psychos from the functioning psychos, right? …But as a functioning psycho, not only do you not do it, you actually analyze it, like, ‘man, if I just leave my hand right here, nobody knows who I am. I move it two degrees over here, I’m on the cover of Newsweek. I am instantly famous.’24

This is no mere observational comedy–these observations cut into the very idea of who we are, and what makes us moral beings. This bit was edgy and hilarious when it came out, years ago, but now it especially rings eerie, since the Boston Marathon attacks and the subsequent Rolling Stone controversy. Burr’s dark thought experiment became reality when Tsarnaev was given what looked like the Jim Morrison star treatment on the cover of the prestigious music magazine. The bit confirms something unacknowledged for us–these thoughts are not the sole territory of psychotics. There is a darkness in everyone’s head. The difference seems to be action, and motivation. But can we call ourselves moral if we entertain these ideas? That’s the difference between “psychos” and “functioning psychos,” he says, and perhaps he’s right–perhaps the concept of sanity, the concept of a moral human being, is more tenuous than we like to admit as a culture. The true measure of Burr’s mastery is that he takes this tenebrous subject and whips the audience into a cackling, tear-streaked frenzy, where otherwise it would inspire an uncomfortable, church-like silence, and perhaps tears of a different sort.

Like much of philosophy, even in comedy things begin to look bleak once they are dissected and analyzed. There is a correlation–most comedians that dig deeper also tend to dig darker. So a ray of hope comes, of all places, from Louis C.K. once more. He brought us down, and then he brings us up in the same pure, honest fashion:

‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless, it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? …The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’25

There’s something telling about the fact that this scene of his show on FX is a conversation with a child, and yet the lesson is something that has resonated with adults–the Internet is a-buzz with this quote. It has been photoshopped onto motivational posters of skyscapes, over imagery that is usually reserved for snippets of Stephen Hawking or Carl Sagan. It was Sagan’s job as a pop scientist to articulate scientific and natural awe, and shake the foundations of how we saw the world and our place in it. But did even Sagan make these abstractions digestible by the masses (and by children) that have no interest in science or philosophy, and make them funny, too? Louie did, and if that’s not philosophy, maybe it’s something better.

Notes:

1. Rogan, Joe. Shiny Happy Jihad. Comedy Central, 2007. CD.
2. Freud, Sigmund. The Joke and Its Relation To The Unconscious. London: Penguin Group, 1940. Print.
3. Carlin, George. Jammin’ in New York. Laugh.com, 1992. CD.
4. Joe Rogan, Sam Harris and Brian Redban, The Joe Rogan Experience #192, Podcast audio, The Joe Rogan Experience, MP3, 2:50:14, accessed April 3rd, 2014.
5. Rogan, Joe. Shiny Happy Jihad. Comedy Central, 2007. CD.
6. See track entitled “Flying Saucer Tour.” Hicks, Bill. Philosophy: The Best of Bill Hicks. Rykodisc manufactured and marketed by Rhino, 2001. CD.
7. Rogan, Joe. Shiny Happy Jihad. Comedy Central, 2007. CD.
8. Nancy Franklin, “Man Alone: Louis C.K.’s Tribute to Truth,” The New Yorker, June 13, 2011
9. Spitznagel, Eric (2009-03-02). “SCBCB: Louis C.K.”. Vanity Fair (PlanetOut). May 1, 14.
10. C.K., Louis. Live at the Beacon Theater. Louis C.K., 2011. Digital Download.
11. C.K., Louis. Oh My God. Louis C.K. and HBO, 2013. TV special.
12. C.K., Louis. Live at the Beacon Theater. Louis C.K., 2011. Digital Download.
13. Zinoman, Jason, “Louis C.K.’s Blue Collar In First Class,” The New York Times, December 19, 2011
14. C.K., Louis. Hilarious. Comedy Central, 2011. Digital Download.
15. “Louis C.K. Hates Cell Phones,” YouTube video, 4:50, posted by “Team Coco,” September 20, 2013.
16. Stanhope, Doug. Oslo-Burning the Bridge to Nowhere. The All Blacks B.V., 2011. Digital Download.
17. Burr, Bill. Let It Go. Released Sep 28, 2010. Digital Download.
18. “Sundance 2010 – Louis CK Hilarious – Intro and Q&A,” Youtube video, 9:47, posted by “Braddsky,” February 3, 2010
19. Stanhope, Doug. Deadbeat Hero. Stand Up! Records, 2004. Digital Download.
20. Stanhope, Doug. Die Laughing. Stand Up! Records, 2002. Digital Download.
21. Stanhope, Doug. No Refunds. Levity Productions, 2007. Digital Download.
22. Stanhope, Doug. Oslo-Burning the Bridge to Nowhere. The All Blacks B.V., 2011. Digital Download.
23. Stanhope, Doug. Beer Hall Putsch. New Wave Dynamics, 2013. Digital Download.
24. Burr, Bill. Why Do I Do This? Loner Productions, 2008. Digital Download.
25. “Country drive.” Louie. Writ. Louis C.K. Dir. Louis C.K. Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions, July 21, 2011.
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