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the continual hunt for protein

The play uses various aspects of American culture to deride United States policy, including rap songs and booming show tunes. "That's why we don't like it Hezbollah! That's why we say No Intifada!" General Fox sings in English at one point.

American political figures put in appearances, either in person or name. The show is interrupted by advertisements for products like Condoleezza Margarine — "It's a real problem solver" — and a steroid drink called Colin Power. Just one sip allows you to "trounce four men and conquer four women."

Over here I am learning about rosin and the wolf tone. I was under the impression that rosin was merely a sort of Astroglide or pool cue chalk for violin bows, making the process smoother and easier for everyone, but no; rosin actually provides all the friction. Without it the bow doesn't do anything, as I learned to my momentary panic. The wolf tone, meanwhile, is a bizarre acoustic phenomenon that occurs with certain notes on a violin or cello; the idea is that the body of the instrument has a resonance frequency just slightly sharp or flat in relation to said note, producing bizarre harmonics. At first I thought I was creating a wolf tone; then I realized that you can't have a wolf tone for every single note on the instrument, and I was just playing badly.

The context here is that I bought me a cello on eBay. It looks pretty awesome in the apartment, if I say so myself.

I think The Wolf Tones would be an excellent name for a band. So would The Oort Cloud.

 

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