Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Who thought this UP????

Read until the end.... you'll laugh....

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word and that word is 'UP.'

It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting,why does a topic come UP?

Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for
election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.

We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.

At other times this little word has real special meaning.

People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite,and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing:

A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.

We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP !

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.

It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP .

When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.

When it rains, it soaks UP the earth.

When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on & on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now, my time is UP !

You look UP in your address book,or not, it's UP to you.

Now I'll shut UP !!!!!!!!!!

Day reading of the Iliad in the Getty Museum

The poetry of Homer continues to travel around the world and fascinate audiences with numerous protagonists' Readers of Homer. "
Last stop on the international literary organization, the famous Getty Museum in Malibu, California, where last Saturday, April 30 held day-long reading of the Iliad with the continued active participation.
This special event was held at the auditorium of Villa  Getty, along with the permanent exhibition Stories of the Trojan War has dozens of antiquities related to the Homeric epics.
One hundred and sixty readers revived the epic of the Trojan War from 10 am to 7 pm, while ancient Greek organ melodies recorded by the ensemble Lyravlos music enriched the twenty-four rhapsodies.
Among the participants, distinguished scholars, artists and businessmen, students and representatives of many ethnic communities of Los Angeles. The reading was based on English translations of Stanley Lombardo, but every reader has the freedom to read the quote in his own way and language preference.
Typically, part of epics pronounced in Japanese as a sign of solidarity to the suffering people of Japan and especially the dedicated reader of Homer's Prof. M. Genung.
As of publication of Villa Getty, "The Iliad of Homer, the first and perhaps most important surviving work of Greek poetry, holds a unique position in world literature. Thousands of years after its writing, it remains a reference point for any scholar of literature and human existence and explores the issues that remain current over time.
Emmy Award and the title Ambassador Abroad, with a long and international career in theater, the Greek actor Yannis Simonides with a group of talented young people recently co-founded the International Greek Theatre, sister organization of the historic Greek Theatre of New York-based Athens.
From 10 to 28 May 2011, the International Greek Theatre will tour international schools, universities and major theaters in Belgium and Luxembourg successful solo performances of "The Apology of Socrates and Cavafy: O poet of the city" in Greek and English, with French surtitles.
The schedule of upcoming activities of the organization included tour in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Mexico with the support of the Leventis Foundation, and events in countries such as Cyprus, the USA, Russia, Israel, Egypt and United Arab Emirates.

more in http://www.ellinikotheatro.org/the-performance-readers-theatre/
See below the promotional video for The Odyssey at 92nd Street Y, New York, on 11/27/2010:
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