Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/17/16

Voltaire fought intolerance and fanaticism, an...

Voltaire fought intolerance and fanaticism, and was a prominent and very prolific philosopher of the Enlightenment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.”   —   Voltaire

(Yeah.  Frankie was never a big fan of Rap and Hip Hop.  I’m kidding, I’m kidding!  I meant . . . Country.  No, still . . . I’m just kidding!  Considering when Frankie lived, maybe he was talking about Opera!  I used to hate all Disco songs, but now they’re golden oldies.  I can take hearing them, now . . . in very small doses.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


3 Responses to “Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/17/16”


  1. 1 Colltales April 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for the very ‘apropos of everything’ post. Voltaire was so bright that his metaphor’s double entender still resonates today, centuries after. Behind the criticism of using music to cover up for lack of eloquence, or meaning, there’s the deeper implication about ostentation, of applying elaborate ‘song and dance’ routines to disguise little or no substance. A very contemporary trait and as such, one that trades at a premium nowadays, it is also not unlike what Bill, that ol’ Brit sod who died four hundred years ago this week, had already called ‘much ado about nothing,’ in his own time. Cheers.

  2. 2 haliburton76 April 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I guess Voltaire would not have been happy about “Candide” being made into an opera!

  3. 3 unclerave April 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    (All I knows is Candide Yams!) Youse guyz is so smart! — YUR


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