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January 28, 2013

TT: A personal view of the problem of perpetual motion

I flew from Orlando (where it's warm) to New York (where it isn't) last night. This morning I'll be giving a speech at TEDxBroadway 2013 which I hope will be of interest to all those present. It's called "The One Good Reason to Take a Chance on Broadway."

As soon as I finish talking, I'll run to the nearest corner, jump in a cab, head for LaGuardia Airport, fly back to Orlando, collect a rental car and Mrs. T--presumably in that order--and head for West Palm Beach, where I'll be seeing a revival of A Raisin in the Sun, writing two Wall Street Journal columns, correcting the proofs of the Commentary essay about John Gielgud that I finished writing yesterday morning, and finishing Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington.

Or so, at any rate, I hope.

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"Something for Nothing," a 1940 short in which Rube Goldberg explains the principle of perpetual motion:

Posted January 28, 2013 12:00 AM

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