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FROM MILTON TO MEMPHIS
March 16, 2018 10:00pm
THE ORIGINAL MEMPHIS, that is. The ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, in Lower Egypt, whose ruins are located near the town of Mit Rahina, 12 miles south of present-day Giza. Before the rise of Alexandria, the city, at the mouth of the Nile Delta, was the Capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, under the protection of the god Ptah, the patron of craftsmen. Its great temple, Hut-ka-Ptah (meaning "Enclosure of the ka of Ptah"), was one of the most prominent structures in the city, back (way, way back) in the day. Now, the name of this temple, rendered in Greek as Ai-gy-ptos by the historian Manetho, is actually believed to be the etymological origin of the modern English name, Egypt. And we're here to tell you this belief is correct. Yes, Dr. H. Owll and Puzzling Evidence time-trip together under the Double Diadem of Mighty Egypt, until OUR time runs out-- near the three-hour mark. No Michael Peppe, unfortunately. Before that, we follow The Last Oblivion, by Clark Ashton Smith, with a more spotty recitation, about 95% worth-- maybe a little more, of John Milton's Il Penseroso, first found in the 1645/1646 Quarto volume of verses, THE POEMS OF MR. JOHN MILTON, Both English and Latin, published by Humphrey Moseley. The Ghost of Dr. Penny smooths down the edges of the rough spots. Don't miss the upcoming, onrushing LIVE night club show, the Ask Dr. Hal! Show, in April at the famed Chez Poulet Gallery-Cabaret, otherwise known as Chicken John's Warehouse. It's on Fridays, meaning a month of re-runs (until WE get there after the show, if we can, and take over...)

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