1. Watch Anna Russell (in 1984) describing the plot of Wagner's Ring Cycle operas. If anyone can handle those often un-lady-like stories and make them seem almost polite, it's Anna Russell. Her audience was obviously having a very good time too. (Some people, I don't know who, might still find some of the content offensive, so don't just hand them over to kids.) (If you want to get just the gist of her stories--although you'd be missing the music and general mugging--you can read a transcript here.)
2. Finish the chapter "Temptation" in Ourselves Book II. Charlotte Mason gets very tough on over-dramatized but insincere, misunderstood, or misapplied "repentance" here. "...fourfold love and gentleness and service the repentant soul brings to God and his brother; but this is because he is glad: out of the joy of his heart there is nothing he cannot do; and, above all, he will away with the proud and sullen tears and regrets of so-called penitence."
5. Watch John Mighton's Ted Talk, live at CERN today. (Just Mama Squirrel watched that one.)
Penguin Syllogism found here.