RIP, Justice Scalia

2/15/2016 09:52:00 AM
I'm sure you heard that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died Friday night of natural causes at age 79.

Though I'm not usually one to care about such things, to be honest I was surprised how quickly the discussion turned political, even among top Senate leadership and not just on twitter and in comments sections. I guess neither side had anything to gain, politically, from the usual "stop politicizing a tragedy" line in this case.

Anyway, what you might not know is that along with his good friend Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Scalia was also a big opera fan. Here's a picture someone dug up of Ginsberg and Scalia as supers* in a production of Strauss's opera Ariadne auf Naxos:
Ginsberg is the one holding the fan, with Scalia to her left.

[*] A "super" is someone with a non-singing non-speaking role in an opera, similar to an "extra" in a movie.