Monthly Archives: June 2007

Saturday

[W]hen George Plimpton [acting on behalf of the NEA] paid Aram Saroyan $1,500 for a poem consisting of a single misspelled word “lighght,” an Iowa congressional aide dared to ask the dilettantish Plimpton what the poem meant. “You are from … Continue reading

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Some Belloc

The last half of the Chesterbelloc isn’t nearly as quotable as the first half, but if I had to pick the book with most quotables, it’d be The Path to Rome. “[I]f there is difficulty it is in the whole … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

My time away from a computer continues. Only two quick BYCUs today: 1. Drive Beer. Only 2.5% alcohol. MADD to endorse? 2. You put the 20-ounce cup under the tap but instead of pulling a lever, you press a digital … Continue reading

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Something for Book Nerds

Geilor von Kaysersberg, writing in the early sixteenth century, divided bookish folly into seven types: 1. The fool who collects books for the sake of glory. 2. The fool who wants to grow wise by the consumption of too many … Continue reading

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The Slow Week Continues

Hilaire Belloc, commenting on the 21st-century euthanasia debate: It is worth noting, by the way, that the most sentimental people, who are loudest against the right to wage a just war, to execute a criminal, are just the people who … Continue reading

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Catholics for Ron Paul

A new blog site. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Ron Paul: Radical

He says radical things in an appealing way. Most intriguing. I suspect he’s the best shot we’ve had in 75 years to get a new philosophy into federal government. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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The Thousand

1,000 films to see before you die. I’ll be lucky to see 50 of them, but it’s a pretty neat list so far. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Candid Tuesday

You don’t often see this type of candor anymore: I was sufficiently ebullient to consume half a bottle of brandy after dinner. On the way back from dropping off the babysitter I drove our car into the side of a … Continue reading

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Something for Monday Morning

“The Lord our God hates the slothful. None of those who are dedicated to God ought to be idle.” Anonymous (From Teaching of the Twelve Apostles) Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Something for Sunday Morning

“I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire.” St. … Continue reading

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Something for an Otherwise-Distracted Day

But America has no porn problem: Hard-core videos now cater to almost every conceivable predilection–and to some that are hard to imagine. There are gay videos and straight videos, bondage videos and spanking videos, tickling videos, interracial videos, and videos … Continue reading

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