Monthly Archives: May 2009

Something for Sunday Morning

“If we are not to be scorched and made unfruitful, we need the dew of God. Since we have our accuser, we need an Advocate as well.” St. Irenaeus Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Brews You Can Use

The Modern Drunkard I was having a heck of a time finding bloggable drinking material last night. And then I stumbled across an old friend: Modern Drunkard Magazine. Its editor, Frank Kelly Rich, would appear to be a genuine drunk, … Continue reading

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Pirate Day

Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me One of the best podcasts comes from George Mason University’s economics department: EconTalk. It’s perfectly pitched at my level of economics learning, not too basic, not too advanced. I get excited every time … Continue reading

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Mini-Book Reviews

Some new, some old. Some in progress, some finished. Some repeats, some originals. It’s a Random World I bought this book after hearing Taleb interviewed on EconTalk. The host (Russ Roberts) asked Taleb about the economic meltdown (rough quote), “So, … Continue reading

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Religion and More Religion

Neo-Emerson Revival? Very interesting review essay at The New Statesman about religion and modernity. The premise: Religion and modernity co-exist just fine. Voltaire and the Enlightenment and its progeny have always been wrong about modernity and religion: Whether Marxian or … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Eudemon

Stay Out of the Museum Night in the Museum 2 finished first in the box office: “Ben Stiller beat Christian Bale in the North American weekend box office duel between their respective “Night at the Museum” and “Terminator” sequels, according … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“The Christian should be an alleluia from head to toe.” St. Augustine I’ll try to keep that in mind. Unfortunately, I fail, repeatedly. Perhaps even more unfortunately, the alleluia people bug me. Not the people with quiet joy, but the … Continue reading

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BYCU: Beer and Related Areas

Give Him the Nobel Is your bartender pulling back a second early on the tap, leaving you a centimeter or two shy of the top? It’s costing you buzz. The new Beer Gauge tells you how much. “[T]he majority of … Continue reading

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Russians, Muslims, and the Bagpiper

Seven Abandoned Wonders of the USSR You ever think to yourself: “This is gonna land me in Hell”? I do, way too frequently. I have an acerbic turn of mind. I think I’m subduing it, but then it rears its … Continue reading

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From the Notebooks

The Funny Guy What’s the definition of a funny guy? Most obviously: A guy who makes others laugh. But that definition doesn’t answer many questions. What about the clumsy guy who stumbles a lot and unintentionally makes others laugh? What … Continue reading

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Bird Watching and Other Scatology

Giving Me the Bird I’ve had an horrendous spring. I won’t go into the details, but a barrage of non-work commitments has frayed my nerves to the bone (is that metaphor possible?). I was looking forward to a nice long … Continue reading

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Dead Cars, Amish, Marx, and More

Studebaker and Other Corpses In the wake of pending plans to discontinue Pontiac and Saturn, the Mental Floss Blog takes a look at ten discontinued models. Nice prose, nice assortment of pictures. Excerpt: Started as the George N. Pierce Company … Continue reading

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