Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tuesday

Do It for the Children The number one friend of big government: The Crisis. When there’s a crisis, the government says it needs more power in order to deal with it, and then it scarcely ratchets its newly-acquired power back … Continue reading

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Monday

Antifragility Nassim Taleb is coming out with a new book. It sounds great. Unfortunately, it won’t be available for another eight months. I listened to a podcast about it. Twice . . . but mostly due to circumstance (I was … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“Limiting one’s desires actually helps to cure one of fear.” Seneca Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Saturday

So colleges and university take it on the chin twice: First, Obama tells them they need to control tuition. Second, Apple announces that they’ll sell textbooks . . . for as low as $17.99. Obama’s words, of course, are fatuous. … Continue reading

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Friday

BYCU I’m not sure why it’s newsworthy, but it’s definitely brewsworthy: Pat Sajak says he and Vanna White got drunk before Wheel of Fortune tapings back in the day. Gotta love Sajak’s candor: At the time, the show had a … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Soros the Austrian? George Soros grabbed headlines yesterday with an interview in Newsweek. The rabid leftist octogenarian investment icon and social activist ain’t too optimistic. He’s expecting riots in the U.S., lots of deflation, and a gold smack-down (though one … Continue reading

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“During a debate, Mitt Romney said he grew up in the real streets of America. Yes, the real streets, where people pull up next to you and ask if you have any Grey Poupon.” Kimmel — Mobile post Bookmark it: … Continue reading

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Tuesday

I bought a greenhouse. It’s just a little thing: 57″w x 29″d x 77″h. It’s an exaggeration to call it a “house,” since it’s really a tent and it’s portable. You can click on the picture to see what it … Continue reading

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Monday

Like Waiting for Godot? If there is any literary merit to The Adventures of Beer Man, it came from my close study of Flannery O’Connor’s Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose. It’s a great book for the fiction writer. I would … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

The Present Moment is the temporal position of Just Looking. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Friday

BYCU This is a nice picture. It’s by the drinker’s artist, Douglas Crockwell, and entitled “A Winter Evening at Home.” I won’t be spending this evening at my house, but instead will be frequenting a downtown bar to listen to … Continue reading

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Thursday

Drinking Corner This Drinking Corner is a two-fer: First, I might have found the most dedicated beer blogger in America and, if not America, then at least in Ohio. He runs the Ohio Beer Blog. It’s updated frequently with good … Continue reading

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