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    Archive for November, 2013

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 30th, 2013

    The Mouse Hunter: Video worth the sixty seconds it’ll take to watch it. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, November 29th, 2013

    My gluten intolerance has pretty much killed my beer-drinking ability, so I’ve had to switch to vodka and gin (and will shortly foray into rum, in honor of GKC’s The Flying Inn). It looks like I’m catching the new wave: Thanks to the growth in the craft beer industry and craft cocktail culture, the craft […]

    Kimmel

    Thursday, November 28th, 2013

    It’s a big night tonight, the finale of “Dancing with the Stars.” I don’t know if you’ve been following the show, but the comedian was eliminated. Bill had the grace and easy elegance of a squirrel getting electrocuted. On Juan-uary 5, a new season of “The Bachelor” begins. We have two words for you, America: […]

    Thanksgiving 2010

    Thursday, November 28th, 2013

    Here’s my Thanksgiving Day post from 2010. I’ve been accident- and ticket-free for three years now, so my premiums will go back down. For that, I’m thankful. Of course, I now have four young drivers on my policy as well, so I’m still paying through the nose, but I’m grateful for those four young drivers […]

    Special Edition: BYCU

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

    Number One? Every year on this day I ask the question: Is Thanksgiving Eve, indeed, the biggest drinking day of the year? I’ve long maintained it is, but I’ve never found conclusive, or even highly probative, proof, so I set out again last weekend to find some. Alas, the conclusive evidence eluded me again, though […]

    Frustrating

    Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

    H.I.F. After all his antics, this is what put him beyond the pale? “NBC cancels Alec Baldwin’s show ‘Up Late’ following actor’s homophobic outbursts.” Link. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Some Ambrose

    Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

    No, not that one. Bierce . . . I found this great quote while reading The Freeman Book (a collection of articles and essays from Nock’s famous journal in the 1920s): “The poor wish only to be rich, which is impossible, not to be better. They would like to be rich in order to be […]

    Interesting

    Monday, November 25th, 2013

    H.I.F. I’d heard of Kreeft’s book, Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialogue Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley (1982; 2nd ed., 2008), but I didn’t realize that JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley all died on the same day. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Monday

    Monday, November 25th, 2013

    Miscellaneous Rambling I volunteer occasionally to ring bells for Salvation Army, but this past weekend, someone told me that Salvation Army donates to Planned Parenthood. I went online and found articles that discuss Salvation Army International’s support of limited abortion rights, but also articles that say Salvation Army USA vehemently disagrees with the position. And […]

    Humorous

    Sunday, November 24th, 2013

    H.I.F. I was thinking about the line from the movie Ed Wood (bad movie), when Bela Lugosi says, “Boris Karloff wasn’t fit to smell my ****.” I Googled it, and this interview came up. Kinda funny: This is your first film with the great Boris Karloff. What is it like to work with a living […]

    Humorous and Frustrating

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

    H.I.F. “Meet Jessica Sanford. Upon the rollout of Obamacare she was 1 of maybe 5 people in the entire nation who was able to access the website and actually sign up through one of the state exchanges. In her case, it was the Washington exchange. She was so thrilled about her purchase that she wrote […]

    Friday

    Friday, November 22nd, 2013

    BYCU One of the better overviews I’ve read about why the liquor laws in these United States are such a mess. From intro: After Prohibition, the federal government created the three-tier system of alcohol distribution to minimize collusion, prevent widespread alcohol abuse and, most important, to make money for itself. There’s the supplier, which releases […]

     


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