Monthly Archives: January 2014

Good Late Night

“The forecast for Sunday’s Super Bowl has improved in the last week. It’s expected to be in the mid-30s with winds of only 6 miles an hour. That’s a good temperature for New Jersey. It’s above freezing but not so … Continue reading

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BYCU

BYCU Indiana has a blue [Christmas] law that prohibits alcohol sales on December 25th. An Indiana officer received a tip that an Indiana store had sold alcohol on Christmas, so she started an investigation. They’re now spanking all sorts of … Continue reading

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Historical BYCU

What is mead? Basically, honey wine. A drink made of water, honey, malt, and yeast. It pre-dates beer and grape wine, and it might be the oldest alcoholic drink known to us, with the exception of the alcohol that early … Continue reading

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Bottom Line

From the Bottom Line Personal: Just in case you’re in a good mood: “More than 10% of adults in the US don’t wash their hands after using the toilet.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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GKC

Background: When I was the editor of Gilbert Magazine, I was responsible for the “Tremendous Trifles” column. It was occasionally hard to find a sufficient amount of interesting GKC material to fill the page, so John Peterson sent me a … Continue reading

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Frustrating

H.I.F. I walked by the TV a few minutes ago while Tess (8) was watching The Disney Channel. I saw a reference to two moms. I asked her what she was watching (“Good Luck Charlie”). I Googled it and found … Continue reading

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Dictionary from the Eudemon

I ain’t Samuel Johnson, but I’ve occasionally given it a try: Onolatry: The worship of donkeys or asses. “Americans engage in onolatry, as evidenced by its attitude toward movie and rock stars.” Pishachi: A female devil or ghost, especially one … Continue reading

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Interesting

H.I.F. I received this quote in an email this morning. I haven’t verified its authenticity yet, but it’s apparently from C.S. Lewis. The quote rings a bell with me, so I’m guessing it’s CSL in one of his rarer political … Continue reading

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Zmirak and Belloc

Miscellaneous Rambling Great passage from one of Zmirak’s Bad Catholic’s Guide: His imaginary interlocutor: “Are you saying that Plato and Aristotle, Roman law and aqueducts, were an essential part of God’s plan?” Zmirak: “Every bit I am tempted to say, … Continue reading

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Monday

Bullets My Michigan Wolverines are doing well, despite losing their (arguably) best player a few weeks ago for the season. They knocked off a hobbled MSU team Saturday night, at East Lansing. They’ve beaten three teams in the past two … Continue reading

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Received in the Mail

A TDE reader wrote to me on Friday, saying he had just received this magazine in the mail: Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Interesting

H.I.F. Free condoms redux: “Free Crack Pipes Urged To Slow Spread Of HIV In SF, Leaders Balk At Idea.” Pop-Up Ad-Laden Link. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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