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    Archive for February, 2014

    BYCU

    Friday, February 28th, 2014

    Trapping Money Paradoxically, it is in your own self-interest to forget your self-interest. That, and other great observations, can be found in this story about the business success of Trappist monks. Link. If you’re interested in this line of thought for the layman, I recommend Francis Fernandez. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | […]

    BYCU

    Friday, February 28th, 2014

    BYCU A teenager grabs a can of pop from the fridge, throws it in his lunch bag, and runs off to school. He unpacks his lunch and discovers that he accidentally packed a beer. He takes it to a teacher. Fascism ensues: When he realized his mistake at school, Chaz gave the unopened beer to […]

    Seth Meyers

    Thursday, February 27th, 2014

    “A new drug called gravel, consisting of meth, bath salts, and crack cocaine, has surfaced in the New York area. Also surfacing in the New York area: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Conan

    Thursday, February 27th, 2014

    “A former Target employee is accusing the store of hiring only attractive people as managers. Apparently he’s talking about a Target store I have never been to.” “In California the owner of a Christian medical marijuana dispensary says God told him to sell pot. The dispensary owner said it’s right there in the book of […]

    Humorous

    Thursday, February 27th, 2014

    H.I.F. If you needed any further proof that MSM journalism is a joke, here it is: “His first television show has only been on the air for three days, but Ronan Farrow is already winning awards for his journalistic work. Reach the World, a global education group, will honor the 26-year-old Farrow with its annual […]

    Humorous

    Thursday, February 27th, 2014

    H.I.F. From Reddit’s Today I Learned: “TIL Speedy Gonzales was banned by Cartoon Network for being an offensive stereotype, only to be returned after mass protest by the Hispanic-American community.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Another Teenager

    Thursday, February 27th, 2014

    Happy birthday to Meg. She turns 13 today. Trials and tribulations ahead? I doubt it. She’s named after Thomas More’s beloved daughter. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Thursday

    Thursday, February 27th, 2014

    A great passage from The Freeman Book. It’s from a review-essay of the Letters of Ambrose Bierce, by Van Wyck Brooks: San Francisco, his home for a quarter of a century, he describes as “the paradise of ignorance, anarchy and general yellowness. . . . It needs,” he remarks elsewhere, “another quake, another whiff of […]

    Interesting

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

    H.I.F. From Reddit: “TIL Despite the heavy public criticism of Pope Benedict’s comment that condom distribution isn’t helping the fight against AIDS in Africa, the Harvard AIDS prevention director agreed with the pontiff, saying condoms may actually be exacerbating the problem.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Interesting

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

    H.I.F. When should you drink coffee or tea? Not the first thing in the morning, according to this blog post. Your body naturally “self-caffeinates” for the first few hours, so you shouldn’t need any caffeine until 9:30 or later. Later in the morning, your body starts to self-caffeinate again, with the result that you shouldn’t […]

    Kirk

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

    “In Avila is the stony convent, not at all altered, where Saint Teresa experienced her visions. In the austere vestibule of that convent, the skeptical Kirk felt a presence–so strong a presence that women he knew, later, would run sobbing from the place.” Russell Kirk, The Sword of Imagination. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | […]

    Conan

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

    According to a new study, women are more attracted to men who talk less. Which is why you often overhear women say, “Check out that mime.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

     


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