Monthly Archives: September 2014

Good Late Night

Yesterday, Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto ran the world’s fastest marathon by finishing the Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 2 minutes, and 57 seconds. He also set another record by being the first guy from Kenya to be named Dennis. Fallon … Continue reading

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Tuesday

A Random Passage Here’s Joseph Epstein, writing in his book Snobbery, about higher education in Mencken’s time. I think it’s safe to say that ivy things have only deteriorated since the 1920s: H.L. Mencken, who also didn’t bother to go … Continue reading

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Only Down Under

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Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling I’m slowly wrapping up the garden. This wonderful weather is giving me the opportunity to put things away gradually, just spending an hour a two a week readying beds for next year and cleaning out my 50+ pots. … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice circa 2014

H.I.F. One of the more interesting observations I’ve read this month: “Why is marriage such an unpalatable prospect to today’s adults? Though “a host of complex factors” are involved, according to the Washington Post, Pew was able to pinpoint some … Continue reading

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Saturday

A Random Passage My skepticism has made me a nicer person: not inclined to judge anything, I’m not inclined to get bothered by anything. It’s been a remarkable shift in mental landscape for me, and I hope to foster it, … Continue reading

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H.I.F. BYCU

H.I.F. “Upon their arrival back to Earth, the 750 space tourists . . . will be treated to Grey Goose cocktails designed specifically for the event. One example: the Grey Goose Galactic Martini, which blends vodka with raspberry eau-de-vie and … Continue reading

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Friday

BYCU A TDE reader found himself in Frankenmuth, Michigan, last weekend for its annual Oktoberfest. He sent me this article about a new up=-scale joint: Prost Wine Bar and Charcuterie. The place sounds neat, but the article is unremarkable, except … Continue reading

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Ferguson

Several lingerie companies have started setting up bra-fitting events in offices, called “bra parties.” Meanwhile, in offices in China and India, people are working. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Philosophy Now

I have a piece coming out shortly in Philosophy Now, a pop philosophical magazine published in London. Starting on Labor Day, they gave me free access to online content. I’ve been greatly enjoying it, so much so that I’ll be … Continue reading

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Kimmel

Kris and Bruce Jenner are getting divorced. The Jenner family is asking that no one respect their privacy at this difficult time. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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GKC Wednesday

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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