Monthly Archives: April 2015

Conan

In Baltimore, the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox played a game today in a completely empty stadium. It was the first major sporting event to be played in an empty stadium, unless you count every professional soccer game in … Continue reading

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Thursday

Consistent with my statement last Monday that I was going to start frequenting The American Spectator site more often, I did and immediately found a great article on McDonald’s by Daniel Flynn. In short, Flynn isn’t lovin’ it. He notes … Continue reading

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From Reddit’s Today I Learned Feature

No comment: “TIL that Martin Luther King Jr’s assassin, James Earl Ray was once erroneously honoured during a parade which intended to praise the actor James Earl Jones. Lauderdale, Florida accidentally created a plaque in January 2002 which read ‘Thanks … Continue reading

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Meyers 

Scientists have discovered that Tyrannosaurus Rex may have had a vegetarian cousin. Man, it must suck to have a vegetarian in the family when your arms are too short to cover your ears. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot … Continue reading

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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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Tuesday

I used to enjoy greatly boxing. I lost $5 on the Hearns/Leonard fight (big Tommy fan), which was a lot of money back in the early 1980s for a high school kid. I boxed at the University of Michigan for … Continue reading

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Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling Great Mencken article at The American Conservative. Three brief excerpts: “When Mencken started at the Baltimore Herald in 1899, the newspaper had a spittoon at every desk but not enough typewriters to go around.” “Everyone involved in making … Continue reading

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Sunday

Nock Notions And anything that tears down society ought to be resisted by Catholics everywhere: “It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its … Continue reading

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Interesting

H.I.F.From the “Today I Learned” sub-reddit at Reddit: “TIL If you earn more than US$21,000 a year, you are part of the richest 4% of the planet.” No wonder I walk with such a swagger. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit … Continue reading

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Friday

BYCU This link has one of the best assortment of “info-graphics” (deplorable term) I’ve ever seen about drinking. Want to identify the different types of wine glasses? See chart 1. Want to match chips with wine? Chart 5. How about … Continue reading

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Thursday

Rominations The first thing that needs to be understood is this: The Roman Empire was a united civilization, the prime characteristic of which was the absolute and unconditional acceptance of one common mode of life by everyone who dwelt within … Continue reading

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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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