Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sunday

A TDE reader sent this along, with the observation that they probably just changed the label on their Bud Light cans: Anheuser-Busch brewery cans water instead of beer to aid Texas and Oklahoma flood victims | http://t.co/mTsyhAKksg — The Daily … Continue reading

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Saturday

Whew, the metaphysical hangover. We had Jack’s grad party last night. Whatta whirl . . . last night and this morning. The thing I hate most about parties is that I always, without fail, wake up groggy and thinking about … Continue reading

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Friday

BYCU So I’m talking with my oldest son, Alex, on my laptop. It’s evening and he’s drinking from a big, funky-looking can. I ask him what it is, and he says it’s something his local beer seller recommended: Stiegl breakfast … Continue reading

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Great to See

It looks like The University Bookman is now offered on Kindle . . . or at least two of them. $2.99 apiece. I just bought the Edmund Burke issue. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Thursday

Nock Notions Albert Jay Nock on the Great Fiction upon which The Washington Party relies for its increasingly-aggressive power grabs against society: “Republicanism permits the individual to persuade himself that the State is his creation, that State action is his … Continue reading

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GKC Wednesday

Chesterton Short(s) A GKC sighting of sorts, through Terry Teachout, editor of the Second Mencken Chrestomathy, writing about Chesterton’s contemporary (and occasional critic) H.L. Mencken: “He is the apostle of common sense.” Was this an intentional parallel to GKC? I … Continue reading

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Top Ten List: You might have a book obsession if: 10. You’ll never be able to finish all the books you’ve started. 9. You’re kinda surprised there’s not a medical term to describe a disordered erotic attraction to books. 8. … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Tuesday Trifles Good weekend here. I got all my garden stuff in, except those items that I am purposefully holding back to produce a staggered harvest. * * * * * * * I had a rough time with tomatoes … Continue reading

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Monday

From Reddit’s Today I Learned: “TIL that in 2008 Detroit police used SWAT tactics to raid a party at an art museum. Guns drawn, they forced everyone to the floor before searching every attendee and confiscating over 40 vehicles… all … Continue reading

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They Wanted $15 an Hour

http://i.imgur.com/08tLQUH.jpg The market is kinda like nature. You can keep beating it down, but unless you ruthlessly stomp it out like Lenin and Stalin did, it’ll keep pushing forward, just like prairie land is overtaking once-concretized Detroit. Bookmark it: del.icio.us … Continue reading

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Saturday

The BYCU article I linked to yesterday referenced this nifty piece: Catholic Church opens a bar. “[A] bar recently opened in northern France with the backing of the Catholic Church. Bar Cana in Lille launched this month as part of … Continue reading

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