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    Archive for May, 2015

    Sunday

    Sunday, May 31st, 2015

    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 Eudemon (@TheDailyEudemon) May 30, 2015 All jokes aside, it’s a very nice thing AB did, […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, May 30th, 2015

    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 all the guests I didn’t even say “hi” to. What’s the proper party protocol there? […]

    Friday

    Friday, May 29th, 2015

    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 beer. I couldn’t find much about Stiegl on the web, though it appears to be […]

    Great to See

    Thursday, May 28th, 2015

    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 |

    Thursday

    Thursday, May 28th, 2015

    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 action, that when it expresses itself it expresses him, and when it is glorified he […]

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

    Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    GKC Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

    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 haven’t the foggiest, but a Google search of Teachout and Chesterton turns up quite a […]

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

    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. You don’t think the word “disordered” is appropriate in the previous sentence. 7. You’ve ever […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

    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 and sweet peppers this year. Only 30 of my sweet peppers germinated and my tomato […]

    Monday

    Monday, May 25th, 2015

    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 because the museum didn’t have the right alcohol permit.” It links to this article. Consistent […]

    They Wanted $15 an Hour

    Sunday, May 24th, 2015

    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 | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

    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 an effort to reach out to younger people, who might be more willing to interact […]

     


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