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    Archive for October, 2015

    Meyers

    Saturday, October 31st, 2015

    In more Apple news, a new poll shows that the Apple Watch is struggling to gain popularity, and experts are calling the watch the worst device Apple has ever made. At least until the debut of the upcoming Apple Fax. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Conan

    Saturday, October 31st, 2015

    China announced it is going to start allowing couples to have more than one child. Which means nine months from now, Apple’s work force in China will double. For Halloween, Google Maps has created a Street View tour of the world’s scariest locations. The scariest locations include a haunted castle in Scotland, a graveyard in […]

    BYCU Supplemental

    Saturday, October 31st, 2015

    A TDE reader sent me this classic. It brought back some nostalgia and even a hankering for a Stroh’s, even though I haven’t touched that stuff in thirty years: Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, October 30th, 2015

    BYCU For about a decade, Founders Brewing Company’s Breakfast Stout label has depicted a Norman Rockwell-esque drawing of a baby eating a bowl of oatmeal. Unfortunately, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission administrative rules prohibit alcohol containers to “depict or make reference in any manner to minors.” The MLCC found out that Founders never registered the […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, October 29th, 2015

    Twitterables Courtesy of Seneca: When one is busy and absorbed in one’s work, the very absorption affords great delight. Unblest is he who thinks himself unblest. When a man has said: “I have lived!”, every morning he arises he receives a bonus. Study cannot be helpful unless you take pains to live simply; and living […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

    Twitterables Courtesy of Joseph Epstein If the same progress as had been made in education were made in the culinary arts, we should today still be eating soup with our hands. The physicist Wolfgang Pauli used to respond to the inadequate answers of his less than brilliant students by saying, “That isn’t even wrong!” Sigmund […]

    Police Brutality?

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

    Officer flips student out of her desk. I have no opinion about whether the officer acted appropriately, but have you ever tried to get a kid out of a school desk against his or her will? I have (albeit as part of roughhousing, not in a genuine altercation). It’s impossible to do it gently and, […]

    Grocery Store Sign

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

    A little extreme, it would seem. And what’s with the capitalization? Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

    Twitterables Courtesy of Bill Kauffman: Henry James’s definition of a cosmopolite: a little bit of everything and not much of anything. Three a.m., the soul’s midnight, as Ray Bradbury calls it. Conversation is the casualty in the empire of noise. Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine (1957), the finest evocation of a boyhood summer I have read. […]

    Monday

    Monday, October 26th, 2015

    Miscellaneous Rambling Whatta glorious Indian Summer! I’m really enjoying the extra time outdoors. I’ve done all sorts of stuff to get the garden ready for next spring, so much so that I’m reminded of Luke 12 and the parable of the fool who stored grain. * * * * * * * It’s Twitter week […]

    Sunday

    Sunday, October 25th, 2015

    H.I.F. Well, at least he has the decency to admit it, which is more than any leaders in the federal government are wiling to do: Tony Blair apologises for ‘mistakes’ over Iraq War and admits ‘elements of truth’ to view that invasion helped rise of Isis. Awhile back, I concluded that, if I’m angry about […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, October 24th, 2015

    A must-read: Cardinal Danneels: A Wolf in Shepherd's Clothing | The Stream https://t.co/dHHa3YMfy5 — The Daily Eudemon (@TheDailyEudemon) October 20, 2015 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

     


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