Monthly Archives: August 2020

Politics

Politics are a Riot I’m increasingly impressed by The American Mind Podcast. It has probably become my favorite “news” podcast. Now, I typically don’t listen to news podcasts, but as the riots heat up (though they’ll probably start slowing down) … Continue reading

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BYCU

Drinking for the Taste and Playing Poker for Funsies I gotta admit, I had no idea what this was about: NestlĂ© is adding a limited-edition gin and tonic-flavoured variant to its After Eight range of fondant mints this September. According … Continue reading

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This is a great idea – a menu that lets you buy the kitchen staff a round of beers. pic.twitter.com/VE10Hk6JBJ — Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) August 27, 2020 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Wokeness

Video Killed the Radio StarWokeness Killed the NBA Star Slate magazine struggles with the possibility that maybe, just maybe, the NBA’s wokeness is contributing to its abysmal ratings. Well, yeah. I can point to a ton of anecdotal evidence that … Continue reading

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A toast to the irish from r/HistoryMemes Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Gardening

It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here, so Take Off All Your Overalls I haven’t had many garden posts. Part of the reason: it’s been too hot. As I’ve gotten older, my heat tolerance has declined noticeably. In fact, I think it’s … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Fire Tornadoes Hit CA; Digital Tornado Hits TDE WAIT! Don’t leave. Your browser didn’t malfunction, you didn’t click wrong, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. You are at The Daily Eudemon. But reformatted. After 16 years. Back in 2004, I paid … Continue reading

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The Beer Site The number one beer website in the world is The Beer Advocate. That, anyway, according to The Beer Now Conference.. Actually, it ranks The Beer Advocate second, but Heineken is number one, so I don’t count it. … Continue reading

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Essay

Hesychasm My latest at Medium: How I Moved Beyond Stoicism: The largely-forgotten literary tradition that takes Stoicism to the next level. Excerpt: I’ve long been a fan of the Stoics. Epictetus especially, but Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations and the works of … Continue reading

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Midweek Miscellany

Cronies and Wolves and Higher Education The current Econtalk episode is pretty good. They talk about the future of higher education, in light of the fact that it appears that colleges can, indeed, work online. At least, that’s what they … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Twitter Kills Bee! Google Raises ACT Scores! Taibbi Raises Glass and Kills DNC! I woke up to news that Twitter had suspended the Babylon Bee. It was going to be the final straw for any hope that the Big Tech … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Pepsi Riots, the Hot Hand, and 33 Pieces of Advice Another of my emerging favorites at Medium talks about the great Pepsi Filipino riots of the early 1990s. Unbelievable story. It’s unbelievable because (i) it happened, and (ii) I’d never … Continue reading

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