Month: March 2014

Frustrating

H.I.F. And people wonder why I resent girls’ athletics . . . and the federal government: “The U.S Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has forced a school in …

Interesting

H.I.F. 10 Total Tyrants From The History Of Rock And Roll. Sample: “In his desire for control, acted against Elvis’s interests. For example, Parker (who was secretly Dutch) feared …

Monday

Gardening Update What’s a gardening nerd to do? I plant a lot of sweet peppers. It’s the only food that almost everyone in my family enjoys, plus they thrive …

Sunday

A Random Passage “We lose ourselves in crowds, yet a terrible fear of anonymity haunts many Americans: we want to be known, remembered, thought of, and except in the …

Spring

I’ve been going to the Chicago Weather Center Blog more in order to get long-term weather predictions. It hasn’t provided any lately, but it did post these two pictures …

BYCU

BYCU You want to get the best deals at the grocery store? Be different. Here’s an excerpt from an article about “data mining” that shows how men with small …

Meyers

A New Jersey man who was released last week after 15 years in prison for robbing a shoe store was arrested the next day for robbing the exact same …

Conan

In a speech, Pope Francis criticized the Mafia and urged its members to repent. Which is why now every morning the Pope makes his assistant start the Popemobile.

Interesting

H.I.F. From Reddit’s “Today I Learned” sub-Reddit: “TIL that German used to be the second most widely spoken language in the US, before it was forcibly repressed during WWI. …

Thursday

I’ve never read Joseph Conrad. I consider it one of my greatest intellectual shames (and there are many). Theodore Dalrymple recently reminded (as Joseph Epstein and H.L. Mencken often …

Meyers

Three elephants escaped from a circus in suburban St. Louis on Saturday, and before they were captured they damaged two vehicles, injuring over 50 clowns.