Month: June 2014

Reddit

From Reddit’s Today I Learned page: “TIL that Johnny Cash, while working as an Air Force radio operator in Germany intercepting Soviet broadcasts, was the first American to report …

Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling I’ve returned from vacation. All-in-all, it wasn’t a good one. Great people, but no activities that really interested me and shabby accommodations. And worst of all: I …

Sunday

Theodore Dalrymple was apparently two hours from my house last month but I didn’t know it. I doubt I would’ve made it to the lecture anyway, but I would’ve …

Saturday

Nassim Tale: “Never listen to a leftist who does not give away his fortune.” Enter leftist Gene Nichol: A controversial, outspoken law professor who frequently bashes Republicans and specializes …

I was never a Michael Jackson fan, but I mastered the moonwalk under the tutelage of another stock boy while working at K-Mart as a teenager. I didn’t realize …

Friday

BYCU For those TDE readers who are in the dating world, this is for you: 40 Catholic Pick Up Lines. Some of them are pretty lame, but my nineteen-year-old …

Kimmel

A piece of rock ‘n’ roll history was sold yesterday. Some of Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics from 1965 went up for auction and got $2 million. Paying $2 million …

Thursday

Kontent from the Kindle “Georges Simenon,” Nassim Taleb observes in Antifragile, “only wrote sixty days a year, with three hundred days spent ‘doing nothing.’ He published more than two …

Wednesday

I thought I long ago ran this great quote from Bill Kauffman’s Ain’t My America, but apparently not. He is quoting John Randolph: “No government, extending from the Atlantic …