Month: October 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.… Read the rest


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 Transylvania, and the bathroom of a Del Taco.… Read the rest



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 label, fined the brewery, and removed the bottles from the Grand Rapids taproom. Rather than objecting, Founders created a new label (for use in Michigan only). It features a bowl of oatmeal and an empty chair. A note on the refrigerator behind the chair reads: “left the crib for a bit, call me if you need me, 616-522-2720.”

The message is a youngish-sounding man, saying he had to leave Michigan for awhile but hopes to come back.


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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 simply is voluntary poverty

He alone is in kinship with God who has scorned wealth.… Read the rest



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 Freud—whose thought Vladimir Nabokov once characterized as no more than private parts covered up by Greek myths.

How fine it was to read, as I not long ago did in a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., that King, too, greatly distrusted Jesse Jackson.

Neighborhood taverns—the workingman’s country clubs—are largely gone.… Read the rest

Police Brutality?

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, in fact, if the kid is holding onto the desk, there’s no way to do by yourself unless you flip the desk over or yank the kid’s arm so violently that you risk breaking it or yanking it out of the shoulder socket. … Read the rest