Month: March 2017

Friday

Brews You Can Use *The drinking story of the week: More older women are drinking hard. This story reminds me of dialogue in Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams: “You …

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According to a new poll, President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating among Russians is above 80 percent. Of course, that’s largely because he conducted the poll in person.

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A 16-year-old boy in Bosnia broke a world record this week by smashing 111 concrete blocks with his head in 34 seconds. When asked how it felt to break …

Thursday

The University Bookman: The Art of Flannery O’Connor in honor of her birthday https://t.co/oCgytT4pyf — University Bookman (@ubookman) March 25, 2017 By Michael Jordan. I know Professor Jordan. I …

Wednesday

Bullets I hate leaf blowers. They’re the jet skis of lawn care. “‘Hell’, wrote one chronicler, ‘felt herself defiled by his admission.’” Peter Ackroyd, writing about the death of …

Tuesday

Miscellaneous Rambling This is the best new movement I’ve seen in years: “Get ready for Calexit! Now Nigel Farage and the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ set their sights on …

Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling Whew. Whirlwind weekend. Tess’ 12th birthday party Friday evening, work Saturday morning, 27-hour polka party tour to Detroit, home for Michael’s basketball sports banquet. Left me tired, …

Saturday

Interesting new book: Collection of photos by Hitler’s personal bodyguard. The bodyguard, who just died in 2013, apparently held Hitler in high regard and said he was a nice …

Friday

BYCU I’m going to a polka party this weekend. The obvious question is: What does a guy drink to prepare for a polka dance? The obvious answer is: lots. …

When the World is On Fire, Christians Can't Just Tend Our Gardens https://t.co/iJNMqXDvTj @JZmirak #BenedictOption #TheStream — The Stream (@Streamdotorg) March 22, 2017

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North Korea today described its nuclear program as “a treasured sword of justice,” which is the same term Kim Jong Un uses to describe his cheese knife.