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How Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive

19th April 2017

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Well, for one thing, it’s full of people who ‘self-identify’ as Christians. Funny how that works.

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Thought for the Day

16th April 2017

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Knife-Wielding Stabbing Machine Could Help Solve Violent Crimes

7th April 2017

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Science marches on.

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Pinball Prison Blues

7th April 2017

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Not quite a Four Chord Song, but still….

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Uninspirational Quotes for People Who Hate Inspirational Quotes

24th March 2017

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These go with your Demotivation Posters. My favorite:

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Despite Political Boycotts, Ivanka Trump’s Brand Boasts Record Sales for February

8th March 2017

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Boycotts only work when you’ve got a lot of people behind you. AstroTurf don’t count.

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Remembering Calvin Coolidge’s Record on Civil Rights

21st February 2017

Walter Olson reminds us.

 

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Why Frederick Douglass Was an Exemplary American

13th February 2017

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Not every black American is Al Sharpton.

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George Washington: A Descendant of Odin?

10th February 2017

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And why not?

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This Robot Cooks Your Pizza En Route to Your House

9th February 2017

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We have the technology.

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C. S. Friedman Contest Winner!

5th February 2017

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Well, if I’m going to win something, it might as well be something good.

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All Houston Does (Economically) is Win

4th February 2017

Joel Kotkin lays it out.

At its current rate of growth, Houston could replace Chicago as the nation’s third-largest city by 2030.

Why would anyone move to Houston? Start with the economic record.

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Many Are Cold, but Few Are Frozen

1st February 2017

Bluebird of Bitterness celebrates the season.

My favorite is the polar bear.

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Amazon Echo and Echo Dot Update Adds “Computer” Wake Word to Help Complete the Star Trek Fantasy

26th January 2017

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And about time, too.

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‘It’s All About the Narrative, Larry’

24th January 2017

Watching Donald Trump deal with the DemLegHump Media has been one of the most entertaining experiences in my sixty-odd years on this planet. It’s like watching a really, really good matador work a clever-but-not-clever-enough bull through its paces in the ring. Every Republican President since Nixon has gone into the arena and done his best, but wound up on the horns eventually. Every one — until now.

Scott Adams has done yeoman work playing Ernest Hemingway for us, pointing out the finer points of the process, but you don’t need to be an expert to appreciate a job well done.

Every day, sometimes multiple times during the day, Donald Trump (or one of his crew) walks up to the media bull and boots it in the butt. We then step back and watch it run around in circles and jump up and down, sweating and snorting and pawing and bleeding into the sand. Then it happens again. And again. You begin to wonder how long the beast is going to last. It never seems to learn.

Donald Trump appreciates, as has no Republican politician before him, that the public image of the Presidency is all about Narratives. Narratives are not about truth, but about persuasion. The DemLegHump Media have had a monopoly on creating public narratives since Vietnam went sour, and they are so accustomed to getting their way (in service to the Democrat party) that they don’t know how to react to somebody who is even better at it than they are. In military strategy terms, he has gotten inside of their decision loop and is leading them on a merry chase, all the while laughing maniacally. ‘Run run run/As fast as you can/You can’t catch me/I’m the Gingerbread Man!’

I keep expecting some cartoonist (yeah, Ramirez, I’m looking at you) to do a panel where Trump is shining a laser pointer on the floor while a bunch of cats labelled ‘ABC’, ‘NBC’, ‘AP’, ‘NYT’, and ‘WP’ run around attempting to catch it, with the caption ‘Hate the media? No, no, no. I LOVE the media. They’re so cute!’

Pass the popcorn. It’s going to be a fun four years.

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Woman Thrown Off Her Flight to Cheers After Berating a Trump Supporter

23rd January 2017

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Left-Wing Rude doesn’t work the way it used to.

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Why Thousands of Low-Income Americans ‘Donate’ Their Blood Plasma to For-Profit Centers

16th January 2017

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It’s called ‘plasmaphoresis’ and I did it as a graduate student. It’s a great way to make money for students and other people with more time than cash. That and my Reserve drill pay paid my living expenses.

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Kitchen Tool Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Mushrooms

16th January 2017

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If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

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Jack Daniel’s Is Now Making Coffee

15th January 2017

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The non-alcoholic product is 100% Arabica coffee, roasted medium and infused with Old No.7.

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Trump: ‘Obamacare Was A Lie From The Beginning’

5th January 2017

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“The fact is ObamaCare was a lie from the beginning,” he said in the typo-ridden tweets, calling Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the “head clown” of Democrats he accuses of blaming other people for the healthcare mess they created. Republicans are setting an aggressive agenda to repeal and replace parts of the health care law as the new Congress gets started.

This is why people voted for Donald Trump. He says what they’re thinking.

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It Was the Best of Times

28th December 2016

Kevin Williamson urges you to suck it up.

Buck up, you pansies: 2016 was the best year in human history, and 2017 almost certainly will be better.
We can build railways and food-distribution networks in Ethiopia and reverse-engineer viruses and figure out clever ways to squeeze a little more productivity out of an acre of agricultural land or a lithium battery. Howard Hughes was one of the richest men in the world, but he never drove a car as good as yours. Most of your grandparents never set foot in a house as nice as an ordinary new house in 2016. And the children who are born in 2017 will one day look back on us as poor.

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Diversity

25th December 2016

Chinese Food on Christmas

Atheist Song

 

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Christmas Can-can

25th December 2016

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Steven Stills Is Underrated

16th December 2016

Read it. And listen.

He was the driving force behind three of the best (non-Beatles) songs of the 1960s/early 1970s: Bluebird, Wooden Ships, and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes; in the process he anchored two of the major super-groups of that era.  “For What It’s Worth” is one of the most recognizable and oft-used iconic songs of the 1960s.  “Helplessly Hoping” is good too.  He was an underrated guitarist, try Super Session, with Michael Bloomfield and Al Kooper.

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Thought for the Day

12th December 2016

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Monkeys Eyebrow, Kentucky

7th December 2016

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An Oral History of ‘Get a Mac’

6th December 2016

Read it. And listen to the audio.

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The Firm That Can Turn Deceased Loved Ones Into Ceramics – From Coffee Cups to Vases

26th November 2016

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I wish I could have had my mother turned into a jar or something. Then I could run over it with my car, glue the pieces back together, and then run over it again.

She and I didn’t get along.

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Friday Happy Dance

25th November 2016

Watch it. And rock out.

With thanks to Bluebird of Bitterness.

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Nation’s Uncles Enter Last Stage of Prep for Thursday’s Thanksgiving Debates

25th November 2016

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Sequestered in their homes today to review talking points on a range of topics from gay marriage to Gaza to the wisdom of purchasing a hybrid car, the nation’s uncles have reportedly entered their final stages of preparation for Thursday’s highly anticipated sit-down Thanksgiving dinner debates.

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Thought for the Day

24th November 2016

Extra Time

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Kong: Skull Island

17th November 2016

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I am going to enjoy this movie.

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28 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Bacon Fat

16th November 2016

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Doing our bit to make America great again.

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Price of Lab-Grown Burger Falls From $325K to $11.36

13th November 2016

Be still my heart.

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Happy Veterans Day

11th November 2016

You’re welcome.

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Happy Birthday, USMC

10th November 2016

Some of us remember.

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Song of the Day

9th November 2016

Harvard Blues

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Man at Arms: Reforged

6th November 2016

Every wonder how medieval weapons are made? There’s a collection of YouTube videos for that.

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Wintergatan – Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)

5th November 2016

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This reminds me of the animatronic music videos you can see on YouTube.

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Someone Invented A ‘Pancake Printer,’ So It’s Safe To Say Everything Officially Exists

3rd November 2016

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The pancake printer works just like a 3-D printer. You draw or upload some design, send that design to the printer (in this case, via SD card). Then, voila! You have a pancake printed in the shape of your dreams.

Well. There it is.

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Wikipedia Scrambles to Fix ‘Pathological Liar’ Entry to Remove Hillary’s Picture

3rd November 2016

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And replace it with Bill’s, no doubt.

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How Many Pumpkins Does It Take to Stop a .50 Cal Desert Eagle? [VIDEO]

27th October 2016

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Just because we all need a little break.

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Seven Easy Steps to Dress Like a Lumbersexual

25th October 2016

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10 Reasons You Should Be Cooking With Lard

22nd October 2016

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In a not so distant past (about a century ago) and in a not so foreign land (like, in America), lard was the fat that people cooked with. It wasn’t butter. Nor canola oil. And definitely not extra virgin olive oil.

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Scott Adams for President

22nd October 2016

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I’ve noticed that a lot of people are struggling to come up with creative ways to insult me on Twitter. As a public service, I will organize the common approaches in this post so people can insult me by number.

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Grizzly Bears Make Great Product Testers

19th October 2016

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Bears at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Mont., are given 60 minutes to try to pry, scratch and dig into various outdoor products. Manufacturers hope their gear will be certified “bear resistant.” Photo: Grizzly & Wolf Center

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Rita Hayworth: Stayin’ Alive

17th October 2016

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Sometimes the old ways are best.

Thanks to Debby Witt, a kindred soul.

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Worried Family Checks on Grandmother After Hurricane by Ordering Pizza to Her House

13th October 2016

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‘Police and fire couldn’t do it, but Papa John’s got there in 30 minutes,’ says grandson.

Markets work.

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Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate

13th October 2016

My Back Pages

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Kol Nidrei

13th October 2016

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