As part of my The Western Ain’t Dead collection.
On the Flipboard. I call it Things to Read.
In this issue:
- Victor Davis Hanson’s “An American Satyricon”
- Robert Stacy McCain’s “The Columbia Journalism Review is (Still) Decadent and Depraved”
- Jessica Khoury’s “Is It Science Fiction”
- An excerpt from Jordan Belfort’s Memoir, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
And much much more (well, more anyway)!
A few things to read that other people wrote:
- Stephen Green points out how Krugman tries to make capitalism pay for the sins of statists.
- How Richard Nixon forced the North Vietnamese to sign a peace, and why Bob Beckel is mad.
- RS McCain ponders the ineffable WTF-ness of South Carolina politics.
- Jeff Goldstein respectfully demurrs from the notion that people dislike Bloomberg because his name ends with “-berg”.
- A C.S. Lewis biography reminds people of what Lewis continually told them.
- Lileks laments the things that the Internet killed, and wonders where his office will wind up.
Finally, this guy worked very hard to reverse the gender roles of Donkey Kong so his daughter could play as Pauline (and if you knew that the girl in Donkey Kong was called Pauline, you know way more than I did about Donkey Kong)
Ask Sexy Stalin!, says the Byronic Man, and he is quite right.
MJ Monaghan writes,
Is it true you have an “I ♥ Stalin” tattoo?
It was supposed to say “I ♥ Sailin’.” The tattooist cleans toilets in the uranium mines now.
Do read the whole thing.
Buy most buyingly.
And so am I introduced to the Blah Blah Blog.
As I said, it’s not about health. If it was, no one would mention the cost of obesity. It’s an issue only because the rest of us have to pay for it? If that’s the case, then there’s no end to the restrictions we can conjure up and impose with equal parts of sadness and resolution. Smoking was easy because it stinks. Trans-fats was easy because no one knew what they were; it’s not like you go down the store to pick up some trans-fats. The soda laws appeal to the overclass because fat people are disgusting.
This might not do anything, but it’ll show them who has pull around here.
Read. The. Whole. Thing.