Archive for February, 2006

Anything But Sedentary: The World’s Fastest Indian

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 21:16 Comments Off

The new movie, The World’s Fastest Indian, is more than a worthy afterthought to an aging speedster–making the story come alive was a 30-year dream of director Roger Donaldson. It is the true story of a phenomenal individual–Burt Munro of New Zealand–who tinkered with a 1920 Indian Twin Scout for most of his adult life, [...]

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Quail Hunting School

Monday, February 27, 2006 14:19 Comments Off

You can avoid the trauma of Dick Cheney, and learn to not shoot people while quail hunting. Just shoot 10 quail, avoid peppering Harry, and you get your certificate of successful completion. Now get busy. 6-pack and bourbon not included.

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Blonde Cavewomen Had More Fun

Monday, February 27, 2006 12:32 Comments Off

Tim sent this link along in response to my earlier post. Researchers say the tradition of blondes having more fun goes back to the end of the Ice Age. A report from the University of St. Andrews, published this week in Evolution and Human Behavior, says north European women evolved blond hair and blue eyes [...]

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On Conspicuous Consumption

Monday, February 27, 2006 11:10 Comments Off

Recently, I bought a very expensive, imported area rug for my new study. It’s the first thing people notice when they walk in the room. The elegance of this ornament makes me work better. I want to spend more time in my study. It’s supposed to have no redeeming value whatsoever. From Veblen’s Theory of [...]

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Concentration Camps for Blondes: A Play-By-Play

Monday, February 27, 2006 7:17 Comments Off

Lew Rockwell had posted this item from Slate on his website under the title “approved bigotry.” Admittedly, I wondered at bit at the title when someone pointed it out to me, and I clicked on it. But then I couldn’t believe the nature of the filth therein. Lew’s description was dead-on. This video story is [...]

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Boredom Kills

Sunday, February 26, 2006 18:19 Comments Off

Church shootings. As they say: Welcome to Detroit–now go home. What a sad state of affairs. Just north of me, in the quiet, lakeside ‘burbs, there was an awful double murder. Police veterans say it’s the worst they’ve ever see here. A husband and wife, in their 20s, and she was pregnant. He was wrapped [...]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Friday, February 24, 2006 11:29 Comments Off

The good is: Overall, the average literacy of college students is significantly higher than that of adults across the nation. Study leaders said that was encouraging but not surprising, given that the spectrum of adults includes those with much less education. Also, compared with all adults with similar levels of education, college students had superior [...]

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Stick Your Cheese Up……..

Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:11 Comments Off

In response to this post comes this from Kirsten: “My response to the Who Moved My Cheese? infection at my company has been to keep a copy of a parody of it entitled Who Cut the Cheese?: A Cutting Edge Way of Surviving Change by Shifting the Blame on my desk at work. Occasionally I’ve [...]

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The State vs Peter Duesberg

Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:04 Comments Off

Physician Donald Miller covers a very important topic on LewRockwell.com today. I thought everyone had forgotten about the great work of Duesberg. I had the pleasure of hearing him interviewed, many times, on a local talk show here in Detroit–in the 80s and 90s (via a skeptical, anti-state, quasi-Objectivist talk show host named Mark Scott). [...]

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Bob Hoffman, Joe Weider, Health, and the Fascist State

Thursday, February 23, 2006 7:34 Comments Off

Huebert makes a post over at LewRockwell.com that begs further expansion. His friend explains that Ed Opitz was a Bob Hoffmanite, which I find fascinating. Hoffman’s history is remarkable. Bob Hoffman was an interesting guy, and a hero. Let me ‘splain. He was instrumental–in so many ways–in rescuing modern weight training and methodology from total [...]

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