Archive for February, 2011

I Am What I Think

Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:47 11 Comments

This post is the result of a conversation that was carried out on a Google Group I belong to that is for paleos (paleo-primal lifestylers) who are philosophically libertarian. The posts discussed writing style, and why some of us write the way we do. That is, why are the writings of some folks sanitized (softened to [...]

This was posted under category: Just Stuff

A Message From Our Sponsors

Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:37 10 Comments

The American Heart Association fraudulently recommends that people eat a high-carb, high-grain, low-fat diet. Here is a snapshot of its website (below) showing just a couple of the AHA’s many sponsors: Novartis and Schering-Plough. Got a clue yet? The only ad I use to sponsor the paleo (real food) diet is the photo at the [...]

This was posted under category: Big Pharma, Food & Nutrition

A Great Sports Anniversary

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:52 7 Comments

Today is the anniversary (number 26) of one of the great moments in sports history.

This was posted under category: Sports

Herbert Kornfeld, My CPA Hero

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 21:43 2 Comments

I was reminded, today, of one of my all-time CPA heroes from the early Onion days, Herbert Kornfeld. Herbert was the CPA and Accounts Receivable supervisor at Midstate Office Supply, and The Onion ran him from about 1999 – 2007. He was a really dorky white CPA who spoke ebonics. A sampling: “I gots skillz, [...]

This was posted under category: Jocularity

The Detroit Rothbardian News

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 19:15 2 Comments

Well, not exactly, but how often do you see a Detroit News article or blog with a link to a Murray Rothbard article (“Capitalism versus Statism” in 4th paragraph) published on the Mises Institute website? Thanks to a local guy and fellow Walsh grad, Craig Norris, for the heads-up.

This was posted under category: Economics

From Free-Range to Safety Corral

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:59 6 Comments

Toys are no longer fun things for playing. They “develop gross motor skills,” “develop spatial awareness,” and improve “concentration and memory while reinforcing dexterity and hand-eye coordination.” Lenore Skenazy, the original Free-Range Mom, has written a great column published in today’s Wall Street Journal: “Parents Are Taking the Fun Out of Toys.” Lenore is noted [...]

This was posted under category: Free-Range Life

The World’s Five Best Toys (that aren’t on the government’s “safe” list)

Sunday, February 13, 2011 19:22 10 Comments

From Wired magazine: A stick, box, string, cardboard tube, and dirt. A heroic article. I’d also add the most politically incorrect of all toys – plastic bags. And maybe even rocks and pillows, along with a special nod to blister packaging. There were the days when imagination and jocularity trumped senseless and overbearing child safeguards from [...]

This was posted under category: Safety Nazis

Old-Fashioned, Silly Fun

Sunday, February 13, 2011 18:39 1 Comment

Here’s a funny video of a family whooping it up during some down time.

This was posted under category: Fun

Detroit’s Prime Time

Sunday, February 13, 2011 17:23 3 Comments

Bailout aside, everyone knows this is one damn fine commercial. No Super Bowl spot received as many google hits as this commercial except the Star Spangled Banner flub by Christina Aguilera. My one beef: at 39 seconds into the video you see a doorman, and the building behind him is the Penobscot building. Only that [...]

This was posted under category: Detroit

I Refuse to Let Go of My Retro

Sunday, February 13, 2011 15:39 10 Comments

I was leisurely making my way through my iTunes library and playlists this afternoon, juggling around some of my music for the purpose of relaxation, with a bit of productivity thrown in. I came across one song that reminded me of why I love music so much, and why music that sounds extraordinary is so [...]

This was posted under category: Music