Archive for February, 2011
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 [...]
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 [...]
Today is the anniversary (number 26) of one of the great moments in sports history.
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Here’s a funny video of a family whooping it up during some down time.
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 [...]
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 [...]