Archive for the ‘Just Stuff’ Category

Evelyn Waugh a “most-read female author”

Friday, February 26, 2016 20:33 No Comments

It looks like Time magazine has some fact-editing issues, as well as the “Notable Names Database.” From Time magazine (bold is mine): Methodology The Open Syllabus Project collected 1.1 million syllabi (of an estimated 80 to 100 million in existence) in the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia and Canada that date from the past 15 years to compile a list [...]

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Culture of Narcissism Meets Google Glasses

Sunday, January 26, 2014 21:45 18 Comments

The recent case of Google Glass wearer Cecelia Abadie being given a citation for wearing a computer-in-eyeglass device while driving is only a launch point for what will be some very interesting court battles. The citation was dismissed in a San Diego court by a judge who properly noted that the police could not prove the [...]

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The FCC and One Dirty Word

Monday, December 16, 2013 21:02 No Comments

An FCC fine on the horizon? This happened at Wichita’s KSN after news anchor Justin Kraemer signed off on the news late on Saturday night, when he thought the mics were off.

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DeCoster and DiLorenzo Won’t Eat Here

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 17:41 1 Comment

Honest Abe’s Burgers + Freedom? Since the place advertises massive servings of junk carbs like onion rings, mac & cheese with plasticized cheese, burgers with more bun than meat, cinnamon rolls the size of my head, and Abe as an artifact of freedom (see my anti-Abe article from a dozen years ago), I don’t think [...]

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Readers Demand I Fulfill Their Wishes

Monday, January 28, 2013 20:08 4 Comments

I often get letters from folks who agree with what I say in the end, but they say I don’t do enough. They say I should write about this, or that, or say it in another way, or spend more time researching and writing on….[take your pick]. They act as if because I don’t write [...]

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A House With No View

Saturday, January 26, 2013 21:06 1 Comment

This speaks for itself. An appropriate neighborly gesture for the local politician?

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The Desperate Nonloner

Saturday, December 15, 2012 19:33 5 Comments

This is a very compelling quote from the wonderful book, Party of One: The Loner’s Manifesto, by Anneli Rufus. The reason that it is so irresistible is that it fits a few people I know: By contrast, the average nonloner seems able to stand hours and hours with almost anyone. Sometimes it seems they would [...]

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The Primal Office

Monday, December 3, 2012 20:38 2 Comments

I like this New York Times article, “Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics.” The world of stand-up furniture is very cutting-edge stuff … or is it? But in the 19th and early 20th centuries, office workers, like clerks, accountants and managers, mostly stood. Sitting was slacking. And if you stand at work today, you join [...]

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The Anti-Kindle House

Sunday, November 18, 2012 7:12 2 Comments

This article from Gizmodo showcases a very interesting house that was built around a three-story bookcase. The photos are amazing. As usual, the comments section reveals some unusual thoughts.

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My Book Projects

Sunday, October 28, 2012 17:12 2 Comments

I went to the Mises Institute Supporters Summit this weekend for three reasons: (1) as a last hurrah, before I get really busy (2) to see some old friends and meet some new ones, and (3) to draw some inspiration from the event, and come home with a plan for what book(s) I will write, [...]

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