Archive for the ‘Just Stuff’ Category
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 [...]
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 [...]
This speaks for itself. An appropriate neighborly gesture for the local politician?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
I received an email from an LRC reader today. This type of theme is not too common, but I occasionally get these letters. It reads as follows: The Word of God teaches me it’s foolish and useless to tell a cold and hungry person to go forth, be filled and warm, unless I give them [...]
Joe Queenan has written a wonderful article on the Wall Street Journal making fun of himself and his addiction to reading books. Joe’s a bit of a Luddite, so I don’t agree with him about e-books, but he is a superb writer. I also found the embedded interview with Queenan to be quite amusing.
Martyn Ashton, the prominent bicycle trials rider, took a $16,000 Pinarello road bike out for a spin. In fact, an unusual spin for the race bike. He rode it like he stole it in this amazing display of verve and cycling mastery.