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Tuesday, February 2. 2021
Well, the whole country is shoveling today. The West Coast is shoveling mud, the Midwest is shoveling snow, the Northeast is shoveling slush, and you know what they're shoveling in Washington. Hint: It's not shinola. By the way, our first item is an entire rundown of how that offal gets shoveled. Pay attention.
I hate to break it to you, but deplatforming conservatives from any meaningful place online was the last step, not the first. Act accordingly.
The shirtless fellow with the Flintstones lodge helmet presiding over our impromptu congress has nothing on this woman
It's impolitic to say so, but America's trips to the moon were just stunts. Yeah, yeah, we got Tang and Velcro, and showed up the Soviets, but the moon is just a really boring Disneyland with a very expensive ticket. Well, pretty soon, you can buy tickets, too.
Recent attempts to unionize at Google are superfluous. Apparently everybody's got to be paid the same already. Or else.
Ford and Google Cloud? I don't know why, but I'm reminded that two drunks often lean on each other to keep upright. Have fun with your new Woke dashboard.
Pretty interesting, but if you're prone to telling the truth, the counter of the excavated food joint in Pompeii looks exactly like a Subway sandwich shop.
Two women meet at the mall.
It'll be fun to sneeze on your phone instead of just cursing at it.
Those crazy kids at Wall Street Bets have stumbled onto a real nest of snakes. They'll eventually be broken on the Wall Street wheel, of course, and blame the wrong people for their troubles, and the problem won't get fixed, but think of the demagoguery and additional taxes we can look forward to from all this!
Why does Spotify keep playing Rage Against the Machine songs over and over? I went as far as saying I liked disco and Wayne Newton, but it saw right through that ruse.
And Spotify will play it over and over and over and over...
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I must say, I so enjoy the collection of links and wit in Roger's format...
You missed the Third (Gulf) Coast, where we are doggedly shoveling sunshine, and opening the windows to catch the cool morning air. And I am SO-O-O stealing the Diamond Ring joke for my Dad Jokes collection.
Great links, Roger!
The Spiked article is terrific, and it fills an unreported - maybe un-reportable - hole in the societal narrative. It goes a long way to explaining phenomena like AOC, who suddenly arrived on scene with a perfect wardrobe, lots of hot button issues ready at hand, and absolutely no experience, background history, or intellect to explain them - unless one assumes competent handlers. Some of the links are really chilling and disheartening in their slickness and unity of message - but they go a long way toward filling in the narrative of the past 5 years.
Re: Naked shorts
I don’t know how someone is allowed to sell something he doesn’t own. And yet in the world of Wall Street, that is or was possible. That fact alone is reason enough to reflexively hate Wall Street.
"The duck bones in particular correspond to the fresco of two mallards painted on the front of the counter, perhaps as a pictorial menu for the illiterate majority at the time."
In truth, Roman society was a relatively literate society, much more so than the medieval societies that succeeded it. The walls and buildings of Pompeii were festooned with graffiti.
Oh My! The AC/DC song creation parody was spot on. Best laugh of the day, maybe the week. Thanks.
Vell, I yam in Vashinkton, und it iss rrrrraining, buttt litely. No snow at my house.
I would Spitify on Spotify, if I cared, but I don't.