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Sending out this long distance dedication to NCAA Men’s basketball coaches, players, families of players, apparel companies, and fans everywhere…

The New Puritans, #3,737 in a series

It takes something pretty incredible to shock me regarding the potential for lunacy among humans, but this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/09/british-conductor-sacked-us-music-festival-joke-labelled-racist/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_fb

is almost impossible for me to believe!

(emphasis mine)

An acclaimed British conductor has been fired from a prestigious American music festival after a seemingly innocent joke he made to a black friend was labelled racist.

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Hap And Leonard Does Hollywood Diversity Right

(Note: this article has also been posted at Hollywood In Toto. Give them a look sometime – they’re an excellent movie/culture site.)

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about diversity in Hollywood, with many on the left demanding more roles for nonwhites, women, gays, etc. To make up for past injustices, they argue, […]

Tuesday Open Thread 

Billboard in Oak Ridge, TN during WW2. Manhattan Project? Never heard of it. 

Albert Does Dusseldorf

Speaking of the coarsening of discourse on television…

One of the Little Fireflies mentioned there was a new series starting on the National Geographic channel, “Genius” and asked if I would DVR it so we could watch it. I did a little research. I’ve read a few biographies of Albert Einstein so I thought […]

Tuesday Open Thread

Blimp crash during nuclear test in Nevada. 1957

Thursday Open Thread 

Highly recommend Werner Herzog’s Netflix Original volcano documentary “Into the Inferno”

Saturday Open Thread 

From The Trailer Park - American Pastoral

Set in 1960s small-town America, a man’s idyllic life is shattered when he learns that his teenage daughter has joined a radical counterculture group and committed a terrorist act. (Think The Weather Underground.)

Stars Ewan McGregor (who also directs), Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, David Strathairn. Written by John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer, Hell […]