Wednesday Open Thread

Cops are not social workers… Chief Brown speaks truth

Tempered Steel

Dallas Police Chief David Brown

The more I read about Dallas Police Chief David Brown the more optimistic I feel. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan’s homage to his protectors during his first post-assassination attempt speech in April 1981 — Sick societies don’t produce men like Chief David Brown. From the Los Angeles Times:

A three-decade […]

Hold The Cream, Please

In keeping with this weekend’s apparent theme of gross news out of Europe, a Swiss firm has announced it plans to open a “Cafe Fellatio” in Geneva this year. And it’s not just a clever name, either.

Modelled on similar establishments in Thailand, the proposed Geneva café would add a new dimension to the […]

Wednesday Open Thread

Scene 23 from the Bayeux Tapestry: Harold swearing oath on holy relics to William, Duke of Normandy

On this date in 1825 the British Parliament officially ended feudalism.

It’s Usually Sausage

Ready for smuggling!

Mmmm… Is that maple bacon? NOOOOOO:

Customs officers at the Hamad International Airport, in the Qatari capital, have arrested a Yemeni man attempting to smuggle more than 12 kilograms (27 lbs) of sliced bacon hidden in his anal cavity.

53-year old Abd al Rahman Shamoun, was spotted by a specially trained […]

Preach It, Mike!

Mike Rowe tells the special snowflakes graduating from college what someone should’ve told them (and other millennials/Gen Xers) years ago.

Also, if you’re not familiarized with Prager U, I would highly recommend doing so. It’s one of the best conservative YouTube channels out there.

Friday Open Thread

On this date in 1888 the poem “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was published in the San Francisco Examiner.

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville Nine that day; the score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play. And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows […]

The 22 Most Conservative Foreign Movies of All Time (Part 1)

Some of you may remember that a couple years ago I posted a list of conservative foreign movies, which was later consumed in the Great Threedonian Apocalypse. In the meantime, I’ve added some more entries and decided to repost this as an expanded list of 22. The first half of which is as follows, and […]

Innovation Stagnation

Lars and JimmyC wrote today about technological progress. Specifically the progress witnessed by their grandfathers. I too used to marvel at all my oldest, surviving grandmother had witnessed in her life span (roughly 1908-2004). Like them, I doubt any other humans before or since will see the technological leaps they did.

As Lars and […]

Here Rests in Anonymity a New Yorker Known But to God

A trench at the potter’s field on Hart Island, New York, circa 1890 by Jacob Riis.

Earlier this week the New York Times had a fascinating piece on Hart Island’s “potter’s field” — burial ground for paupers and the unclaimed. It’s a sad story but unsurprising. One of the underappreciated downsides of the move […]