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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
UCLA Law professor Eugene Volokh at the Washington Post’s Volokh Conspiracy blog has an enfuriating/interesting piece on New York City’s plan to fine people for not using the proper pronoun to refer to them. Don’t think “he, she, or it”. No. Think “zhe, ze, hir, et al. I shit you not:
So people can […]
Clarence Louie (pictured above), Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Reservation in British Columbia, has some refreshingly blunt advice for his people.
His advice to young men on his home reserve? “Get a damn job, be a man. It should be embarrassing for you to raise your kids on welfare.”
Looking to succeed in […]
The gods must be crazy in Indonesia. From the BBC:
Indonesian police have confiscated a sex toy from a remote village after its inhabitants and some on social media mistook it for an “angel”. The doll was found in March floating in the sea by a fisherman in the Banggai islands in Sulawesi province. […]
As seen on the Book of Face
A series of YouTube videos titled “100 Years of Beauty” shows the evolution of a country’s fashions over the last century in about a minute each. It’s a fascinating window into each nation’s history, and Iran’s is particularly illuminating. Note the sudden change after the 1970s:
You can see more videos in the series […]
As if I didn’t loathe the media’s disgusting predilection for steering rush-to-judgement false narratives already, but ESPN’s latest 30 for 30, “Fantastic Lies,” about the Duke lacrosse team, solidified it even more last night.
Scary enough analogies to the Penn State and Jerry Sandusky events as the doc unfolded, but what interviewee Jay Bilas says […]