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 cafĂ© would add a new dimension to the […]

Yeah...wait, what?

“Love is love”. So very progressive:

I’m Chris Hansen. Why don’t you take a seat over here?

h/t Imgur

From The Trailer Park - Westworld (Teaser)

“These violent delights have violent ends.”

Based on this tantalizing trailer, it appears that creator Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy) and producer JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) have taken the source material and run with it brilliantly. Michael Chricton’s script about a Western-style theme park of the future populated by robots was […]

Lies, Damned Lies, and Liberal Documentaries

Well, it appears that the makers of Katie Couric’s new anti-Second Amendment documentary “Under The Gun” are in a bit of hot water for that old liberal chestnut, deceptive editing (emphasis mine):

At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a […]

Grab Some Popcorn, Fritz!

The great Tom Cotton of Arkansas rips Harry Reid a new one on the Senate floor. ’bout time somebody told off that old bomb-throwing hack.

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 […]

Inconsistent Vegetative State

The priesthood of scientists and medical professionals… they don’t nearly as much squat as they purport to know. From the journal Aeon comes this unsurprising yet still disturbing story about how many folks — thousands of people — are still “here” even though they have been diagnosed as persistent vegetative…:

I had just finished […]

The Walking Thread: East (S6, E15)

“East” is essentially a filler episode, “the deep breath before the plunge” as Gandalf would say, killing time before next week’s series finale, which is sure to be intense as all get-out. As a result, I’m willing to cut it some slack for its slow pacing and lazy storytelling, but even so, it’s one […]

Due Process, what a concept

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 […]

The Peasants are Revolting!

William Leggett (1801-1839) was a Jacksonian era journalist and the intellectual leader of the laissez-faire wing of Jacksonian democracy.

I’ve been doing some reading on the Trump phenomenon — which is to say I’ve been looking at history and populist movements, especially in the U.S. Trump and his followers are not irrational and they […]