In-Humanities

I know Floyd disagrees with me on this topic, but I find this nearly criminal.

FEWER HUMANITIES COURSES, MORE PH.D.’S

(emphasis mine)

A new report says that humanities departments in the United States produced 5,891 doctorates in 2015, the largest since the numbers were first tracked in 1987.

Meanwhile, the chief market for those […]

From The Trailer Park - The Hero/The Ranch: Season 3

Sam Elliott is a national treasure. Dispute that and I will fight you. And for today’s Trailer Park, we’ve got an Elliott two-fer, both coming out later this month.

First up is The Hero, starring Elliott as a washed-up former Western star coming to terms with his own old age and obsolescence. Elliott is […]

Kids These Days

Mark Hamill’s son cleverly trolls him on Twitter. Probably revenge for all those “I am your father!” jokes when he was a kid.

A Radical Mom

Rebecca Walker

Writer Alice Walker has become a feminist and civil rights icon thanks to her book The Color Purple, which was made into an Oscar-winning film by Steven Spielberg in the ’80s that made stars out of Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. Considering the story’s message of female empowerment, you’d think that being […]

Keep It Together, Man! Keep It Together!

Work from home, they said. You’ll be productive, they said.

Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)

Tom Petty deservedly honored this past weekend at the MusiCares pre-Grammys weekend show. Millions-mile-long list of acts paying tribute to a man who’s carved out an even millions-more-miles-deep catalog over five decades. As a lifelong fan over all those years, very cool seeing not only a wide variety of genres representin’, but a multi-generational vibe […]

How To Avoid Raising A Spoiled Snowflake

In the latest for Prager University, family psychologist John Rosemond discusses an issue that is crucial for parents wanting to raise happy, well-adjusted kids (and one that is often overlooked in favor of more oft-discussed topics like education, discipline styles, etc.): saying no to them. If conservative parents (and future parents) want to ensure […]

I love you all ... even you

Lunch-time stream-of-conscience’ing …

Dear Democrats, you lost. As Barack Obama noted to John McCain and Republicans still resistant to his 2008 victory, just deal with it. By “deal,” though, that doesn’t mean staging national protests which disrupt your neighbors, your fellow citizens from both sides of the aisle, as they move on with life. […]

In Defense of TV Violence: A Rebuttal

I’ve never watched “The Walking Dead,” nor do I plan to, but based on JimmyC’s description and the snippets he provided from Dave Taylor I think Taylor makes the better argument.

I don’t want anything banned, or censored. It’s not the coarsening of culture I’m concerned with as much of the dumbing down of […]

Sunday Open Thread