The Killers’ 2013 Christmas tune, with help from Owen Wilson and the BYU animation crew.
Apologies to John Mansfield if he was meaning to post this sometime.
I was looking down at the ground to see where we were headed. It’s pretty much a farm area, so there’s houses, barns, barbed wire fences, all kinds of things you can hit that it’s going to kill you. I had a brief thought about, “Well, this is my fate, oh well.” You know, the primary thing now is to make sure that at least one of us survives, and that one person that needs to survive is the student. And I figured what I would do is swing my body underneath hers, so that way she would land on me. The last three seconds just as we were spinning in, I told her to raise her legs.
Miraculously, the jump trainer survived.
The present is a province of the past.
I regret everything pathetic in the present world.
Thus Mencius Moldbug.
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Two detective novels I read recently unexpectedly had passages on being in love. (more…)
Here’s an interesting argument against religious freedom. I remain a strong supporter of religious freedom, naturally, but its worthwhile to examine good arguments against your verities from time to time.
If you look at it right, though, the argument is really more an argument for the separation of school and state than it is an argument against religious freedom. Any comprehensive system of education is an establishment of some belief system.
It is the policy of the Junior Ganymede Subcommittee for Internet Tomfoolery that Penn State University not be permitted to demand permission for links to it from the Jr. Ganymede without official written permission from the Junior Ganymede’s Vice President for Stonewalling and Incommunication, Mr. Mogollon Monster.
Fancy pens, green soda, jump ropes, turkey thermometers, lazy chairs, and cocktail shakers will embiggen your brain.
“Embiggen.” You keep using that word. I don’t think that word means what you think it means.
In fact, I don’t think that word is actually a word.