Junior Ganymede
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Woman murdered by elk

November 30th, 2009 by Vader

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November 30th, 2009 16:27:47

We are a happy family

November 30th, 2009 by Vader

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November 30th, 2009 16:20:16

Ennui

November 30th, 2009 by Vader

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November 30th, 2009 11:06:05

Fame

November 29th, 2009 by Vader

Is not merit-based. (more…)

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November 29th, 2009 15:16:48

Racist results on Google

November 27th, 2009 by Vader

Google defends itself for posting links to racist and anti-Semitic sites. (more…)

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November 27th, 2009 10:48:53

LOLeconomists

November 27th, 2009 by Vader

Adam Smith meets Fluffy

Adam Smith meets Fluffy

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November 27th, 2009 09:29:01

Borges and Mamet

November 26th, 2009 by GST

I spent the day profitably, reading Borges. It struck me that the story “Unworthy” is of a piece with the David Mamet picture “Homicide.” Borges’ Santiago Fischbein, Argentine bookstore proprietor and former street tough, tracks to Mamet’s detective Bobby Gold.

Both are recommended.

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November 26th, 2009 23:59:49

Biden pardons Thanksgiving yam

November 26th, 2009 by Vader

From The Onion, of course.

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November 26th, 2009 20:03:18

Jonah Goldberg on Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2009 by G.

here are the bullet points of why I love Thanksgiving:

• It’s not commercialized because there are no gifts. Kay Jewelers has not yet figured out how to pimp-out American womenfolk for Thanksgiving (“every drumstick begins with second-base” never caught on as a slogan).

• It’s America’s only nationalist holiday. The Fourth of July, President’s Day, and even Veterans’ and Memorial Day are celebrations of the nation-state created by the American founding. In short, our other holidays are about patriotism, not nationalism. Thanksgiving meanwhile celebrates a pre-constitutional relationship with the Almighty. I wouldn’t quite say it’s a pre-modern or blood-and-soil holiday, but it is about Providence and the great gift being here, in this place, is. A little mystic nationalism is a good and healthy thing because it provides the emotional sinew that helps us hold onto our patriotism. This country is great and good for many reasons. But one reason for its greatness, too often forgotten, is that it is ours.

• It’s all about family, formal and informal. The Thanksgiving table is one of the few times every year where you can define your own little nation-state, your own little Hobbit warren, in your own little Shire. I’m not saying that we lose our concern for our fellow man, but we are reminded that life’s joys come not from abstract people, but real ones.

• Left-over turkey sandwiches are as pure a distillation of awesomeness as man has ever conspired to produce.

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November 25th, 2009 15:30:50

Fail fail

November 25th, 2009 by Vader

Would that be a metafail?

Screwtape proposes a toast

Screwtape proposes a toast

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November 25th, 2009 11:50:12

Quote of the day

November 24th, 2009 by Vader

Stephen Green:

If there really was a Party Of No, I would so join.

Sign me up too.

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November 24th, 2009 11:27:42

Extraordinary rendition

November 23rd, 2009 by Vader

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November 23rd, 2009 12:18:50

Lileks on Thangsgiving

November 23rd, 2009 by Vader

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November 23rd, 2009 12:10:37

Return of the marriage tax

November 21st, 2009 by Vader

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November 21st, 2009 00:41:28

The Botox Tax!

November 19th, 2009 by Vader

Just one of a number of wrinkles in the health care bill. (more…)

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November 19th, 2009 11:11:39