Junior Ganymede
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Still making the Internet memes

October 09th, 2017 by Vader

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October 09th, 2017 15:24:26

Mike Fink is a classical baritone

October 07th, 2017 by Mike Fink

And the most rip-roaring, tub-soaking, hand-winning, shirt-stealing classical baritone you ever laid ear on.

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October 07th, 2017 10:21:35

The Myth of Martyrdom

October 03rd, 2017 by Bookslinger

The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers by Adam Lankford. (At Amazon.)

If you don’t want to buy/read the whole book, you can listen to John Batchelor’s interview with the author at AudioBoom, or on Batchelor’s podcast on itunes: (more…)

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October 03rd, 2017 09:42:29

September Canyon

September 18th, 2017 by G.

On the sweetness of Southwest/American/Mormon life. (more…)

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September 18th, 2017 05:46:57

Heaven Help Us

September 14th, 2017 by Bertie

That blighter Steggles is making book on jihadis.

One instinctively sees how the thing will work, of course. Each attack is scored by the victims and the number of candelight vigils–though one does wonder if the jihadi himself will count if he kills himself also, surely the race stewards can only grant partial credit –and then the competitors are compared with due adjustments for their handicap.

All the same, is nothing sacred? One does have one’s code, dash it. The thing is scarcely preux. (more…)

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September 14th, 2017 09:46:38

A few words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

August 17th, 2017 by Bookslinger

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. So when Jesus says ‘Love your enemies,’ he is setting forth a profound and ultimately inescapable admonition. Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies– or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing wars – must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

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August 17th, 2017 12:55:42

His Majesty’s leadership philosophy

August 10th, 2017 by Vader

Speaking of lifting up, I leave for the eclipse in the morning.  In my absence, His Majesty may try posting a thing or two. Be forewarned.

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August 10th, 2017 15:18:48

Please, Sir, Can I Have Another . . .

August 02nd, 2017 by G.

Doomerick? (more…)

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August 02nd, 2017 05:21:54

#YOLCT

August 01st, 2017 by G.

#YOLCT

Battle cry of a generation.

Specifically, a generation of mild reincarnationists.

You Only Live a Couple of Times.

#YOLCT

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August 01st, 2017 05:29:29

Revealed Preference

July 18th, 2017 by Vader

Everybody says they want more in-depth journalism, more serious and thoughtful discussion on cable-news shows, and more highbrow programming, but what everybody actually watches is porn and the Sean Hannity show.

Thus Kevin D. Williamson

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July 18th, 2017 10:01:37

Wicked Parenting Traditions of Society

July 09th, 2017 by Zen

This article makes an interesting thesis, that the way children are being raised now, makes them more accepting of an authoritarian society, because they never had the free time, or freedom, to do as they please. If they have always looked to adults for direction, if they haven not learned anything else, then they will continue to look to others, such as government, when they are older.

One important foundation of freedom are found in childhood play and children learning to act.

Is American Childhood Creating an Authoritarian Society?

I have had an inchoate feeling that our nation’s philosophy on parenting is largely as unhealthy as the immoral society that spawned it. This is one manifestation of that.

 

 

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July 09th, 2017 20:34:44

The Doomerick

June 30th, 2017 by G.

Poor Cassandra.  The doomerick was the missing tool in her arsenal.

A nice little Civ in the West,

decided it’d be for the best

to cheer on the gay

and spend more than it could pay

and give common sense a good rest.

I’m working on one for Dr. Charlton and Dr. Woodley.  What rhymes with deleterious mutation?

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June 30th, 2017 07:18:48

A Fellow Just Can’t Innovate

June 30th, 2017 by Bertie

Sometimes a fellow wakes up and finds himself in the yeasty ferment of a veritable Renaissance, full of zip and champagne, like all the world has joined the Drones Club.   If the man on the street wants to know if Bertram thinks these days are sartorially whiz-bang, full of infinite possibility and whatnot, Bertram will reply, “dear man on the street, you betcher.”  We are the awed witnesses of major innovations such as serge de nim and the super-long tie. (more…)

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June 30th, 2017 07:14:19

Dietary Advice from Church History

June 26th, 2017 by G.

The following story illustrates how pride led Thomas B. Marsh, who was President of the Quorum of the Twelve, and his wife, Elizabeth, into apostasy.

While living in Far West, Missouri, Sister Marsh and Sister Harris decided to exchange milk so they could each make a larger cheese than they otherwise could. They agreed to send each other both the milk and the cream from their cows. But Sister Marsh saved a pint of cream from each cow and sent Sister Harris the milk without the cream.

A quarrel arose, and the matter was referred to the bishop. When he determined that Sister Marsh had violated her agreement, she and her husband were upset and appealed the matter to the high council and then to the First Presidency. Each council approved the original decision that Sister Marsh had been in error.

Thomas B. Marsh declared that he would sustain the character of his wife. Soon afterward, he turned against the Church and went before a government official to declare that the Latter-day Saints were hostile toward the state of Missouri. (See George A. Smith, in Journal of Discourses, 3:283–84.)

 

Moral: Skim Milk is of the Devil.

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June 26th, 2017 07:00:03

Turn off the Radiator

June 14th, 2017 by Bertie

I’m hot under the collar.  I mean that literally.  The dear old collar is bedewed with the sweat of Bertram’s brow, earned not with honest toil but from this blooming heat.  How in the middle of hocking all their little sundries to the Chineman these Yanks can afford to pay such a whopping great heating bill is beyond me.  One wishes like billy-o for a dashed cooling breeze.

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June 14th, 2017 07:26:39