Junior Ganymede
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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

The Hollywood of the West Coast

May 26th, 2017 by G.

Hollywood is Hollywood for stupid people.

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May 26th, 2017 09:39:43

L’affaire North Korea

April 19th, 2017 by Bertie

Viz. these recent contretemps out Korea way, I will advance no observations, not being one of those brainy international affairs chappies who like nothing better than to roll up their sleeves and pitch in to an foreign entanglement before breakfast.  I did have some hopes that through the good offices of Jeeves and self, something could be done about the sartorial stylings of Kim-Jong Wassname, which cause strong men to wince.  But the dashed State Department flat refused.  Lack of vision, I expect, eh, what?

So now I come to the res, or gravamen, of my remarks.  Nork is fun to say.  Nork, nork, nork.  Its dashed lulzy and rather trips off the tongue.

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April 19th, 2017 06:43:21

Bad Associations

April 17th, 2017 by G.

Three boys are singing in your church.  Ages 4-9.  The 4-year old is really belting.  Their song is called “Gethsemane,” and you are really enjoying it.  It has a folk/pop simplicity to it that fits the singers.  It involves a lot of repetition of the word Gethsemane.

But there is a niggling reminder of something else.  You work at it for a bit and finally you bring it up.

Stonehenge, by Spinal Tap.

You cram that association back into the bottle.

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April 17th, 2017 06:23:38

Signalling All the Way Down

April 12th, 2017 by Patrick Henry

On the exotic fringes of the intellectual right, there are monarchists and all sorts of things. Well, guys, its been a good run, and I’m sorry to say that I am about to launch the killer meme that will eliminate your movement.

Imagine there’s a king. Now imagine, as surely they will, all the social justice warriors and grubby little careerists have simply transferred their virtue signalling from Progress to royalty. (more…)

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April 12th, 2017 06:40:27

My Apologies

March 20th, 2017 by G.

Odin hired a new secretary.  She exceeded expectations in ever particular–except she returned Microsoft Word to its presets.  All of Odin’s carefully built up hotkeys for runes and such were lost.  He had a word with her, and then began restoring his Office suite.  But she did it again!

Although Odin’s first thoughts were wrathful, he reflected that in all other respects, she really was an excellent secretary.  So he asked the Norns to destine her each day not to mess with his customization of Microsoft Word.  The Norns obliged, and all went along swimmingly.

Until one fatal day one of the Norns was sick, and the destiny was not wrought.  What did the secretary do?  Yep.  Norn the less, she presetted.

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March 20th, 2017 14:20:13

The Greatest Speeches Never Made

March 17th, 2017 by G.

The Junior Ganymede has come into exclusive possession of a lost draft of General Eisenhower’s Order of the Day for the invasion of Normandy.  

Historians of the era, students of rhetoric, and American patriots will all be amazed and delighted at this remarkable find.  Though a fuller analysis of the document must wait on the opinions of scholars, even the casual reader will wonder why so much of the vigorous and inspiring language of this draft did not make it into the version known to history: (more…)

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March 17th, 2017 05:43:56