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Sorry for the meager output over the past few days. The muse has been silent. Back soon.

Here are a few items that have piled up:

Goodnight Dune.

An outstanding reactionary essay by Richard Weaver. (Worth a post of its own, when time permits.)

Tornado passing through.

A handy chart.

Building the Pyramids.

Your tax dollars at work.

“Spengler” on Gödel and God.

Ten strange books.

— The estimable Deogolwulf on the atomization of the modern man.

— Courtesy of hbd_chick, a roundup of reactions to Nicholas Wade’s new book on genes and race.

Handy diagnostic method.

I hope this is ours.

Science predicts fashion. (Got the 80’s about right, anyway.)

Ranking the world’s nations by drunkenness.

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6 Comments

  1. JK says

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/13/us-people-giger-idUSKBN0DT0HX20140513

    RIP

    Posted May 13, 2014 at 1:10 pm | Permalink
  2. JK says

    I went to the trouble Malcolm of looking through your catalog so as not to get you in any bother.

    http://neveryetmelted.com/2014/05/11/procul-harum-blamed-for-kidnapping-schoolgirls/

    Posted May 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Permalink
  3. JK says

    And to all those Climate Change Deniers out there – it’s actually worse than ever dream’t

    http://www.cnet.com/news/jupiters-great-red-spot-turning-into-little-red-dot/

    Posted May 15, 2014 at 7:49 pm | Permalink
  4. JK says

    For all you who’ve been worried Secretary Sebelius was likely to have some trouble finding a new job – stop your fretting.

    She’s landed a new position with Lockheed.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/meet-u-s-jet-fighter-can-do-it-all-maybe-n104146

    Posted May 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Permalink
  5. JK says

    Surprising Conclusions from Dartmouth College on Female Candidates!

    Pert “Stuff” Generally Wins Versus Cheesecake. In Head To Head matchups Darthmouth discovered to its amazement;

    Voters, the study found, prefer female politicians with feminine features. “These effects were independent of other social dimensions previously implicated in political decision making, such as competence, attractiveness, and familiarity,” the study said.

    http://www.ioc.state.il.us/index.cfm
    /about-our-office/picture-gallery/[/img]

    Google a Nikki Haley image.

    _____________

    & Since I don’t wish to be banned from the sole site originating from the US – imagine your own comparisons of Hillary and Fauxahontas.

    Posted May 18, 2014 at 3:57 am | Permalink
  6. JK says

    Almost forgot

    http://news.yahoo.com/female-politicians-with-more-feminine-features-tend-to-win-elections–dartmouth-study-finds-214521928.html

    Posted May 18, 2014 at 4:00 am | Permalink