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The Alt-Right is “Weaponizing” Irony

The leftwing newspaper The Guardian has a piece titled “Hiding in plain sight: how the ‘alt-right’ is weaponizing irony to spread fascism” Until recently, it would have been hard to imagine the combination of street violence meeting internet memes. But … Continue reading

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Who Names Diseases?

Aeon has a piece titled “Who names diseases?”, by byline which reads: “Swine Flu, Naples Soldier, Ebola. Disease names express fear, create stigma and distract attention. Can they be improved?” Here is a choice paragraph, which inadvertently shows the backwardness … Continue reading

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The Jam – Going Underground (1980)

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The First 52 Genes Identified

AFP (via Yahoo News) reports on a new study establishing an initial confluence of genes correlated with IQ: Paris (AFP) – Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 52 genes linked to human intelligence, 40 of which have been identified … Continue reading

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Sweden: What Immigration Problem?

Allowing the influx of millions of immigrants from the third world: what could possibly go wrong? Almost all murders and attempted murders in Sweden using firearms are carried out by people with foreign backgrounds, according to a new study. According … Continue reading

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Pete Townshend – Quadrophenia Demo Tapes (1973)

Townshend’s demo process for Who albums was quite robust. He’d have just about everything arranged, by himself, in demo form by the time the band went to the studio. The Quadrophenia demos were previously only available via bootleg, but have … Continue reading

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The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset (1967)

1967, the Summer of Love. It was 50 years ago. So many great songs were released that year. While this song wasn’t a ‘flower power’ or psych song, per se, it is arguably the single greatest song ever written.

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Another One Down

Political Correctness claims another faculty victim. Paul Griffiths, whose Orwellian run-ins with the school’s administration Rod Dreher has been documenting, has resigned from his position as Warren Chair of Catholic Theology at Duke University Duke University as a result: It’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Pete!

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RIP: Chris Cornell

Here he is with Soundgarden, on the eve of his passing, playing 1994’s “Black Hole Sun”.

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