Daily Archives: April 25, 2017

Finch – Unspoken is the Word (1977)

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RIP: Robert Pirsig

Robert Pirsig has died. In late high school (or early college, I can’t definitively recall), I read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and was greatly affected by it. I’m not so sure how well it holds up today, … Continue reading

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The Guide To Becoming Jared Kushner

“The Guide To Becoming Jared Kushner” contains a dizzying array of Jewish names. From one passage: The Kushners have always had a fleet of PR people working behind the scenes to fluff their image. Rubenstein and his son and protege … Continue reading

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Timmy Brothers – Water Makers

I had posted on this a year ago, but I think it’s worth rewatching. It’s a clever parody of hipster artisanal products (think of how precious and special they treat whatever overpriced ‘simple’ things they sell.) In this case, the … Continue reading

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France: Mélenchon Voters

An intriguing passage from “Le Pen Calls Parties in France ‘Completely Rotten’ as They Unite to Fend Her Off” in the NYT: Most of Ms. Le Pen’s rivals have gathered around the effort to defeat her. Only one major candidate … Continue reading

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Cordons Sanitaire

With Le Pen forecasted to lose the run-off election in May, the MSM is full of stories of how Populism may have crested, displaying the collective relief the Establishment has at Geert Wilders’ loss and (possibly) Le Pen’s. But, buried … Continue reading

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Politico: The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

In Politico, Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty have an excellent piece titled “The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think”, which looks at how the MSM got the Nov election so wrong. It explores, and finds confirming evidence for, the … Continue reading

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