Monthly Archives: November 2017

Deus ex machina

Another one I can never remember. Definition: Deus ex machina [...], meaning “god from the machine”. The term has evolved to mean a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the contrived and unexpected … Continue reading

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Yinz

English, by design or chance, lost its word for the plural you (ie, ye). Because of this deficiency, people have made up their own versions. This article runs through the list – including the mysterious “yinz”, used in the dialect … Continue reading

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The Unified Field Theory of Madness

It all started at Ace, as it often does. In this case I was directed to a post by John C Wright in which he addresses something very intriguing to me. Something that I have been investigating and thinking about … Continue reading

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Hallucinating

Or Scott Adams is a genius. Finding this (or something similar) became important after quickly skimming through an article titled Al Franken: The Obvious Setup and Liberals Took the Bait recommended by an acquaintance. Why quickly? Well, the first paragraph … Continue reading

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Fetch the Tumbrels

Cathy Young tweets a concern of the black humor variety: Does anyone feel like the sexual revolution has finally hit the “Reign of Terror” stage Not sure about this… after finding this, I now know that yes, we are in … Continue reading

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My, How Diets Have Changed

From a link on Instapundit to a new book with the title, The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and 5 Meal Plans to Shed Weight, Heal Your Body, and Regain … Continue reading

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Two Sets of Rules

From a Nolte tweet, the pitch Shouldn’t we hold our side to a standard? What’s the point of beating the left if we have to abandon our basic values? and it’s hit. Because it is called unilateral disarmament, emotional blackmail, … Continue reading

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Uh-oh, They’re On to Us

From a retweet and commment by Instapundit: It seems increasingly clear that Trump’s job is to incite an endless succession of personal & cultural feuds to draw the spotlight while exec agencies & GOP Congress advance an undiluted agenda of … Continue reading

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You actually can’t make up for lost sleep

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to understand how important it is to get sufficient sleep. I assume that some people can do with less and some need more, but I need, in general, eight hours. For example, it may … Continue reading

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Decimated

From a post at Samizdata, a brief quote from Walter Williams: The undeniable truth is that neither slavery nor Jim Crow nor the harshest racism has decimated the black family the way the welfare state has.

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