"There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Maybe the Mayans Were Right

WWE has announced that "No Holds Barred," Hulk Hogan's debut as a movie lead, will be released on DVD this summer.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Next Richard Jewell?

The Los Angeles times looks at George Zimmerman.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Gold Plated

There have been rumors of things like this floating around for a while.

RIP Bert Sugar

Most people today, if they knew him at all, probably just knew him as the guy with the hat. But when he was editor of The Ring and Boxing Illustrated they were generally regarded as two of the best sports magazines ever.

But before he got into journalism, he was one of the top advertising men in New York, creating ads for some of America's biggest companies.

And before that, he earned an MBA and a law degree from the University of Maryland was an attorney.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Anti-Bernanke

The latest from economist George Selgin, a former grad school professor of mine.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lou Thesz vs. Terry Sawyer

Lou would have been 62 when this was filmed.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Has Warren buffett Lost His Touch?

Berskgire Hathaway stock isn't doing well, and if not for crony capitalist deals it might be doing even worse.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

When the United States Was Multilingual

Good post from Lew Rockwell's site. People today just don't realize how recent a relatively uniform single American culture really is or how vast regional differences once were.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Michael Hayes and the Stone Cold Stunner

On his blog, Steve Austin writes about the origins of his finishing move.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

"A Career-Killing Movie"

I've read several stories that report Hollywood insiders are saying that about Eddie Murphy's new film. Really? The man's career survived "A Vampire in Brooklyn," "The Adventures of Pluto Nash," "Norbert" and a transvestite streetwalker. How bad can this film be if it's the thing that ends it?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Short Answer: He's On Our Side

How is Bill Maher's vulgar misogyny different from that of Rush Limbaugh.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

24-Inch Python?

Or little Hulkamaniac? TMZ reports someone is shopping around a Hulk Hogan sex tape.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rousey vs. Tate

Headline of the Day

I'm waiting for someone to use this story to call for cannon control.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Rousey vs. Tate Controversy

The quality of that fight put women's MMA on the map. The ending could have set it back 10 years.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Antonin Scalia's Obamacare Problem

Damon Root explains why Scalia's past opinions may lead him to uphold Obamacare.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Little Bit Me

A rare turn on lead vocals by the late Davy Jones on the Neil Diamond song.

The Shanghai Gesture

Weird but fun movie. God example of how the motion picture production code could actually make a film better. The stage play it was based on was set in a brothel. The movie in a gambling den. In the play, the heroine became addicted to drugs. In the movie, she became a gambling addict. The changes helped turn it from a straight-forward morality tell into an odd piece of film noir.

And a young Gene Tierney has to be in the running for the best looking woman of all time.