"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

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Has Everyone in South Africa Been Charged with Murder?

First, Oscar Pistorius, then the lead detective investigating him. Now, his brother.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

He Had a Great Porn Collection

Jonathan Stoner had a $7,500 porn collection stolen. He's not happy.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Norwegian Wood

The hottest TV show in Norway is all about firewood.

The Ph.D Bust

Getting a doctorate is far from a guarantee of getting a job.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

RIP Jerry Buss

When I lived in Los Angeles, I once thught I saw Hugh Hefner out with a bunch of Playmates, but it was Jerry Buss.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Korstia Korchenko

He now has his own reality TV show. But this is how I prefer to remember him.

Canadian Murder Rates

Clayton Cramer says he's happy the place he lives doesn't have them.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

He Saved the Lives of Millions

Nevin Scrimshaw may be the most important person you've never heard of.

How Political Correctness Triumphed Over the Primoridal Sport

The IOC kept Modern pentathlon but dumped wrestling. Why? The pentathlon folks made it more appealing to women.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Responds to Critics

He did a mildly critical review of "Girls," which led some to question his qualifications to write about the show. The whole thing is good. But this is my favorite part:
How should an aging, black jock like myself know anything about pop culture? Man, I am a living part of pop culture and have been for nearly 50 years.

Monday, February 11, 2013

The 100% Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Mmm mmm. Just throw a couple of slices of bacon on this, and it would be the perfect food.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Living with the Shades Pulled Down

Merle Haggard sing's one of country's best songs about a hooker.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Killer Asteroid?

We are due for a really close shave on Friday.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I Wanna Write About Me

The Georgia Department of Edcation seems to think high school students aren't narcicisstic enoug<.

Monday, February 4, 2013

How Much Will Your Health Insurance Cost?

John C. Goodman looks at the imppact of the Affordable Care Act.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Spy Novelist Who Knew Too Much

The New York Times has a great feature on GĂ©rard de Villiers, a French novelist with connections to a whole bunch of different intelligenec agencies. Unfortunately, it looks like most of his novels are not available in English.

Saturday, February 2, 2013