The Clay Illustrations Of Irma Gruenholz

See more of her gorgeous work at Sweet Station. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

NYPD Blue Moons The FCC With Court Approval

A good day for freedom of speech as the censorious FCC loses its case trying to levy a fine for a naked butt on NYPD Blue: NEW YORK – The Federal Communications Commission cannot fine broadcasters for showing a woman’s nude buttocks on a 2003 episode of “NYPD Blue,” a federal court ruled Tuesday, citing [Read More...]

For When Cats And Mice Go To War

Jeff DeBoer has created some exquisite armor for them: Many more to admire here. H/T: Laughing Squid. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Twain Uncensored

The unabridged Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, delayed by Twain’s request for a century, is coming this fall. The New York Times describes choice passages: Twain excoriates “the iniquitous Cuban-Spanish War” and Gen. Leonard Wood’s “mephitic record” as governor general in Havana. In writing about an attack on a tribal group in the Philippines, [Read More...]

Penn Jillette On Magic, Atheism, And Libertarianism

A really enjoyable video, especially for his remarks on magic, other magicians, and why magic on TV isn’t real magic. And I really appreciated his stress on the importance of having “out” atheists to identify with. In his case he discusses being joyed, inspired, loved, and comforted by having famous atheists like Martin Mull, Randy [Read More...]

Steamboat Willie

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Conscientious Objector

Edna St. Vincent Millay: Conscientious Objector I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death. I hear him leading his horse out of the stall; I hear the clatter on the barn-floor. He is in haste; he has business in Cuba, business in the Balkans, many calls to make this morning. [Read More...]


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