I Really Need to Start Blogging Again

Probably should have put up a “gone fishin” sign so, sorry about that folks. The elections ground me down to the point that I needed to take a break. It wasn’t so much the result that got me as the whole political ordeal. My God I hate politics, even as I find it fascinating. I [Read More…]

Notes on the John Allison Story

1. Jeremy Lott’s Diary received a long response from someone close to the Ayn Rand Institute who has requested anonymity. I have decided to grant that and give my informant the codename Deep Galt — purely because the name amuses me. 2. The first communique from Deep Galt will be spooled out here over the [Read More…]

Who Is Deep Galt?

Question: What would be a good codename for an Objectivist mole? Right now I’m thinking of going with Deep Galt, but open to suggestions. [Read more…]

I’m Huge in Japan

Let me draw your attention to two Jeremy Lott’s Diary media hits this week because 1) self-promotion! and 2) the articles are by journalists I both like and respect. The most recent ran today in Politix, a project of Topix, by new editor-in-chief David Mark. Mark was previously editor of a bunch of stuff including [Read More…]

Jeremy Lott’s Diary’s Fascist Comments Policy

Boy your diarist loves reader comments, especially the ones that are long and/or insulting. Most entertaining of all is the bit where they get deposited in the trash bin, unread by the masses. It has been a while since I reminded folks of the fascist comments policy of Jeremy Lott’s Diary. Here are the ground [Read More…]

Is Twitterpated the Right Word?

All you kids with your hip hop music and your social media, I tell you… The powers that be at Patheos strongly encouraged me to expand this diary’s social media presence. I held out until fellow bearded ginger Catholic and Washingtonian Mark Shea pointed me to a service he uses to update both Facebook and [Read More…]

Mic Check Heard Round the World

This is a test of the emergency publicity system. It is only a test. Were this a real PR Emergency, we would begin bombing Russia in five minutes. But like I said, this is only a test, so the Russian army can stand down. [Read more…]

Burning Question

Q: Jeremy Lott, Why don’t you ever go camping? A: Chalk it up to public spiritedness. Q: How do you figure that? A: I’m preventing forest fires. [Read more…]

Keep the Cork in It

The Belgian style golden ale Ovila is delicious. It could also maim you. The seal over the cork tells drinkers, “WARNING: CONTENTS UNDER HIGH PRESSURE. PLEASE OPEN WITH CARE.” And let me advise you here and now to heed this warning, folks. Tonight, I opened a bottle of the stuff and thought a gunshot had [Read More…]

That Better Be Insured!

This diary is going to hold off on any major posting until tomorrow in solidarity with all my friends in DC who are still without power. This horrifying pic from Georgetown was sent to me by friend and occasional partner in crime Al Canata. Yes, that is a Jaguar under the tree. [Read more…]