To the Hobbit and Back

Still recovering from that early morning showing of the Hobbit. Two observations: 1) Thank God Elijah Wood had only a glorified cameo appearance in this one. 2) If Andy Serkis doesn’t win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Gollum, the voting was rigged. [Read more...]

Two Computers, $1,000 and a Trip to DC Later…

… I am back, only a little worse for the wear. [Read more...]

Strange Unbedfellows

In my election day piece for Splice Today, “Pot: Why Not?” I look at the hurdles that would-be advocates of marijuana decriminalization face, including a refusal to cooperate by parties that might agree on this issue. To wit: Given their general pro-market politics, Republicans ought overwhelmingly to favor decriminalization, and more. The conservative National Review [Read More...]

An Angel Walks into a Bar

Thomas Nelson’s Joel Miller has a new book out about angels, which I blurbed. We ran a promotional piece by Miller in Real Clear Religion yesterday. In the process of giving Hollywood some ideas about how to do angels right, Miller took a few fun digs: Hollywood usually blows it when it comes to angels. [Read More...]

Mountain Goats Are Back!

Great news! The Mountain Goats have a new album “Transcendental Youth,” official release date October 2. You can preview pretty much the whole album right here. While I struggle to pick out a favorite, here’s one of the singles, “Cry for Judas”: [Read more...]

Speak to the Chair!

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In case you ever feel the overwhelming urge to argue with me. [Read more...]

Objectivism Shrugged?

“I think you’re on to an interesting story. The whole John Allison-Cato thing has the makings of an epic disaster.” So begins the response of my source, Deep Galt, on the eminent appointment of the Ayn Rand Institute-affiliated Allison to head the Cato Institute. [Read more...]

Worst Piece on the Paul Ryan Pick–So Far!

This New Republic take wins the prize for stupidest piece — so far! — on Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan the GOP nominee for vice president. That much was obvious from the title, but I had to read the whole absurdist article, just to make sure a weekend editor hadn’t wildly misrepresented Noam Scheiber’s [Read More...]

Not Too Chicken to Tell This Joke

Q: How many Democrats does it take to change a light bulb at Chick-fil-A? [Read more...]

Take That, Science!

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Turns out humans and dinosaurs did indeed roam the Earth at the same time, and I have definitive photographic evidence. Because of the shocking nature of this picture, I have tucked it away under an expanded link. Please shield your children’s eyes. [Read more...]


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