No pie-eating people can ever be permanently...
The young men of the University of Indianapolis who were chosen to maintain in public debate “that pie is of greater service to mankind than ice cream” were not faithful to their important trust. Probably a chivalrous sentiment toward the young women who took the ice-cream end of the controversy led them to withhold the convincing facts of their side. It needed no impassioned...
T. J. is watching.
About half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land. This is a valley of ashes—a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a...
Schadenfreude Thursdays pt8*
animalsbeingdicks: Amy learned a very valuable lesson about cats. They don’t get mad, they get even.
Footnote of the day.
The trial judge noted that, when he started out in law practice, “there were no breath tests or blood tests. They just brought in the cop, and the cop said, ‘Yeah, he was drunk.’” Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 131 S. Ct. 2705, 2712 n.3 (2011)
One Voice. →
Child's Own Studio →
This company turns children’s drawings into stuffed animals. Via Radley Balko.
How it begins.
The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious. Slavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes, their smoldering inquietude from radishes, their...
Obligatory "Hello, world" post
So I’m gonna do this for a while. Maybe. We’ll see what happens.