Question and answer

This has been on my mind lately. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ZqZVunCb4 What am I supposed to doIf I want to talk about peace and understandingBut you only understand the language of the swordWhat if I want to make you understand that the path you chose leads to downfallBut you only understand the language of the swordWhat if I... Continue Reading →

A birthday worth celebrating

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Of all the great men of the revolutionary era to whom we owe our freedom, Washington’s greatness was the rarest and the most needed.Power Line Blog: Remembering the Indispensable Man Today used to be a national holiday, but it's not even on calendars anymore.... Continue Reading →

The Bronte Sisters Played Their Own Fantasy RPG

Stumbled across this cool bit of literary history just a few minutes ago... In 1845, two years before Wuthering Heights was published, Emily Brontë shared a train trip to York with her sister Anne, who was two years out from publishing her first novel Agnes Grey. To pass the time the two sisters played a... Continue Reading →

A sentiment…

“Conservatism starts from a sentiment that all mature people can readily share: the sentiment that good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.” Roger Scruton (h/t The Dacian)

Behind the times: Punching 2019 in the face

Now that it's all over and we're almost into the second month of 2020, let's find out once and for all: Did I succeed in punching 2019 in the face and making it my bitch? Well, let's dive into the goals I set at the beginning of that most currently previous of previous years and... Continue Reading →

Ghost Rider passes on

I always thought it was weird when people got all emotional about some celebrity's death, as if it had anything to do with anything at all. Knowing something about them doesn't mean you knew them; just move the fuck on and don't be an idiot about it. But here I am. Crying my stupid fucking... Continue Reading →

Punching 2019 in the face: Summer bleeds into fall

Last time I posted one of these was back in July. The whole summer was kind of a whirlwind. I don't remember anything about it except that everything revolved around getting my daughter set up to start college and also trying to make the most of family time somehow in a weird transitional time when... Continue Reading →

Slayer: Raining…Jazz?

Some guy rewrote Slayer's iconic Raining Blood as a jazz tune and synchronized it with a live performance...and it might be the most awesome thing I've ever seen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7-aduHx5bo I've been watching and rewatching this for hours now. And also, because Slayer, here's the original live video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q66zKQ3-XM It's heresy, I know, but I almost... Continue Reading →

Individualists, unite!

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770)

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