October, 2007


31
Oct 07

For your Halloween reading

Via McArdle, the physics of Halloween Monsters.


31
Oct 07

A good example of why liberals scare me

Check out this diavlog with Paul Krugman and Mario Cuomo; it’s a detailed explanation of how the government should run your life, from health care to your job, and most things in between.


31
Oct 07

In a weird coincidence

Both the Sex Pistols and their small-government, country doctor equivalent, Ron Paul, will be on the Tonight Show tonight. We’ll see who the crowd reacts to more…


30
Oct 07

In this day and age

Crew wins deadly pirate battle off Somalia


29
Oct 07

Four changes if I were king of America

I’ve made them non-political, strictly symbolic. They are

  1. The national anthem shall be changed to America the Beautiful; an accessible song with a solid melody and natural meter; and the Star Spangled Banner will be consigned to history, where it will be of much interest to our eventual tone-deaf robot overlords
  2. Daylight Savings Time shall be abolished. Trying to fool the sun sets a bad example for children and weakens our moral fiber
  3. Calvin Coolidge shall be worked into Presidents Day somehow. We’re long overdue for rewarding people who do their job quietly, with no drama
  4. We shall come up with a simple way to properly fold the US Flag that does not require two people

What would y’all do?


29
Oct 07

Day 4 of my slightly less caffeinated life…

I reach day four of my caffeine cutback week, and I do have to say it’s helped my mood and attention span. Surprisingly I don’t get headaches when I do without it totally, as do most people.


28
Oct 07

Ron Paul gets annoying

Or his supporters do anyway. I got two spams this morning telling me how only Ron Paul can save us from the coming dark age. The fact that he has fans among the 9-11 truth movement is troubling, though I know of no evidence that he sympathizes with that weirdness.


28
Oct 07

Two things to read about PMCs

First, Tyler Cowen in the New York Times, second Letters of Marque on Wikipedia.


26
Oct 07

A good one

From Scott Adams on the dangers and benefits of Crystal Meth.


26
Oct 07

Quotes of the evening

From Napoleon

In war, moral is to the physical as three is to one.

And this old chestnut from the Duke of Wellington

For a great nation there are no small wars.